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Staff Sgt. Andrew Drennan of the US 1st Armored Division holds his daughter Alison during a welcome- home ceremony at the home base in Wiesbaden, Germany, November 25, 2008. The soldiers of the 1st AD returned from a 15-month deployment to Iraq. 960 1280

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Sgt. Michael Strausbaugh embraces his wife, Shawna, at the Homecoming Ceremony for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at the Fort Hood Army post in Fort Hood, TX. This was the first homecoming for the Calvary after a 12-month deployment to Iraq. 960 1280

Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi  

Teresa Wright holds 6-month-old Lacienda Selby as Willie Wright Jr. sleeps next to her while they wait for her son who is part of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team,1st Cavalry Division to arrive at the Fort Hood Army post. This was the first homecoming for the Calvary after a 12-month deployment to Iraq. 960 1280

Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi  

Dylan Curry, 11 months old, holds US flags as he waits for his US Army soldier father to return from duty in Iraq before a ceremony at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. About 280 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division returned following their 15-month deployment to Iraq. 960 1280

Reuters/Rick Wilking  

Friends and family cheer as US Army soldiers returning from duty in Iraq arrive at a welcome- home ceremony at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. 960 1280

Reuters/Rick Wilking  

E3 Shaunous Wright carries his luggage as wife Tiffany walks alongside as they head home after a ceremony welcoming US Army soldiers returning from duty in Iraq at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. 960 1280

Reuters/Rick Wilking  

Sgt. Joseph Crandell of the US 1st Armored Division holds his 7-month-old daughter, Lena, for the first time as he hugs his wife Layla during a welcome-home ceremony at the home base in Wiesbaden, Germany. The soldiers of the 1st AD had just returned from a 15-month deployment to Iraq. 960 1280

Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach  

Children wait for their uncle, a US Army soldier returning from duty in Iraq, before a ceremony at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. 960 1280

Reuters/Rick Wilking  

Two-year-old Owen Hammond plays with his father, Cpl. Fintan Hammond's hat after Fintan arrived at Edmonton Garrison from Afghanistan. Family and friends welcomed home the last group of Edmonton-based soldiers returning from Afghanistan. 960 1280

Reuters/Dan Riedlhuber  

Chief Petty Officer Marc De St. Aubin, intelligence specialist, hugs his daughters after the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge arrives at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Blue Ridge returned to Yokosuka after completing a two-month patrol throughout the Pacific region. 960 1280

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Andrew Fowles is welcomed home from Afghanistan with other members of Company D, 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry of the Illinois Army National Guard during a homecoming ceremony. 960 1280

Scott Olson  

Staff Sgt. Keith Fidler kisses his wife Cynthia, as their son Kolin looks on, during a homecoming ceremony in New York, April 8, 2011 for the New York Army National Guard's 442nd Military Police Company's return from Iraq. 960 1280

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Army Captain Mark Arena from Leominster lifts his daughter, Abby, 8, in his arms as he sees her for the first time in a year at Logan Airport. His other daughter Rachel, 10, right, looks on. Soldiers assigned to the 883rd Medical Company in Afghanistan returned home to a ceremony reuniting them with their loved ones at Logan Airport. They completed a one year tour. 960 1280

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Children welcome Georgia National Guardsmen home from deployment to Afghanistan. 960 1280

  

A serviceman kisses his son after returning home. 960 1280

  

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The Great Vermont Corn Maze

The Great Vermont Corn Maze

What makes a corn maze great? A 32-foot underground tunnel and a 30-foot cabin cruiser that "sails" on top of the corn. This third-generation dairy farm unveils an entirely new maze design in North Danville, VT, each year. 960 1280

Robert Lyons Photography  

Sever's Corn Maze

Sever's Corn Maze

Self-proclaimed the "Midwest's original corn maze," Sever's is now in its 16th year, and offers Pumpkin Blasters and pumpkin patches in addition to its twisted 14-acre maze. 960 1280

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Kraay Family Farms

Kraay Family Farms

The only "tech" that usually comes with a corn maze is a flashlight -- but not at this Alberta, Canada, farm. The Kraay family has been crafting corn mazes since 1999 and this year they earned the Guinness World Record for the Largest QR code. Of course, you need a smartphone and a plane to test it out. 960 1280

Reuben Kraay  

Treinen Farm

Treinen Farm

Wisconsin's largest corn maze is 15 acres (14 and a half football fields) of twists, turns and dead ends. 960 1280

Treinen Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch  

Happy Day Farm

Happy Day Farm

This "New Jersey Grown" maze offers 10 acres and lots of games to entertain the whole family in Manalapan, NJ. 960 1280

Happy Day Farm  

Connors Farm

Connors Farm

The Connors Farm's haunted corn maze in Danvers, MA, embraced a spooky "Witches of Salem" theme this year. 960 1280

  

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Families can spend about an hour in this mind-bending corn maze, exploring over 2.5 miles of paths and scenic bridges with the help of 2 Maze Masters and clues. 960 1280

Cathy Kornfield  

Queens Country Farm Museum

Queens Country Farm Museum

Don't let its size fool you. With just 3 acres in Floral Park, NY, Queens Country Farm Museum designed a tightly-wound 45-minute maze. Afraid you're not up to the challenge? There are clues in 9 hidden mailboxes and corn-styled phones to "tele-stalk" staff for help. 960 1280

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Long and Scott Farms

Long and Scott Farms

You don't have to be up north to get lost in a spooky maze. People in Mt. Dora, FL, reap the benefits of warm weather and can enjoy this 10-year-old maze until December. 960 1280

Long & Scott Farms  

Richardson Farm

Richardson Farm

Not too many farms can handle 4 separate mazes winding through 33 acres of corn. With 24 hidden checkpoints and 3 wooden bridges, the possibilities are endless at Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, IL. 960 1280

Richardson Farm  

A member of Brazil's Xikrin nation holds his adorable baby during the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, Brazil. Some 600 Brazilian Indians from 29 ethnic groups will compete in sporting events including tug-of-war, spear-throwing, blowgun and soccer. 960 1280

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A baby sits in a basket while her mother buys tickets at a bus station in the Sichuan Province of Chengdu, China. During the traffic peak of the Chinese Lunar New Year, millions of migrant workers and students return to their hometowns. Chinese travelers will make an unprecedented 1.97 billion journeys by bus, train, plane or ship during the busy traffic period. 960 1280

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Sometimes travel can be a bit overwhelming, even for the youngest of humans. 960 1280

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Bhutanese voters stand in a queue to cast their ballot outside a polling station in Thimpu. These were the first parliamentary elections ever held in the isolated Himalayan kingdom's history. 960 1280

Reuters/Desmond Boylan  

A child dressed in a carnival costume stands in a pram decorated as a basket during a special Pram Parade in the centre of Kiev. Up to 20 families with their children took part in the event. 960 1280

Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin  

One-year-old Ren Yaoyao plays at an ancient gate inside the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China. The Temple of Heaven is a popular recreational spot among locals and a favorite destination among tourists in China's capital. 960 1280

Reuters/Claro Cortes IV  

A youngster arrives at the Emirates Airlines check-in area for first and business class passengers. 960 1280

Reuters/Jumana El Heloueh  

A woman carries a child as she walks along the main road to Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 960 1280

Reuters  

A boy eats ice cream on a 32-degree Celsius day on the first weekend of the summer school holidays in Kriens, Switzerland. 960 1280

Reuters/Romina Amato  

Three-month-old Kiyomi Happe sits on top of a leaf of the Victoria Amazonica at the Rotterdam Blijdorp Zoo. Children could be photographed on top of the leaf, under the condition that they do not weigh more than 33 lbs. The Victoria Amazonica blossoms over 2 nights producing flowers that are white on the first night and then turn pinkish-red by the second night. Its leaf could have a diameter of up to 2 1/2 meters. 960 1280

REUTERS/Jerry Lampen  

A Bolivian woman and her child stand with other presidential supporters in La Paz, Bolivia. Judging from the big yawn, they've been standing awhile. 960 1280

Reuters/David Mercado  

A mother carries her baby to board a train at the Wuchang Railway Station in Wuhan of Hubei Province, China. 960 1280

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All aboard! Something outside of their train window has certainly caught the attention of this father and son. 960 1280

  

With the best seat in the house, this little guy awaits the appearance of Pope Benedict XVI to celebrate Mass at Yankee Stadium in New York. 960 1280

Reuters/Mike Segar  

A local woman rides her bike with her child in a basket around the Wetland area in Dongtan. Dongtan Eco City is planned to be built on Chong Ming Island southeast of Shanghai. 960 1280

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