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The Baltimore Sun

Giant pumpkins

A young boy looks at giant pumpkins in the back of a pickup truck before the start of the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California. Ron Root of Citrus Heights, California won the competition with a 1,535 pound pumpkim and took home $9,210 in prize money equal to $6 a pound. Getty Images