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    WGAN morning host Matt Gagnon, left, cheers on co-host – and teammate – Ken Altshuler during the final seconds of a local celebrity clam shucking competition on Saturday at the Yarmouth Clam Festival. The team took third place in a playoff round.

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    Clam Festival emcee Phil Harriman demonstrates clam shucking to first-timers Grace Eisenbiegler of Brighton, Mass., right, and Nicole Cannizzaro, of Queens, N.Y. The pair were goaded by a local friend into entering the amateur division of the clam shucking contest on Saturday. They finished fourth and fifth, respectively, out of a field of five. Eisenbiegler, who shucked five clams in the one-minute contest, said she and Cannizzaro watched a shucking instructional video on Wikihow just prior to the contest. Cannizzaro shucked two clams.

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    Nicole Cannizzaro of Queens, N.Y., reacts to shucking a clam for the first time on Saturday during the shucking contest at the Yarmouth Clam Festival. Cannizzaro shucked two clams during the one-minute contest, finishing last in a field of five.

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    Yarmouth twin sisters Emma, left, and Maddy Maierhofer laugh as their out-of-town friends take the stage for the amateur division of the clam shucking contest on Saturday at the Yarmouth Clam Festival. Maddy goaded college friends Grace Eisenbiegler and Nicole Cannizzaro into the contest, despite the fact that neither had ever shucked before.

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    News Center Maine reporter Rob Nesbitt removes a sou'wester hat from fellow reporter – and teammate – Amanda Hill during the costume change midway through a local celebrity clam shucking competition on Saturday. The team took second place in a playoff round.

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    News Center Maine reporter Rob Nesbitt shucks clams alongside four other teams during a local celebrity clam shucking competition on Saturday at the Yarmouth Clam Festival. Nesbitt and teammate Amanda Hill took second place in a playoff round. A team from Fox 13 took first place.

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    A group of children -- including Bobby Wolff, center left, and Zach Lattanzi, center right – are doused with water from a firehose during the firefighters' muster competition on Saturday.

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    North Yarmouth firefighter Nick Thibeault blasts a target with a firehose during the Yarmouth Clam Festival's Firefighters' muster competition.

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    Lisbon firefighters drag discharged fire lines toward the finish line during the Yarmouth Clam Festival's firefighters' muster competition on Saturday.

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    The centrifugal forces of the Scrambler squish cousins Poppy Helmuth, 8, left, of Flower Mound, Texas, and Kiera Cloutier, of Turner, into one another at the Yarmouth Clam Festival on Friday.

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    Tucker Fochler, 5, of Gray, strides across the carnival grounds Friday at the 53rd annual Yarmouth Clam Festival with a pair of inflatable novelty rifles. Nonprofit organizations expect to serve more than 6,000 pounds of clams before the festival concludes Sunday evening.

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    Spectators watch unicyclists from The Gym Dandies children's circus of Scarborough perform in the parade.

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