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A week at the fair

The 106th annual Missouri State Fair ran from Aug. 9 to 19 in Sedalia.
Monday, August 20, 2007 | 2:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:36 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008
Lights danced across the midway as fairgoers took a spin on their favorite rides.

A man carries a portrait of rapper Tupac Shakur down the fair’s midway Friday.
Skeeter Kingsolver prepares to ride Top Gun, a bull, during the fair’s rodeo Friday.
A heat wave that swept the Midwest during the Missouri State Fair did not stop Missourians from coming out in large numbers to enjoy the all the fair had to offer. Here's a sampling of the sights and sounds of this year's state fair.
Bob Dawson, front, and Tim DeOrnellis, both of Springfield, watch the tractor pull competition.
Tate Bruns, of Bellflower, inspects a midway game Friday.
Kabe Plattner, of Marshall, hugs his steer, Wink, on Thursday. The steer placed 8th overall in its class in statewide cattle judging.

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