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    Carlos Varon pays respect to war fallen soldiers while he places flags at graves at Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, May 25, 2013. The annual "Flags-In" ceremony is held ahead of Memorial Day to honor the nation's fallen members of the military. Flags will be placed at more than 220,000 graves.
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    Soldiers from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment stop to salute as they hear taps being played at a nearby burial ceremony while placing flags in front of headstones at Arlington Memorial Cemetery for Memorial Day on May, 23, 2013 in Arlington, VA.
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    Cub Scout Owen Thomason carries a handfull of American flags while placing a flag on the graves of veterans buried at Moore Cemetery on May 25, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The annual Memorial Day project took place in the Moore Cemetery, which sits next to a tornado destroyed neighborhood.
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    Ryan Neal, wife Desiree and daughter Sophia pay a visit to deceased Korean War Purple Heart decorated Army Sgt. Lyle Johnson, who passed away in 2011, during the Memorial Day Service at the State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minn., May 26, 2013. Desiree described her grandfather as a man who loved kids and spent a year and a half in a Denver hospital recovering from machine gun wounds.
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    A couple photograph themselves amongst a sea of flags on Boston Common in Boston, May 26, 2013. The flags were placed by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund in memory of every fallen Massachusetts service member from the Civil War to the present.
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    Motorcyclists cross the National Mall during the 26th Annual Rolling Thunder rumbled into the US capital to show support for veterans and those who have fallen in past and present wars in Washington on May 26, 2013. Some one million riders are expected to gather in Washington DC during the Memorial Day weekend.
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    Sisters Lucia, 6, right, and Adriana, 2, DiPiano watch as a fife and drum band pass by during the College Point Memorial Day Parade in New York, May 26, 2013.
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    Korean War veteran Bob Pellow, 84, bears a flag as strong winds preside over Memorial Day at the State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minn., May 26, 2013.
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    A veteran looks at the names of those who died etched into the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ahead of Memorial Day in Washington, May 26, 2013.
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    A woman kisses her daughter as she walks between the graves at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial during the annual memorial day ceremony, in Henri-Chapelle, Belgium on May. 25, 2013. At the cemetery, covering 57 acres, rest 7,992 U.S. military dead, most of whom lost their lives during the advance of the U.S. armed forces into Germany.
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