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Photo Gallery | PHOTOS: Washington Nationals' Opening Day Roster

Opening Day for the Washington Nationals is finally here and the start of the 2012 season is bringing hope to baseball fans throughout the D.C. area.

Take a look at the Nats' Opening Day 25-man roster in the slideshow above.  

The roster is sure to change as the season goes along and several key players return from injury, but check out who will start the year in the red, white, and blue.

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