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Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

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Groundhog handler Ben Hughes watches Punxsutawney Phil after he did not see his shadow predicting an early spring during the 125th annual Groundhog Day festivities on Feb. 2 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

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A smaller than usual crowd this year of less than 15,000 people spent a night of revelry awaiting the sunrise and the groundhog's exit from his winter den.

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Official Groundhog Handler John Griffith, left, holds famed weather prognosticating groundhog Punxsutawney Phil as he makes his annual prediction to Groundhog Club President Bill Deeley, right, on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

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Fireworks light up the sky above the crowd.

Including today's forecast, Phil has seen his shadow 98 times and hasn't seen it just 16 times since 1887.

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