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    Rebecca Cohen sees the sights with her Shih Tzu dog Bailey during Day One of Festival in the Park at Freedom Park. The annual Festival in the Park starts at 4 p.m. Friday and runs through Sunday. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    Lillian Bass, 4, feeds the ducks at Freedom Park during Day One of Festival in the Park at Freedom Park. The annual Festival in the Park starts at 4 p.m. Friday and runs through Sunday. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Rebecca Cohen sees the sights with her Shih Tzu dog Bailey during Day One of Festival in the Park at Freedom Park. The annual Festival in the Park starts at 4 p.m. Friday and runs through Sunday. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    Stained glass creations for sale in the booth of Diana Whipple of Wahaw during Day One of Festival in the Park at Freedom Park. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    Kelsie Moose walks with daughter Alivia Moose, 2, during Day One of Festival in the Park at Freedom Park. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    Carrie Anne Rogers, 10, and Jared Weaver play "canjos" (instruments made from cans) at Weaver's booth during Day One of Festival in the Park at Freedom Park. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    Lawi Marn looks over "Lowcountry Bottle Trees" for sale during Day One of Festival in the Park at Freedom Park. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    Crowds during Day One of Festival in the Park at Freedom Park. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    L-r Addilyn Marques, 4, and Cailin Holmes, 3, walk by the water during Day One of Festival in the Park at Freedom Park. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jana Brown walks with kids Emma, 23 months, and Laura, 4, during Day One of Festival in the Park at Freedom Park. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    Crowds during Day One of Festival in the Park at Freedom Park. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    Sunday Lewandowski and son Benjamin Lewandowski, 21 months, look at the ducks during Day One of Festival in the Park at Freedom Park. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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