Caroline Moore, 2, found just the right pumpkin for herself and asks her mom, Tracy, for permission to purchase it Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at Northwoods United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, N.C.
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Fourth-grader Stephanie Assimonye decides between two pumpkins while visiting Cox Farms Pumpkin Patch with her Lewis Open Magnet Elementary schoolmates in Wichita, Kan., Friday, Oct. 20, 2006.
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President Bush picks up a pumpkin at a roadside stand while chatting with vendor Bill Gaulmyer, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 in Richmond, Va.
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Layla Lasisomphone, 1, of Groton, Conn., blends in with the pumpkins at B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill in the Old Mystic section of Stonington, Conn., on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006. The steam-powered cider mill was established in 1898.
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Matt Lisignoli, 44, left, and his son Christian Lisignoli, 9, lift a large pumpkin to put in a wagon as they transport pumpkins from a field to the display area at their Central Oregon Pumpkin Co. farm in Terrebonne, Ore., Monday, Oct. 9, 2006.
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Lauren Lyman, 2, finds a pumpkin just her size in the Latham United Methodist pumpkin patch, Oct. 5, 2006, in Huntsville, Ala. The church sells the pumpkins every year with the proceeds going to the youth and children's ministries.
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Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Justin Vargas, 15 months old, looks at his grandfather, Leroy Teixeira, as he sits on the winning pumpkin in the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-Off in in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Oct. 9, 2006. The winning gourd weighed 1,223 pounds.
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Mary Mac Evans, 1, of Spartanburg, S.C., reacts as she finds her mother after wondering into a sea of pumpkins at the "Pumpkin Patch" at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Spartanburg S.C., Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. This is the church's 10th year selling pumpkins.
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Johanna Hanickel stands by a huge pumpkin prior to the German pumpkin championships at the Ludwigsburg castle in Ludwigsburg, southern Germany, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006. The world's largest pumpkin exhibition in Ludwigsburg is open to the public until Nov. 5, 2006.
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Hunter Greene, 9, a student at Tallmadge Elementary School in Lancaster, Ohio, helps unload pumpkins at his school Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006. The pumpkins were raised by prisoners at Southeastern Correctional Institution in Lancaster.
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Tristen N. Davis, 2, runs through the St. Matthew Church pumpkin patch in Spartanburg, S.C., Monday, Oct. 9, 2006.
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Wisconsin state Rep. Amy Sue Vruwink, left, paddles her giant pumpkin "boat" during a race on the Wisconsin River as part of the Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Fest, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at Riverside Park, in Nekoosa, Wis. Judging for the pumpkins was Saturday and some were then donated for carving into boats for the regatta.
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Judie Piper, of Superior, Wis., adjusts corn stalks near the giant jack-o-lantern in her front yard on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006. The 1045-pound pumpkin was grown by Mike Golat of Altoona, Wis. Golat brought the pumpkin to Piper, who he knew was a Halloween fan. Piper's husband Fred used a Bobcat to move it into the right spot in their yard. Piper had family members help gut and carve the monster gourd.
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Families search the Rock Creek Farms pumpkin patch for the perfect pumpkin, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, in Broomfield, Colo.
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William Sanchez, washes off pumpkins at Mouzin Brothers Farm in Vincennes, Ind., Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, as harvest gets underway for this staple fruit of the fall season.
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Daniel Wills, 2, squeezes a wet sponge as he and his sister, Miriam, 4, wash pumpkins outside their Aberdeen, S.D., home, Monday Oct. 9, 2006.
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Battle Creek, Mich.
Pumpkins at the Hugh White Farm south of Battle Creek, Mich., are shown covered with snow from a storm that hit the Great Lakes region on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006.
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Sophia Singer, 2, is all smiles as she finds a prime seat in the pumpkin patch at Hill High Farm in Winchester, Va., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006. The working farm is more than 100 years old and is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
Swimmers bob for pumpkins in the Butte Community YMCA pool Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, in Butte, Mont. Approximately 150 kids turned out for the pumpkin swim and went home with the pumpkin of their choice and a healthy snack bag. Several businesses in town donated the pumpkins.
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Colorado Springs, Colo
Passers-by help James Kane, center left in green, lift two Atlantic giant pumpkins from his pick-up truck Oct. 24, 2006, at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. Kane said the pumpkins, weighing 645 lbs., left, and 594 lbs., were both weighed at Jared's Garden Center in Littleton, Colo., on Oct. 14. The 645 lb. pumpkin received a first place at that event, ranking it as the third largest in the state for 2006.
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