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Bob Dicks of Buck County, Pa. straightens out the lines of his hot air balloon "Fleck Folly IV" during Preakness Balloon Fest at Oregon Ridge Park in Timonium on Thursday, May 18, 2006.
Nathaniel Green, left, receives a kiss from his wife Beatrice before both are deployed for Iraq with the 58th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Maryland National Guard on Thursday, April 26, 2007 in Pikesville. Chris Ammann/Examiner
Josh Schimming, 11, of Jarrettsville plays on the playground equipment at North Harford Elementary School on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 in Pylesville.