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Image: Fall on the Blue Ridge Parkway
A motorcyclist drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, N.C., on the way to the Great Smoky Mountains.Valerie L. Jenkins / Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau via AP file

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