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    Jennifer Denis rubs wedding cake in the face of husband Bill Jackson after the Randolph couple were married at the finish line of the Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud run in Waterville on Sunday.

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    Joe Dobbins, of Hartford, wears a cut-out of an AR-10 tactical rifle during a 2nd amendment rights rally on Saturday in the plaza between Burton M. Cross State Office Building and Maine State House in Augusta.

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    Skowhegan Fire Capt. Rick Caldwell drags a victim to safety during an active shooter drill for first responders held at Lawrence Junior High School in Fairfield on Tuesday.

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    Marijuana advocate Donny Christen, left, is hugged by a supporter after announcing this may be his last year taking part in a Patriots Day smoke-in on the steps of the Somerset County Courthouse in Skowhegan on Monday. Christen is a spokesman to change laws regarding pot. He also suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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    Isaac Burbank uses a large maul to pound a fence post into the muddy ground in a cattle pasture at the Rainbow Valley farm in Sidney on Thursday.

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    Members of Whitefield's Amish community gather Thursday at Happy Farm, waiting for the newest members of their flock to arrive. Two families are moving from Kentucky to occupy and renovate the 19th-century farm they purchased from Pat and Robin Chase. About 40 Amish people farm and live in the community since commencing a migration from across the United States to the Lincoln County town more than a year ago.

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    Icicles adorn a crocus sprouting from a garden in Hallowell on Monday. Ice and freezing rain may occur for the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service, with sun in the forecast for Saturday.

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    Denise Leathers Pouliot picks up the 100 pound metal box to start women's lightweight novice class Husafell Carry on Saturday at the Central Maine Strongman contest.

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    C.J. Viera carries the 100 pound metal box with two chains in it during the Men's Novice Husafell Carry on Saturday at the Central Maine Strongman contest in Augusta.

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    Amy Peet, of Norway, is refracted in the cut glass edges of the House of Representatives door while sining National Anthem at the beginning of the session on Wednesday in the State House in Augusta. House sessions usually start with a prayer, the anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.

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    Band director Ben Clark leads the 32-member Winslow Junior High Concert Band as it plays the national anthem Friday to open the House of Representatives' morning session in the State House in Augusta. Later in the session, the House recognized the Class B state champion Winslow High girls basketball team and Waterville Winslow Fire Chief David LaFountain, who will be retiring after a nearly 40-year career in the fire service.

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    Several school groups cover several levels of stair cases on Friday in the Maine State House in Augusta. The halls were crowded as the school groups on tours mixed with legislators and staffers working toward statutory adjournment for the session next week.

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    Joe Linscott turns over the infield soil around second base on McGuire Field to help it dry out on Thursday, in the Capital Area Recreation Association complex in Augusta. The complex is on Piggery Road between Hospital Street and Cony Road. It has baseball, softball and soccer fields along with basketball courts and a horseshoe pitching facility.

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