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Groundbreaking ceremony

Officials place bricks on a newly-mortared wall during the Chatham Walmart's ceremonial groundbreaking in Chicago, July 25, 2011. From left, West Chatham Improvement Association Sandra Harrison, Willie Brown with A.C. Brown Construction Company Inc., Alderman Howard Brookins, Jr., Howard B. Brookins Sr., and Senior Vice president of Walmart U.S. Julie Murphy.
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