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Parents Weekend at the Air Force Academy

Photographs from Friday, August 30, 2013 festivities of Parents Weekend at the Air Force Academy.

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Jonfranco Shattuck hugs his father Ronald after the conclusion of a parade during Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Caroline Lay wipes her eyes after hugging her daughter, Victoria Bittleson after the conclusion of a parade at Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Joshua Rivey talks with his aunt Amy Purdy and his mother Debra Rivey during Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Cadets and their parents sit at tables by a coffee stand during Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Kevin Lay hugs his daughter, Victoria Bittleson after the conclusion of a parade at Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Caroline Lay looks on after hugging her daughter, Victoria Bittleson after the conclusion of a parade at Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Cadets participate in a parade during Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Austin Kong hugs his mother Sunnie Kong after the conclusion of a parade during Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Cadets and their families walk up and down stairs during Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Joe and Patty Kelly listen as their daughter, Krista, a freshman, gets help from classmate Christian Eells as he explains how to use the spectrometer during Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Lourdes Perez, of Georgia, leans against a wall separating two classes while watching her daughter Leslie Perez during Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Jelani Campbell, 10, admires Aurora, the Air Force Academy mascot gyrfalcon, held by Cadet Kimberly Webb during Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Air Force personnel salute during the presentation of the colors during a parade at Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Cadets participate in a parade during Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Families watch a parade during Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Caroline Lay hugs her daughter, Victoria Bittleson after the conclusion of a parade at Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Caroline Lay wipes her eyes after greeting her daughter Victoria Bittleson during Parents' Day at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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