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Hundreds participate in Washington snowball fight

The event, organized by the Washington DC Snowball Fight Association, featured students, teachers, federal workers and Captain America.

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Ben Hooper
A man dressed as Captain America stops a snowball with his shield during a snowball fight organized on social media, at Meridan Hill Park in Washington, D.C., February 17, 2015. A President's Day snow storm dropped 3-6 inches of snow on the D.C. region. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
A man dressed as Captain America stops a snowball with his shield during a snowball fight organized on social media, at Meridan Hill Park in Washington, D.C., February 17, 2015. A President's Day snow storm dropped 3-6 inches of snow on the D.C. region. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Hundreds of students, teachers and government workers took advantage of a snow day in Washington, D.C., by holding a massive snowball fight.

The Washington DC Snowball Fight Association, which organizes events on social media, held a massive snowball fight at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Meridian Hill Park.

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The participants included college students, teachers, federal staffers and one man dressed as Captain America.

The event celebrated a snow day for area schools and non-emergency workers with the federal Office of Personnel Management.

The snowball fight had originally been planned for Dupont Circle, where a similar massive snow-brawl took place in 2010, but was moved to Meridian Hill Park after the National Park Service plowed the sidewalks at Dupont.

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