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Members of the Escaramuza Espuelas de Oro, the Golden Spur Equestrian drill team, are dressed in traditional Mexican dress at a festival in El Paso, Texas.

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A sun-enhanced shower falls on Lemhi county residents who came to the town of Salmon for the annual Salmon River Days festival.

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The king and queen of the Shrimp festival in Biloxi, Mississippi, pose with a cardboard shrimp while presiding over a Cajun-style fais-dodo, or country dance.

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The snake pit at the 45th annual Mangum Rattlesnake Derby in Mangum, Oklahoma. This rattlesnake festival takes in between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds of western diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox) each year. Some 30,000 people come here on the last weekend of April to see such things as a photo booth in which people can pose with a live rattler that’s been defanged and had its mouth stitched shut, a safari bus tour in which folks can pick up a live rattlesnake, a cafe serving rattlesnake meat, and a butcher shop.

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The snake pit at the 45th annual Mangum Rattlesnake Derby in Mangum, Oklahoma. This rattlesnake festival takes in between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds of western diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox) each year. Some 30,000 people come here on the last weekend of April to see such things as a photo booth in which people can pose with a live rattler that’s been defanged and had its mouth stitched shut, a safari bus tour in which folks can pick up a live rattlesnake, a cafe serving rattlesnake meat, and a butcher shop.

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The snake pit at the 45th annual Mangum Rattlesnake Derby in Mangum, Oklahoma. This rattlesnake festival takes in between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds of western diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox) each year. Some 30,000 people come here on the last weekend of April to see such things as a photo booth in which people can pose with a live rattler that’s been defanged and had its mouth stitched shut, a safari bus tour in which folks can pick up a live rattlesnake, a cafe serving rattlesnake meat, and a butcher shop.

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Snake wranglers from the 45th annual Mangum Rattlesnake Derby in Mangum, Oklahoma. This rattlesnake festival takes in between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds of western diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox) each year.

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The snake pit at the 45th annual Mangum Rattlesnake Derby in Mangum, Oklahoma. This rattlesnake festival takes in between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds of western diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox) each year. Some 30,000 people come here on the last weekend of April to see such things as a photo booth in which people can pose with a live rattler that’s been defanged and had its mouth stitched shut, a safari bus tour in which folks can pick up a live rattlesnake, a cafe serving rattlesnake meat, and a butcher shop.

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Members of a Wayne State College fraternity are transformedinto the “Chickendale” Dancers at the Wayne Chicken festival in Nebraska.

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The king and queen of the Morgan City LA Shrimp Festival (part of the Blessing of the Fleet) wave to the crowd.

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Tuffany Cutrone, crown princess in the Morgan City LA Shrimp Festival (part of the Blessing of the Fleet), waves to the crowd.

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A former king and queen of the Morgan City LA Shrimp Festival (part of the Blessing of the Fleet), toss candy to the crowd.

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Candidates for “Shrimp Queen” at the Biloxi, Miss. Blessing of the Fleet festival at a coming out party at historic Tullis manor.

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Father Michael Guidry, LA, blesses passing boats at the Blessing of the Fleet in Morgan City, LA.

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Masked waiters at a wine festival in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Masked waiters at a wine festival in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Masked waiters at a wine festival in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Masked waiters at a wine festival in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Masked waiters at a wine festival in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Masked waiters at a wine festival in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Masked waiters at a wine festival in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Masked waiters at a wine festival in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Masked waiters at a wine festival in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Masked waiters at a wine festival in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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“Little Miss Middle of Nowhere” — a pageant winner at Ainsworth, Nebraska’s “Middle of Nowhere” festival.

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Fireworks finish off a small town festival in Nebraska.

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“Kiss a Pig” contest at a small town Nebraska festival.

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Children ride in a parade as part of the “Middle of Nowhere” Festival in Ainsworth, Nebraska.

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“Little Miss Middle of Nowhere” — a pageant winner at Ainsworth, Nebraska’s “Middle of Nowhere” festival.

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Children ride in a parade as part of the “Middle of Nowhere” Festival in Ainsworth, Nebraska.

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Members of a Wayne State College fraternity are transformedinto the “Chickendale” Dancers at the Wayne Chicken festival in Nebraska.

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The “Coop” de Ville at Wayne, Nebraska’s Chicken Days festival.

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The egg-catching contest at Wayne, Nebraska’s Chicken Days festival.

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The chicken show at Wayne, NE’s Chicken Days festival.

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Competitors at the “Best Beak” contest at Wayne, NE’s Chicken Days festival.

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Competitors at the “Best Beak” contest at Wayne, NE’s Chicken Days festival.

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