84th annual National Spelling Bee

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From left, Jordan Hoffman, 14, of Lee's Summit, Mo., Gokul Venkatachalam, 11, of Chesterfield, Mo., and Emma Ciereszynski, 14, of Dover, N.H., wait for their turn to spell in the semifinals of the National Spelling Bee, Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Oxon Hill, Md.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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The 84th edition of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is underway, with 275 spellers competing.

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