84th annual National Spelling Bee

Associated Press
Vanya Shivashankar, 10, of Olathe, Kansas, spells a word during the semifinals of the National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 31, 2012.  (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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