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Umbrellas at the March on Washington
Credit: Eddie Scarry/TheBlaze

Umbrellas at the March on Washington

Credit: Eddie Scarry/TheBlaze

Here's a photo I took Wednesday at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington was being celebrated.

The umbrellas came in handy once inside the gates cordoning off the Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool from the rest of the Mall. But they were a complete pain in the ass while... waiting in the massive line to get in.

Everyone was close together, so opening an umbrella meant probably hitting someone in the face.

It wasn't hot out, but it was humid. And so, having the umbrellas up meant trapping steam just above everyone's heads.

Not everyone was the same height, so even if you had an umbrella, if the person next to you also had one and was shorter than you, the run off from their umbrella would surely hit you.

And lastly, if you stood next to someone with a low-quality umbrella, as I did, chances of it randomly collapsing underneath its own weight and splashing you on the way down, were high.

But it's a nice photo.

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