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Memorial Day: In A Few Photos

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. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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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. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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People cool off at John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park, in Philadelphia on Monday. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Boston Red Sox fans hold a large American flag before a game on Monday. Winslow Townson/AP hide caption

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Boston Red Sox fans hold a large American flag before a game on Monday.

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President Obama speaks during a Memorial Day service at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People wait for the start of the Memorial Day Parade in Ansonia, Conn. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Rich Addicks/AP hide caption

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