National Spelling Bee Continues In Washington, DC
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2006 National Spelling Bee

Allion Salvador, 11, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, closes his eyes with concentration before misspelling “Nauruz” during the eighth round of competition. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Caitlin Campbell of Amarillo,Texas is comforted by her father, Larry Campbell, after bowing out of the National Spelling Bee. (Lawrence Jackson / AP)
Kavya Shivashankar (10) of Olathe, Kansas, is comforted by her mother, father, and sister after she was eliminated during the eighth round of competition. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Theodore Yuan (13) of Lincolnshire, Illinois, correctly spells “lophophytosis” during the eighth round of competition. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Saryn Hooks, right, of Winston-Salem, N.C. reacts after being reinstated into the National Spelling Bee. (Lawrence Jackson / AP)
Canadian Finola Hackett of Edmonton, Alberta, smiles after getting the word right at the National Spelling Bee. (Lawrence Jackson / AP)
Catherine Close, 14, of Asbury Park, New Jersey, correctly spells “synusia” during the eighth round of competition at the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee. She eventually won the competition. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
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