Panda, precipitation and a proposal at zoo farewell celebration
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Panda, precipitation and a proposal at zoo farewell celebration

While cut short because of the snowy weather conditions, the National Zoo's farewell celebration for panda Tai Shan still included some committed visitors, time for the beloved panda to play outside, and even a surprise proposal. Tai Shan leaves Washington, D.C., for China early Thursday morning. (Anna Uhls & Michael Ruane/The Washington Post)

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