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Travel photo of the week: May 17, 2007
Set against verdant old-growth forests and punctuated by giant rock monoliths, including the 235-foot high Haystack Rock, quaint and kid-friendly Cannon Beach, lies just 80 miles west of Portland, Oregon. Every June brings Sandcastle Day (June 16 this year), when kids of all ages can enter one of the West Coast's largest sandcastle-building contests. (ShermansTravel.com)

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