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The Monroe County Fair

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A contestant in the bareback riding competition warms-up their horses in the ring.

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A dromedary camel from the Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo yawns around midday.

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Rachel Barron, left, reacts to seeing a Burmese Python named "Max" who is being held by Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo employee Brendan Finerty, right.

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Brooke Meyer, 22, from Carleton, MI, reacts to holding an Albino Burmese Python named "Edna" from the Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo.

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Carolyn Taylor,11, from Monroe, rides the "Cliff Hanger."

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Marcia Haley, left, helps her daughter Jocelyn Phillips, 7, from Temperance, open up the pink umbrella she won at a game.

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The ferris wheel at the entrance to the Monroe County Fair.

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Contestants in the bareback riding competition warm-up their horses in the ring.

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A group of 4-H members are silhouetted in a 4-H barn that has a welcome sign that is illuminated by the sun.

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Alexandra Haws, 3, from Ida, MI, left, hi-fives her aunt Maureen Freshcorn, from Adrian, MI, right, after Haws took first place for showing her calf in the Junior Calf show.

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Alexandra Haws, 3, from Ida, MI, holds up the first place blue ribbon she got for showing her calf in the Junior Calf show. Kate Haws, right, Alexandra's mother, helps her get the calf out of the ring.

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Zakary VanBuskirk, 6, from Carleton, MI, shows his calf in the ring.

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Monroe County Fair board members Roger Barnes, left, and Larry Hammons, right, pause for a talk in the lamb barn.

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A play fort made of plastic milk bottles by Cassandra Fox, took first place and a special best of show award in the arts and crafts area.

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A dromedary camel from the Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo is fed a cone by Kirk Elya, right, an employee.

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The ferris wheel at the entrance to the Monroe County Fair.

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