Groundhog Day 2009

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    Feb. 2: Al Donst, of Belvedere, N.J., wears a groundhog with an American flag on his hat as he waits at Gobbler's Knob in the predawn hours for the weather predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil to be pulled from his stump on Groundhog Day.

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    Feb. 2: A top hat of a member of the Inner Circle is silhouetted by fireworks before the weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil is removed from his stump at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day.

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    Feb. 2: Ben Hughes, left, and John Griffiths, handlers of the weather predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, hold Phil in the air after removing him from his stump at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day.

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    Feb. 2: Punxsutawney Phil is held in the air after being removed from his stump at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day.

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    Feb. 2: John Griffiths, a handler of the weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, holds Phil in the air after removing him from his stump at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day.

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    Feb. 2: Ben Hughes, handler of the weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, holds Phil after removing him from his stump at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day.

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    Feb. 2: Ben Hughes, left, and John Griffiths, handlers of the weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, holds Phil after removing him from his stump at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day.

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