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    Amanda Dwelly waits for traffic to stop before crossing Cedar Street in Lewiston with her cats, Geronimo and Salvadore Tuesday afternoon. Originally from Bellingham, Massachussetts, Dwelly is staying with friends in the area and was heading to Hope Haven to get out of the rain and have something to eat.

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    The crowd cheers Donald Trump as he makes a campaign stop at the Open Door Bible Baptist Church’s Christian Academy during Friday's rally in Lisbon.

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    Ashley Chopelas, a member of the Salem New Hampshire Blue Devil Color Guard, warms up prior to teaming up with the marching band to perform during Saturday night's marching band competition at ELHS.

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    Auburn mayor Jonathan LaBonte tries out a plasma cutter at a vendors booth at Maine Oxy Friday afternoon prior to the company's grand opening of their new flagship store on Washington Avenue in Auburn.

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    Mystery Photo for November 23, 2016

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    A bumble bee has a hard time flying as it takes off from a flower on the shoreline of Taylor Brook in Auburn Monday afternoon.

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    Bates College freshman Sophie Gerry does her homework in the quad at Bates College in Lewiston Tuesday morning surrounded by fall colors.

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    Layla Cyr, 3, of Turner, carefully heads down the steps of a house on Davis Avenue in Auburn Halloween while trick-or-treating with her mother. "When I was a kid, I came here and have been bringing her every year." said her mother.

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    Edward Little High School senior Donnie Peterson wrestles with an armload of ballots that he was transporting form the ballot box to a table in the cafateria at EL where he and other seniors were counting the votes cast by the entire student body at the Auburn school. In addition to Bernie Sanders, several teachers in the school also received write-in votes.

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    With the help of her children Charles, left and Athena, right, Dorothy Stimpson push Sadie Stimpson on the merry go round at the Auburn Municipal Beach Wednesday afternoon. The family from Pownal were visiting grandparents who live in the area and took advantage of the beautiful weather to play outdoors.

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    Sala Aden, left, and his son Masah, 4, of Lewiston, liesten to the new imam speak during the opening of the new mosque on Bartlett Street in Lewiston Saturday afternoon.

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    Sala Samatar, left and Dayow Abdi, second from left, and other men listen to their new Imam speak during the grand opening of a mosque on Bartlett Street in Lewiston Saturday afternoon.

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    Jake Gosselin, from Lewiston, jumps out from behind a sea of hoses at Lost Valley in Auburn Wednesday night during the dress rehersal for their upcoming Mountain of Terror.

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    Olivia DuBois, of Auburn, screams in terror as an alien jumps out of her stomach during Wednesday night's dress rehersal for Lost Valley's upcoming Mountain of Terror.

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    Lisbon's Sidney Douglass winds up for a throw in during Tuesday's soccer match against Oak Hill in Wales.

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    Fall colors are a blur in this slow motion photo of a cyclist on Lewiston Junction Road in Auburn during Sunday's 8th Annual Dempsey Challenge Sunday morning.

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    Patrick Dempsey, second from right, is surrounded by family and friends as they make their way across the walking trestle from Auburn into Lewiston and Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Sunday morning at the end of his ride.

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    Mystery Photo for October 2, 2016

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    Lewiston firefighters and police officers pay tribute on the overpass on Old Lisbon Road in Lewiston early Wednesday afternoon. They were showing their support for a convoy of vehicles and motorcycles escorting a piece of metal from the World Trade Center in New York City that was being transported to Newfoundland. It will be included in a display at the Gander airport, where 38 planes were diverted and grounded during the 2001 terrorist attacks. The small town rallied together to care for the 6,000 people stranded there as airports in the US were closed.

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    Patricia Read removes family photos from the wall of her mother's second floor apartment at 78 Oak Street in Lewiston Monday morning after a fire the night before destroyed the building that will be torn down in the next few days.

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    Natalie Staples, left and her brother David, of Brunswick, patiently wait with their father, Dean, center, for Gray Johnson and Bill Weld to arrive at Lewiston's Franco Center Friday night.

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    Instead of fancy, high priced shoes, Gary Johnson, right and his runningmate, Bill Weld, left, wear more practical attire as they stand on the stage of the Franco Center in Lewiston Friday night.

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    Two young men are cared for in Kennedy Park in Lewiston Friday night after a fight.

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    While Kyle Spence, 6, plays with his action figures, his brother Zach, 11, back right, wrestles with his friend Bret Binette, also 11, who lives nearby on Pond Road. The two older boys were trying to take each other down in Spence's pool on Buckley Street in Lewiston Thursday afternoon as they cooled off on Zach's birthday after a sleep over the night before.

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    Judea Willis of Lewiston does a backside boneless off the side of a bowl at the Lewiston Skatepark Wednesday afternoon.

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    Dave St.Hilaire, foreground, and his son Jake, from StHilaire Roofing in Lewiston, work on the slate and ridge cap of the Agora Grand Event Center in Lewiston Thursday morning. Hoisted nearly 200 feet in the air, they are completing the final renovation and maintenance at the former St. Patrick's Church. The steeple, according to historical records, is 220 feet high, making it one of the tallest structures in Maine.

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    A turkey vulture purches on the cross at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish on High Street in Sabattus Wednesday afternoon.

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    Jay Sawyer guides his f-bomb into position in front of University of Maine’s Emery Community Arts Center in Farmington Thursday afternoon. It was one of over 40 pieces from sculptor and metal artist Jay Sawyer of Warren. “Sculpture Soup” will run from Monday, Aug. 29, to Nov. 3. A reception for the Midcoast artist will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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    Sawyer is framed by the letter U made up of screws.

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    Monmouth goalie Destiny Clough dives on the ball as Madison's Sydney LeBlanc tries to boot it past during Thursday's soccer game in Monmouth. Clough took a knee to the ribs and a cleat to the face on the save, but shook it off and continued to play.

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    Did the chicken cross the road.

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    Buzzy Metayer ties down a firefighters flag at the top of a 70' pine tree along the side of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge in Lewiston Last Friday morning.

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    A pair of cyclists ride along the Riverwalk in Lewiston with the finish line in site at the end of their ride Sunday morning during the Dempsey Challenge.

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    Kaelin Darlings, of Bath, is startled when an Emu from RMT Farms of Litchfield stuck it's head out from the fence at their booth at the Topsham Fair Friday afternoon.

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    After getting pestered by her brother Will while she was washing her holsteins, Sydney Bullard, 10 of Turner, sprays him as Reeve Twitchell, 12, washes another. Twitchell, the Bullards neighbor, was helping prepare the cows from the Bullard's farm, Brigeen Farms in Turner, for a showing at the Topsham Fair Saturday morning.

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    Mystery Photo for August 21, 2016

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    A butterfly feeds off a purple cone flower on the first hole at Augusta Country Club in Manchester during the opening round of Charlie's Maine Open golf tournament.

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    Riley Barter-Levine, 11, of Auburn, holds a rat, while another person holds a Guinea Pig at the Mainley Rat Rescue in Auburn booth in Great Falls Plaza Saturday morning during Auburn's first annual Summer Festival which continues through Sunday. They were holding the pets for people to hold and pet in order to get over their fear of the animals. Her mom is a "foster mother" for the local chapter who's mission is to rehabilitate and find homes for surrendered or abandoned domestic rats, as well as spreading awareness, education and support for this often misunderstood animal.

  • Action from Tuesday's final round of Charlie's Maine Open golf tournament at Augusta Country Club in Manchester.

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    Sarah Zucchero, of Portland, foreground, and Joanna McLarnan of Richmond, Indiana, glide through the air during Monday afternoon's Arfo-Modern dance class taught by Michel Kouaku on the campus of Bates College in Lewiston. The class is just one of dozens taking place during the Bates Dance Festival. For a schedule of performances, visit their website at: batesdancefestival.org

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    A fawn wanders out onto the fairway of the second hole at the Augusta Country Club during the first round of Charlie's Maine Open golf tournament in Manchester Monday morning.

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    A digital filter has been applied to create a unique look to this photo of Ricky MacDougall, of Monmouth, who is riding along Main Street in Monmouth in search of returnables Tuesday afternoon. "I do this most every day. It is awfully hot today, but I'll be doing it else someplace else tomorrow."

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    Logan Levensalor, 12, of Bangor, cruises through a giant puddle on Pleasant Street in Lisbon Falls shortly after Friday's downpour. He was in town visiting his father, who lives in Lisbon.

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    Autumn Smith, 17, ducks under the water as she plays peek a boo with her 2 year old sister Evelina as they cool off Thursday night at Martin Point on Sabattus Pond.

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    Ellieanne Marino, 2 of Greene can't quite decide if she is frightended or not by a butterfly that was just released during Sunday morning's 8th annual Butterfly Release Celebration put on by Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice at the Hospice House in Auburn. Several hundred people were at the event where butterflies were released in honor of loved ones who's who are being cared for or have been cared for by AHCH and had their names read prior to the release. Her grandmother was cared for by the organization exactly a year ago before she passed away.

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    Allyana David, 5, of Greene, squeals with delight as her mother Kelly, releases dozens of butterflies from one of several baskets during Sunday morning's 8th annual Butterfly Release Celebration put on by Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice at the Hospice House in Auburn. Several hundred people were at the event where butterflies were released in honor of loved ones who's who are being cared for or have been cared for by AHCH and had their names read prior to the release.

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    Rogers Post 153's Drew Lashua dives for a line drive that went through for a hit during Wednesday night's playoff Legion baseball game against Pastime.

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