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Justin Kendall, left, holds up a figure of a World War I soldier as workers install a battle exhibit. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)
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An exhibit on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)
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Most of the fiberglass figures were created by taking molds from the bodies, faces and hands of U.S. soldiers. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)
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Museum specialist Sara Bowen tracks figures used in the exhibits. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)

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