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Man sets himself on fire in Washington

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A man set himself on fire near the US Congress on Friday, police said, one day after a woman was shot dead by law enforcement after a high-speed chase nearby. 

A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the US Capitol in Washington, DC, October 3, 2013.

"It does appear that a man sustained self-inflicted burns," Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said.

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