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Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Early Spring

Punxsutawney Phil, the famed groundhog with an even more famous shadow, emerged from his burrow on Tuesday and predicted an early spring.

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Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil being held by Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha on the 130th Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on Feb. 2. Punxsutawney Phil, a famed U.S. groundhog with an even more famous shadow, he emerged from his burrow on Tuesday and predicted an early spring.
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Fireworks are on display during the annual celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney on Feb. 2.
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(L-R) Fred Ungar of York, Pennsylvania, Tom King of Indiana, Judy Bowen of Detroit and Barry Edwards of Lancaster, Pennsylvania display their illuminated hats during the Groundhog Day celebration at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney,on Feb. 2.
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A crowd watches during the annual celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney on Feb. 2.
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Groundhog Club president Bill Deeley taps with a cane on Punxsutawney Phil's burrow to wake him as members of the Groundhog Club look on during the Groundhog Day celebration at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney on Feb. 2.
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Groundhog Club co-handler John Griffiths displays Punxsutawney Phil as Ron Ploucha and other members of the Groundhog Club look on at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney on Feb. 2.
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Ron Ploucha looks at Punxsutawney Phil on display above the crowd at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney on Feb. 2.
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John Griffiths holds up Punxsutawney Phil celebrating his prediction of early spring during the annual celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney on Feb 2.
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Dressed up as Punxsutawney Phil, Marty Nagy, of Hallandale Beach, Fla., gives thumbs up to passers by before the start of the 12th annual Groundhog Day on Hollywood Beach, Florida on Feb. 2.
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