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Mutton busting in Elko, Nev.

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Denton Allen, 2, rides a sheep as his father Dustin Allen catches him during the 2012 Silver State Stampede mutton busting event at the Elko County Fairgrounds in Elko, Nev. on July 12, 2012.

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A participant grapples a sheep during the 2012 Silver State Stampede mutton busting event at the Elko County Fairgrounds in Elko, Nev. on July 12, 2012.

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Children play during the 2012 Silver State Stampede mutton busting event at the Elko County Fairgrounds in Elko, Nev. on July 12, 2012.

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