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Brandon Barr, 11, right, of Xenia, takes a selfie with Ohio Gov. John Kasich after winning first place in the art contest at the Agriculture is Cool tent at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Gov. Kasich joined general manager Virgil Strickler in opening ceremonies Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Brandon Barr, 11, right, of Xenia, takes a selfie with Ohio Gov. John Kasich after winning first place in the art contest at the Agriculture is Cool tent at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Gov. Kasich joined general manager Virgil Strickler in opening ceremonies Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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