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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: From left, Ilir Zherka, executive director of DC Vote, and DC shadow Senator Michael Brown, talk during a rally in front of DC Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, before the start of the non-judge trial of eight DC statehood activists who were arrested outside the U.S. Capitol in April during a protest of the federal budget deal. (Photo By Bill Clark/Roll Call)

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: From left, Ilir Zherka, executive director of DC Vote, and DC shadow Senator Michael Brown, talk during a rally in front of DC Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, before the start of the non-judge trial of eight DC statehood activists who were arrested outside the U.S. Capitol in April during a protest of the federal budget deal. (Photo By Bill Clark/Roll Call)

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