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  • Nihar Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Painted Post, N.Y., hold up the trophy after being named co-champions at the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., May 26, 2016
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  • Nihar Saireddy Janga of Austin, Texas, celebrates after correctly spelling his word in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 26, 2016, in National Harbor, Md.
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  • Speller Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar of Painted Post, New York, celebrates with family members after the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 26, 2016, in National Harbor, Md.
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  • Spellers Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar, left, of Painted Post, New York celebrates as Nihar Saireddy Janga of Austin, Texas, looks on after he correctly spelled his word in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 26, 2016, in National Harbor, Md.
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  • Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Painted Post, N.Y., left, and Nihar Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, right, wait between rounds as the two went head to head in a drawn-out battle that ended in them being named co-champions in the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., May 26, 2016.
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  • Divya Aggarwal of Troy, Michigan, holds her fists as she spells her word in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 26, 2016, in National Harbor, Md.
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  • Shourav Dasari of Spring, Texas, reacts after he misspelled his word in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 26, 2016, in National Harbor, Md.
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  • Mitchell Robson, 14, of Danvers, Mass. reacts to correctly spelling his word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., May 26, 2016.
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  • Hailey Hogenson, 14, of Scottville, Michigan, spells her word during the preliminary round two of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, May 25, 2016.
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  • Shashwat Patel, 13, of Central Valley, N.Y., incorrectly spells his word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., May 26, 2016.
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  • Six-year-old Akash Vukoti of San Angelo, Texas, high-fives Alex Iyer of San Antonio, Texas, as he leaves the stage after he misspelled his word in round three of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 25, 2016, in National Harbor, Maryland.
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  • Sylvie Lamontagne, 13, from Lakewood, Colo., waits for her turn to spell during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., May 26, 2016.
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  • Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar, 13, from Corning, New York, waits for the other spellers during the preliminary round three of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, May 25, 2016.
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  • Kyra Holland, 14, from The Plains, Va. incorrectly spells her word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., May 26, 2016.
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  • Parents of spellers in the 2016 National Spelling Bee photograph their children as they take their seats before competition begins at National Harbor, Maryland, on May 25, 2016.
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  • Ananya Vinay, 11, of Fresno, California, sitting next to Cooper Komatsu, 13, of Los Angeles, yawns during the preliminaries of the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Maryland, May 25, 2016.
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  • Ameera Waterford of Makawao, Hawaii, participates in round two of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 25, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland.
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  • Will McCollom of Tulsa, Oklahoma, celebrates after he correctly spelled his word in round two of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 25, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland.
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  • Sylvie Lamontagne, 13, from Lakewood, Colorado, correctly spells her word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, May 26, 2016.
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