Memorial Day weekend means different things to different people. Here's a small slice of how the holiday was spent around the country.
Richard Marsden with Boy Scout Troop 226 prepares an American flag before a Memorial Day parade in Philadelphia on Monday.
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Traffic creeps northbound at the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend Friday in Los Angeles. More than 35 million people were expected to travel over the weekend.
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A woman walks among crosses at the Arlington West Memorial in Santa Monica, Calif., on Monday. Each red cross stands for 10 lost lives — a sign of the rising toll from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Trisha Lawton and her son, Caden, pray over the grave of husband and father Marine Capt. Garrett T. Lawton on Monday.
People cool off at John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park, in Philadelphia on Monday.
Boston Red Sox fans hold a large American flag before a game on Monday.
Boston Red Sox fans hold a large American flag before a game on Monday. Winslow Townson/AP
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President Obama speaks during a Memorial Day service at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.
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People wait for the start of the Memorial Day Parade in Ansonia, Conn.
Jacob Long of the Georgia Army National Guard holds his 14-month-old daughter, Charlotte, during a Memorial Day ceremony in Roswell, Ga., on Monday.