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Corey Grotefendt, right, and colleague Don Baykowski drive pears into the ground in an effort to stabilize the foundation of Carl DeVaughan's settling home Aug. 29, 2012, in Manchester, Mo. Home repair businesses that fix basements and foundations are busy this summer because the drought is sucking moisture from the soil, causing homes to settle, foundations to crack more than normal. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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