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    Elina Madden, 8, from Raleigh, samples a piece of seedless watermelon at the Naylor Family Farm tent during Watermelon Day on Thursday August 1, at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh.
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    Elina Madden, 8, from Raleigh, samples a piece of seedless watermelon at the Naylor Family Farm tent during Watermelon Day on Thursday August 1, at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh.
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    Al Drago - adrago@newsobserver.com
    Elina Madden, 8, from Raleigh, samples a piece of seedless watermelon at the Naylor Family Farm tent during Watermelon Day on Thursday August 1, at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh.
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    North Carolina Watermelon Queen Allyson Brake, a student at Campbell University, smiles with the winners of the biggest watermelon competition at Watermelon Day on Thursday August 1, at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh. The winning watermelon, weighing in at 179.5 pounds, was grown by Todd Dawson, from Garner.
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    Hayin Rose, 2 and a half, from Cary, checks out the winning watermelon, weighing in at 179.5 pounds, which was grown by Todd Dawson, from Garner, at Watermelon Day on Thursday August 1, at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh.
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    Caitlyn Kick, from Clayton, smiles with her daughter, Aubrey, 3 mo., on top of the winning watermelon, weighing in at 179.5 pounds, which was grown by Todd Dawson, from Garner, at Watermelon Day on Thursday August 1, at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh.
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    Al Drago - adrago@newsobserver.com
    The winning watermelon, weighing in at 179.5 pounds, was grown by Todd Dawson, from Garner, at Watermelon Day on Thursday August 1, at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh.
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    Al Drago - adrago@newsobserver.com
    The winning watermelon, weighing in at 179.5 pounds, was grown by Todd Dawson, from Garner, at Watermelon Day on Thursday August 1, at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh.
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    Al Drago - adrago@newsobserver.com
    The winning watermelon, weighing in at 179.5 pounds, was grown by Todd Dawson, from Garner, at Watermelon Day on Thursday August 1, at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh.
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    Michaela Slatniske, from Naylor Family Farm in Spiveys Corner, puts tooth picks in a watermelon for customers to try during Watermelon Day on Thursday August 1, at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh.
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    Michaela Slatniske, from Naylor Family Farm in Spiveys Corner, brings out more watermelons to be bought at Watermelon Day on Thursday August 1, at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh.
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