Pumpkins On Parade
George Bush's lantern, left, and Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's lantern, right, are seen during the Topsfield Fair, Oct. 2, 2004, in Topsfield, Mass. Pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon of New York City carved the lanterns.
Fort Dodge, Iowa
T.J. Williams appears to be taking a break from pumpkin hunting to bask in the morning sun at the Community Apple Orchard's 2004 Apple Fest in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Oct. 2, 2004. Said T.J.: "I was just thinking."
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Arki, a polar bear at the Brookfield Zoo, playfully tosses a pumpkin thrown to her by zookeepers Oct. 22, 2004.
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Carved pumpkins hang from a tree Oct. 6, 2004, at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I. The Jack O' Lantern Spectacular at the zoo is in its fourth season. It showcases more than 5,000 illuminated carved pumpkins throughout a 3-acre woodland trail through Oct. 31.
Overland Park, Kan.
Rebecca Zeiger, 7, puts the finishing touches on seasonal artwork fashioned from small pumpkins Oct. 4, 2004, at Christ Episcopal Church in Overland Park, Kan. Proceeds from the sale of a variety of size pumpkins benefit the church's youth ministries.
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Green Bay, Wis.
Dressed as Cinderella (who knew a thing or two about pumpkins), Erin Hunter, 4, makes sure she chooses the perfect pumpkin in a patch among many during Pumpkin-Palooza in Green Bay, Wis., Oct. 2, 2004.
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James Bryan, 12, puts a "For Sale" sign on his squash at the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers' 10th Annual Weigh-off Oct. 2, 2004, at Parks Garden Center, in Canfield, Ohio. Bryan is a first-time grower.
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Savannah Rae Danks, 8, right, hands a decorated pumpkin to Terri Karavas while helping to lay out pumpkins Oct. 7, 2004, for a pumpkin decorating contest for Tuscola County schoolchildren as part of the Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival in Caro, Mich.
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Mike Baird of Seabeck, Wash., carries his freshly-picked pumpkin at Hunter Farms in Union, Wash., Oct. 10, 2004.
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Rochester Hills, Mich.
Brigid Lally, 4, peeks over the stone wall towards her mother who was trying to get a photo of her during The Stonewall Pumpkin Festival held at the historical Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester Hills, Mich., Oct. 9, 2004.
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George Dean Kremasta, 1, from bottom right; his sister, Maria, 9; mother, Niki, and sister, Christina, 5, pick out pumpkins at Smith & Smith Farms during the "Lunch on the Farm" event for their customers at their Dayton Valley farm Oct. 3, 2004, in Dayton, Nev.
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Half Moon Bay
Joel Holland of Puyallup, Wash., celebrates after winning the 31st Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Oct. 11, 2004 with his 1,229-pound Atlantic Giant pumpkin. He wins $6,145 for his efforts (at $5 a pound).
Mara Bowden, 4, of Tallahassee, Fla., is all smiles after falling over under the weight of her choice of a Halloween pumpkin, Oct. 15, 2004. Bowden and her parents were at a local church's pumpkin patch.
Joah Howland peeks her head out of a cardboard cutout during a visit to the pumpkin patch at St. James United Methodist Church in Danville, Ill., Oct. 25, 2004. Howland, a kindergartener, and classmates visited the pumpkin patch for games, stories, face painting and a chance to decorate and eat a cookie.
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Jack Henderson, 1, stakes his claim to a pumpkin Oct. 23, 2004, during the annual Parent Teacher Association pumpkin sale at Town Square, in Jackson, Wyo.
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South Corning, N.Y.
Donald Holley, 6, right, watches his sister, Lydia Holley, 8, as she works on getting her pumpkin into his wagon Oct. 23, 2004, while pumpkin picking at the Crystal Valley Farms in South Corning, N.Y.
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Battle Creek, Mich.
Pamela Brown carves up a pumpkin at the Battle Creek Binder Park Zoo's community pumpkin carve Oct. 13, 2004, in Battle Creek, Mich.
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Parkway Elementary School parent volunteer Beth Stone blows Lycopodium powder over a lit candle inside a pumpkin to make a "Fire Breathing Pumpkin" during a science lab class for third graders at the school in Tupelo, Miss., on Oct. 21, 2004.
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Randy Tarr, left, and Josh Perham, both seniors at Keene High School, help unload a truck stuffed with pumpkins in downtown Keene, N.H., Oct. 20, 2004. Two trucks containing 4,000 pumpkins each where delivered in preparation for the town's annual Pumpkin Festival.
Credit: AP/The Keene Sentinel
Key Largo, Fla.
Some of the participants in an Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest show their creations Oct. 23, 2004, 25 feet beneath the sea's surface in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary about eight miles off Key Largo, Fla. They were judged on design originality, steadiness of carving hand and scuba skills.
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