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Laura Newcombe, 12, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada makes a face while spelling a word at the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Gaylord National in Oxon Hill, Md. She is one of 13 spellers who advanced to tonight's final round. The winner will receive $30,000. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)
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Laura Newcombe, 12, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada makes a face while spelling a word at the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Gaylord National in Oxon Hill, Md. She is one of 13 spellers who advanced to tonight's final round. The winner will receive $30,000. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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