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I was just driving down Georgia Avenue in Petworth and saw a young male walking toward a corner store wearing a bandana over his face. I hadn’t seen this get-up on the streets of DC since the Mount Pleasant riots.

It’s a jarring look, no doubt, and likely to catch on.

I couldn’t tell if his garb was intended to cover up his identity for what he was about to do, or cover up his mouth so he doesn’t get the swine flu.

But I was glad I’m not a clerk in that store.