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By dawns early light a lone farmer stands in the open doorway of an idling combine Thursday morning, August 11, 2011 in half-harvested wheat fields just south of Walla Walla, Wash. near Stateline Road. A very late harvest has finally hit full speed in the Walla Walla valley with heavy yields reported. (AP Photo/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Jeff Horner)

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