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Karthik Nemmani celebrates with E.W. Scripps Company CEO Adam Symson after winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. 


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Karthik Nemmani celebrates with E.W. Scripps Company CEO Adam Symson after winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Karthik Nemmani celebrates with E.W. Scripps Company CEO Adam Symson after winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
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Paul Hamrick concentrates as he spells a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Paul Hamrick concentrates as he spells a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Paul Hamrick concentrates as he spells a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
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Shruthika Padhy relaxes between rounds, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Shruthika Padhy relaxes between rounds, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Shruthika Padhy relaxes between rounds, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
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Simone Kaplan wears a dress featuring bees as she participates, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Simone Kaplan wears a dress featuring bees as she participates, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Simone Kaplan wears a dress featuring bees as she participates, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
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Cameron Keith stretches between rounds, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Cameron Keith stretches between rounds, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Cameron Keith stretches between rounds, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
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Naveenth Murali spells a word on his forearm, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Naveenth Murali spells a word on his forearm, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Naveenth Murali spells a word on his forearm, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
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Naysa Modi spells a word, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Naysa Modi spells a word, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Naysa Modi spells a word, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
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Lauren Guo reacts as she spells a word, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Lauren Guo reacts as she spells a word, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Lauren Guo reacts as she spells a word, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
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Nilla Rajan spells a word, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Nilla Rajan spells a word, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Nilla Rajan spells a word, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
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Cameron Keith closes his eyes as he spells a word, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Cameron Keith closes his eyes as he spells a word, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Cameron Keith closes his eyes as he spells a word, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
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Thomas Gross III of LaPlace, Louisiana, ponders a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Thomas Gross III of LaPlace, Louisiana, ponders a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Thomas Gross III of LaPlace, Louisiana, ponders a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Anita Beroza of Belmont, California, is comforted after she was eliminated, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Anita Beroza of Belmont, California, is comforted after she was eliminated, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Anita Beroza of Belmont, California, is comforted after she was eliminated, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Reagan Remmers of Missoula, Montana, reacts as she is eliminated, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Reagan Remmers of Missoula, Montana, reacts as she is eliminated, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Reagan Remmers of Missoula, Montana, reacts as she is eliminated, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Maya Jyothinagaram of Forsyth, Illinois, watches fellow contestants, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Maya Jyothinagaram of Forsyth, Illinois, watches fellow contestants, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Maya Jyothinagaram of Forsyth, Illinois, watches fellow contestants, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Noah Dooley from Silver Spring, Maryland, composes himself before his turn , May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Noah Dooley from Silver Spring, Maryland, composes himself before his turn , May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Noah Dooley from Silver Spring, Maryland, composes himself before his turn , May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Anita Beroza of Belmont, CA, cries after she was eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, U.S. May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Anita Beroza of Belmont, CA, cries after she was eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, U.S. May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Anita Beroza of Belmont, CA, cries after she was eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, U.S. May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Dasha Blalock of Jonesboro, Arkansas, watches the speller before her, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Dasha Blalock of Jonesboro, Arkansas, watches the speller before her, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Dasha Blalock of Jonesboro, Arkansas, watches the speller before her, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Jonnen Messer from Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, reacts after being eliminated, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jonnen Messer from Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, reacts after being eliminated, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jonnen Messer from Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, reacts after being eliminated, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Robert Foster of Kensington, Maryland, reacts after correctly spelling a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Robert Foster of Kensington, Maryland, reacts after correctly spelling a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Robert Foster of Kensington, Maryland, reacts after correctly spelling a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Isabel Messina of Annapolis, Maryland, reacts to the word she is given to spell, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Isabel Messina of Annapolis, Maryland, reacts to the word she is given to spell, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Isabel Messina of Annapolis, Maryland, reacts to the word she is given to spell, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Sahil Langote of New Castle, Delaware spells his word, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Sahil Langote of New Castle, Delaware spells his word, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Sahil Langote of New Castle, Delaware spells his word, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Noah Dooley from Silver Spring, Maryland, competes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Noah Dooley from Silver Spring, Maryland, competes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Noah Dooley from Silver Spring, Maryland, competes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Shria Halkoda of Wadsworth, Illinois, is comforted after incorrectly spelling a word, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Shria Halkoda of Wadsworth, Illinois, is comforted after incorrectly spelling a word, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Shria Halkoda of Wadsworth, Illinois, is comforted after incorrectly spelling a word, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Tai Nakamura of Emerson, New Jersey, awaits his turn May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Tai Nakamura of Emerson, New Jersey, awaits his turn May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Tai Nakamura of Emerson, New Jersey, awaits his turn May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Anita Beroza of Belmont, California, tries to relax before her turn as the next speller, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Anita Beroza of Belmont, California, tries to relax before her turn as the next speller, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Anita Beroza of Belmont, California, tries to relax before her turn as the next speller, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Contestants await their turn May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Contestants await their turn May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Contestants await their turn May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Jayden Lee from San Ramon, California, takes his turn in May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jayden Lee from San Ramon, California, takes his turn in May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jayden Lee from San Ramon, California, takes his turn in May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Rebekah Zeigler, from Polo, Illinois, takes her turn, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Rebekah Zeigler, from Polo, Illinois, takes her turn, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Rebekah Zeigler, from Polo, Illinois, takes her turn, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Participants watch as Lucas Tusinean of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, takes his turn May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Participants watch as Lucas Tusinean of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, takes his turn May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Participants watch as Lucas Tusinean of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, takes his turn May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Una VanWynsberghe of Van Wert, Ohio, reacts to the word she is given to spell, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Una VanWynsberghe of Van Wert, Ohio, reacts to the word she is given to spell, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Una VanWynsberghe of Van Wert, Ohio, reacts to the word she is given to spell, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Charles Millard of Frederick, Maryland, misspells a word May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Charles Millard of Frederick, Maryland, misspells a word May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Charles Millard of Frederick, Maryland, misspells a word May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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