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Snowman Competition Takes Place Of Traditional Snowball Fight

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Thanks, Snobama! Just one of the many creative snowpeople built in Dupont Circle today.
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Thanks, Snobama! Just one of the many creative snowpeople built in Dupont Circle today.

Dupont Circle is full of snow sculptures after a District tradition was cancelled for the day.

Usually when it snows this much, the Washington DC Snowball Fight Association plans a public snowball fight, but due to concerns about potentially icy conditions, organizers tried something else today. Instead of hurling snowballs at each other, about 100 people gathered in DuPont Circle to create snow sculptures.

D.C. residents Daphne Kiplinger and Dave Steadman were hard at work, carving out the finer details on their "Snobama."

"We got a snowman with some prominent ears and an American flag and his own pin and a tie," Steadman said.

Kiplinger says it's a great experience, and her partner in craft agrees.

"Getting to be out with fellow D.C. residents and enjoying the weather and just kind of forgetting about everything else for a little bit is awesome," he said.

Their politically-themed snow sculpture won them a $50 voucher to Bar DuPont. Other winners included a traditional snowman, a tipsy snowman, who lost both his footing and his keys, and a mustachioed hipster snowman, who took first prize.

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