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    Robert Willett - rwillett@newsobserver.com
    The Tryon Palace and grounds have been decorated for the Christmas season in New Bern, N.C
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    Robert Willett - rwillett@newsobserver.com
    A simple holiday decoration using fresh fruit, a pine cone and magnolia leaves decorates the Tryon Palace grounds on Wednesday November 27, 2013 in New Bern, N.C.
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    Robert Willett - rwillett@newsobserver.com
    Costume designers put the final touches on their craft as they prepare for the upcoming Candlelight Masquerade Ball at Tryon Palace on Wednesday November 27, 2013 in New Bern, N.C.
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    Robert Willett - rwillett@newsobserver.com
    Period actors wearing 1774 dress (l-r) Ashleigh Howe wearing a summer gown, Patrick Pare playing the part of "Domino", and Laura Rogers in a winter gown rehearse for the upcoming "Seasons of Delight: A Candlelight Masquerade", in the council chambers of the historic Tryon Palace on Wednesday November 27, 2013 in New Bern, N.C.
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    Robert Willett - rwillett@newsobserver.com
    Tryon Palace historical clothing coordinator Laura Rogers works on a Knight's costume worn by Matt Arthur as they prepare for the upcoming Candlelight Masquerade Ball at Tryon Palace on Wednesday November 27, 2013 in New Bern, N.C.
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    Robert Willett - rwillett@newsobserver.com
    Period actors wearing 1774 dress, Laura Rogers in a winter gown, Ashleigh Howe wearing a summer gown, and Patrick Pare playing the part of "Domino", rehearse for the upcoming Candlelight Masquerade Ball in the council chambers of the historic Tyron Palace on Wednesday November 27, 2013 in New Bern, N.C.
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    Robert Willett - rwillett@newsobserver.com
    Period actors wearing 1774 dress, Patrick Pare playing the part of "Domino" (left), and Laura Rogers in a winter gown rehearse for the "Seasons of Delight: A Candlelight Masquerade", in the council chambers of the historic Tryon Palace.
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    Robert Willett - rwillett@newsobserver.com
    Patrick Pare playing the part of "Domino" looks over a variety of treats in the dinning room as staff prepare for the upcoming Candlelight Masquerade Ball at the historic Tryon Palace.
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    Robert Willett - rwillett@newsobserver.com
    Leroy Dupree and Ed Gagnon hang Christmas decorations in the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace on Wednesday November 27, 2013 in New Bern, N.C.
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    Robert Willett - rwillett@newsobserver.com
    Colby Griffin decorates a Christmas tree in the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace on Wednesday November 27, 2013 in New Bern, N.C.
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