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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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    Pastime coach Jake Brown is showered with water after Wednesday night's victory against Rogers Post 153 to advance the team to next week's state legion baseball tournament in Augusta.

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    Emma St. Pierre, 10, of Wales, can't decide which item she wanted to buy at the Glass Bottle Creations booth during Friday's Art in the Park at Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston. The glass art, that starts with full bottles and is melted in a 1,500 degree oven where various items melt into the glass, creating unique shapes and designs. It was just one of several dozen booths that were part of the new event.

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    Dickens, a 9 year old Arabian Stallion, peers over the fence at the former Hooper Farm in Bryant Pond Tuesday morning. He is one of the last horses that remain on the farm after the longtime owners sold the property to the Hallett family, who plan to continue breeding horses on the iconic property..

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    A damselfly takes a break on a water lily flower on South Pond in Woodstock Tuesday afternoon.

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    Lewiston High School graduate Meagan Murphy, second from right on top, and 44 other cheerleaders from across the state practice one of their routines Thursday morning at Central Maine Community College in Auburn. They have been practicing all week for this Saturday's Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic in Biddeford at 4:00. The High School Senior All-Star football game is a Kora Shrine sponsored event where 100% of the net proceeds from the game are for the benefit of the 22 Shrine Hospitals for Children across the US, Canada, and Mexico.

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    Chamber president Matt Leonard, left, watches Patrick Dempsey hold up the ceremonial cup he just presented the famous actor after speaking to a capacity crowd gathered at Lost Valley in Auburn Thursday morning during the chamber's monthly breakfast.

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    The occupants of the SUV, foreground, look on as Lewiston Fire and United Ambulance personel tend to the elderly couple of another vehicle that collided with them at the corner of Sabattus Streets and Dow avenue in Lewiston Sunday afternoon. The two young girls refused medical treatment at the scene, but the elderly couple in the other vehicle were taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non life threatening injuries. According to a witness at the scene, the SUV pulled out of Dow Avenue and did not see the compact Chevrolet coming down Sabattus Street when they collied.

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    Camp North Woods campers jump off the dock Tuesday morning at the Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond.

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    Gabrielle Zlotkowski, right, a camper at Camp North Woods in Bryant Pond, intentionally flips her canoe with councelor Wendy Wegner in Bryant Pond Tuesday morning. They were working with Maine Game Wardens, learning how to stay calm and with the help from others, empty their canoe and get back in while still in the water at Camp North Woods at the University of Maine 4-H Camp.

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    Ridwan Hussein, of Auburn, who came from Kenya, takes a selfie with friends in front of the Lewiston Armory after Wednesday mornings prayers that marked the conclusion of Ramadan for U.S. Muslims, otherwise known as Eid al-Fitr. Ramadan is a time that followers of the Islamic faith fast from sunrise to sunset each day as part of a fasting ritual. The period also means no drinking as well as no sexual interactions. The month long celebration takes place on different dates around the world so not all Ramadan celebrations are taking place at the same time. The lunar cycles mean that the dates for Eid can vary around 11 days every year. Muslims believe that Ramadan is the time their holy book, the Qu'ran, was revealed to mankind through their Prophet Muhammad.

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    Trainer Joe Nelson takes Mercenary for a training trott around the Farmington Fairgrounds Friday morning. The horse will be racing on Monday in Bangor after winning 3 of it's last 4 races. Nelson's son Ryan, who helps his father train and take care of area horses, right, lets Bettor Buns graze as the standard breed has the next two weeks off from racing to rest up. Joe was selected as the Maine Harness Racing Commission Trainer of the Year last year.

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    Olivia Tassinari, 6, of Minot takes a break from picking strawberries at Chipman Farms in Minot Saturday morning to sample one of the sweet berries while her mom, Stephanie offers one to her other daughter Harper, 2. Most pick your own strawberry businesses are now open as the warm weather has made them super sweet and juicy. To see more photos from Chipman's and Gillespie Farms in New Gloucester visit sunjournal.com

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    Michelle Richards, of Lewiston, gets some help from her daughter Hannah while planting in the Blake Street Community garden recently.

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    Valerie Doucette of Lisbon drives a golf cart to the next tee at Apple Valley Golf Course in Lewiston Friday morning during the first of a 9 week junior golf clinic. ”The goal of the Hopkins Junior Golf Clinic is "to teach kids first the basics of golf, but also the principles of golf that are important in everyday life: Respect, honesty, fairness and competitiveness.“ said lead instructo Chad Hopkins. Over 100 kids of all abilities showed up to the first clinic that included instruction a chance to play the course. For more information and to sign up for future classes, visit: applevalleyme.com

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    Winter Rainey, 12, heads out on Pennesseewassee Lake in Norway Thursday morning with her sisters and mother. The family from Norway gets out on the water in their colorful kayaks as often as possible, especially on beautiful days like Thursday.

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    Auburn firefighter Cpt. Chip Keene shovels gravel off Hotel Road Wednesday afternoon after a dump truck rolled over coming around the curve near where the former SPCA was located on Poland Spring Road. The driver of the truck was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

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    Lewiston High School junior, Muslimo Abdullahi flashes a thumbs up to a driver that honked their horn Tuesday morning at the corner of East Avenue and Pleasant Streets in Lewiston with other members of their LRTC marketing class. Students made posters and stood on several busy street corners in the city to remind and encourage people to get out and vote.

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    Lewiton Police Officer Larry Maillet takes notes on the side of 17 Jefferson Street in Lewiston Monday night after a fight on the second floor balcony caused three young men to crash through the balcony and fell onto the chain link fence below. A friend of one of those involved holds paper towels to the neck of one of the combatants until medical personel arrive. One was taken to the hospital on a stretcher with non life threatening. Another was being evaluated in an ambulance while the third refused medical attention. None were cooperative with the police and no charges were filed.

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    Leslie Walker comforts Elton Bosmus, 3, who she was babysitting, during a prayer at the First Universalist Church in Auburn Monday night during a vigil to celebrate strength of diversity in response to the weekend's massacre in Orlando.

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    Larry Gilbert Sr., a Vietnam Veteran from Lewiston, places flags on the left side of veterans graves at Mt. Hope Cemetery Wednesday afternoon. About two dozen volunteers placed over 1,000 flags in the Lewiston cemetery. After a mass email to groups and organizations from Lewiston's city clerk to help honor veterans, board members of the Liberty Festival organized and promoted it. Others have joined in to do the same at other local cemeteries. The city paid for the flags.

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    Les Taylor, of Gray, a Korean War Veteran, salutes as the National Anthem is played by the Gray-New Gloucester band inside the Lunn-Hunnewell AMVETS Post No. 6 in New Gloucester Monday morning after threats of rain forced the cancellation of the parade.

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    Members of the Kora Temple Legion of Honor Color Guard, Highlanders and others look into the sky as a Civil Air Patrol plane flies over Saturday morning's Memorial Day celebration at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston.

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    Asher Mackenzie, 6, and his siblings, Aiden, 8 and Avery, 11, of Lewiston, watch the parade go past them during Saturday's Memorial Day Parade in Lewiston.

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    Piper, J. Chirstopher Pinchbeck, a Hebron Academy graduate from the class of '87 leads students and faculty out of the athletic center at Hebron Academy for the 18th and final time at the conclusion of the 212th commencement exercises at Hebron Academy Saturday morning.

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    Edward Little shortstop Taylor Depot dives for a line drive that she managed to knock down and prevent extra bases during Thursday afternoon's playoff game against Cony. Edward Little won the game 4-0 and will next face Messalonskee on Saturday.

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    Anita McHenry, right, Maliyah Powell, second from right, and other students and teachers from the Lewiton Middle School Alternative Education Program paint the new ArtVan behind the school Thursday morning. After nearly 8 years, the ArtVan 501c3 charitable program needed a new van. With donations from businesses and foundations they bought a new one, but wanted to keep the same identity as the old one. Founder and Ex Director, Jamie Silvestri asked her friend, LMS Alternative Ed instructor, Dan Sansoucy, if he and his students would help paint the new van. ArtVan is a mobile arts therapy organization whose mission is to provide a creative and collaborative environment to encourage youth who have little or no arts access to fully express their imaginations, relationships and experiences within themselves, among their peers and across our communities. For more information on ArtVan, visit their website at: www.artvanprogram.org

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    Hannah Beinecke, of Manchester, MA, gets a hug from cousins, Max and Ethan Raphaelson following Sunday's commencement at Bates College. The boys came from New Hampshire with many family members to share in Hannah's graduation from college.

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    Kenisha Alyson Allen-Daley, of Boston MA, carries her 7 month old son Kendan as she exits the stage after receiving her diploma from Bates College in Lewiston Sunday.

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    William Johnston Edmiston III, of Mooresville, NC, takes a selfie after receiving his diploma during Sunday's commencement at Bates College in Lewiston.

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    Cody Kidder, 11, of Wilton, splashes around in Wilson Lake in Wilton Monday afternoon while cooling off with friends.

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    Ricky Gaboury and Tena Trask embrace with other family and friends outside Feranklin County Superior Court following Monday's plea agreement from Tommy Clark, who killed their daughter in a hit and run accident earlier this year.

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    Franco American War Veteran honor guard member Bert Dutil presents arms during the singing of the National Anthem prior to the start of Tuesday's ground breaking ceremony at Oxford Casino.

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    Patty Watts, of Norway, right, points out a grouping of lilacs to her sister, Judy King, of Oxford as they tour the McLaughlin Garden Saturday afternoon during the annual Lilac Festival that continues through Monday.

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