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Contestants compete in the Washington National Cathedral's Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Because of inclement weather, the races were held in the nave of the Cathedral. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day," the celebration marks the last day before the beginning of Lent.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 04: Contestants compete in the Washington National Cathedral's Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday March 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. Due to inclement weather the races were held in the nave of the Cathedral. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day", the celebration marks the last day before the beginning of Lent. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)Win McNamee / Getty Images