National Spelling Bee

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Arvind Mahankali, 13, of Bayside Hills, N.Y., is congratulated by his family as confetti falls after he won the National Spelling Bee by spelling the word "knaidel" correctly on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Osvaldo Sanchez, of Bakersfield, Calif., waits for his turn during the third round of the National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. Sanchez spelled the word "oligarchic" correctly. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Jonathan Caldwell, 13, of Hendersonville, Tenn., shrugs his shoulders after getting the word "pergameneous" incorrect during the semifinal round of the National Spelling Bee on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Amber Born, 14 of Marblehead, Mass. reacts after spelling the word "malacophilous" correctly during the semifinal round of the National Spelling Bee on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Katharine Wang, 11, of Beijing, China, second from left, hugs Amber Born, 14 of Marblehead, Massachusetts at the start of the semifinal round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2013. Matthew Donohue of Kingston, Mass. is at right. (AP PhotoCliff Owen)
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Vismaya Kharkar, 14, of Bountiful, Utah, celebrates after learning that she made the finals of the National Spelling Bee on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Grace Remmer, 14, of St. Augustine, Fla., reacts to correctly spelling "greffier' during the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP PhotoCliff Owen)
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Amber Born, 14 of Marblehead, Mass., covers her face while spelling "malacophilous" during the semifinal round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP PhotoCliff Owen)
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Rebecca Lisk, 13, of Caledonia, Ill., celebrates correctly spelling her word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP PhotoCliff Owen)
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Samuel Yeager, of Chinle, Ariz., wipes his eyes while waiting for his turn during the third round of the National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. Yeager spelled the word "yannigan" incorrectly. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Aaron Michael Manning of Evansville, Ind., center, yawns while waiting for his turn during the third round of the National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Sriram Hathwar, 13 of Painted Post, N.Y., left, reaches out to shake hands with Syamantak Payra, 12, of Friendswood, Texas, right, as he high-fives Vismaya Kharkar, 14, of Bountiful, Utah, as Chetan Reddy, 13 of Plano, Texas, yellow shirt, and Arvind Mahankali, 13, of Bayside Hills, N.Y., center, watch after they learned that they will advance to the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP PhotoCliff Owen)
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Rachael Cundey, of Evans, Ga., spells the word "lokshen" correctly during the second round of the National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Antonio Vince Miguel Lansang of Neligh, Neb., adjusts the microphone before spelling the word "pneumatic" correctly during the second round of the National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Richelle Zampella, 12, of Muskogee, Ok., who is sight impaired, right, is escorted to the microphone to spell her word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP PhotoCliff Owen)
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Parents of Spelling Bee contestants take photographs and wave to their children who are sitting onstage during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP PhotoCliff Owen)
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Eboseremhen Eigbe, 13, of Galloway, N.J., incorrectly spells his word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP PhotoCliff Owen)
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Marguerite Arbogast, 13, of Ludington Mich., spells her word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP PhotoCliff Owen)
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Nadar Chandran reacts after his daughter Nikitha Chandran, 13, of Valrico, Fla., spells the word "peristalith" correctly during the semifinal round of the National Spelling Bee, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. At left is Sumita Chandran, Nikitha's mother. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Rachael Cundey, 14, of Evans, Georgia, spells "recusancy" during the semifinal round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP PhotoCliff Owen)
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Vismaya Kharkar, 14, of Bountiful, Utah, reacts after spelling the word "agelicism" correctly during the semifinal round of the National Spelling Bee on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Emma Greenlee, 14 of Aurora, Minn., spells "joculator" during the semifinal round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP PhotoCliff Owen)
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Vismaya Kharkar, 14, of Bountiful, Utah, covers her face while spelling her word during the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP PhotoCliff Owen)
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Jonathan Caldwell, 13, of Hendersonville, Tenn., waits for his turn during the semifinal round of the National Spelling Bee on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Joshua Sturgill of Sedalia, Mo., pumps his fist after getting the word "aggrandizement" correct during the third round of the National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Abirami Ratnakumar, of Seneca Falls, N.Y., wears panda bear gloves as she spells the word "cyathiform" correctly during the third round of the National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Caleb Miller, of Calhoun, La., right, gets a high-five from Emily Keaton, of Pikeville, Ken., left, after it was announced that they both made the semifinal round of the National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Daichi Hayakawa of Sunto-Gun Nagaizumityou, Japan spells out the word "meistersinger" on his hand before spelling it correctly during the second round of the National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Arvind Mahankali, 13, of Bayside Hills, N.Y., holds the championship trophy after he won the National Spelling Bee by spelling the word "knaidel" correctly on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)
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Amber Born, 14 of Marblehead, Mass. reacts after spelling the word "malacophilous" correctly during the semifinal round of the National Spelling Bee, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP PhotoEvan Vucci)

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