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Giant vegetable contest

<p>Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his onion weighing 17lb 15.5oz (8.150kg), that now holds the world record holder for being the heaviest onion, at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. The show marking its 100th year, has introduced a giant vegetable class for the first time. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis </p>

Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his onion weighing 17lb 15.5oz (8.150kg), that now holds the world record holder for being the heaviest onion, at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011....more

Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his onion weighing 17lb 15.5oz (8.150kg), that now holds the world record holder for being the heaviest onion, at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. The show marking its 100th year, has introduced a giant vegetable class for the first time. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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<p>A grower poses for photographers with an award winning marrow at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011.  REUTERS/Nigel Roddis </p>

A grower poses for photographers with an award winning marrow at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

A grower poses for photographers with an award winning marrow at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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<p>A woman poses with an award winning giant tomato at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis </p>

A woman poses with an award winning giant tomato at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

A woman poses with an award winning giant tomato at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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<p>Grower Joe Atherton poses for photographers with his award winning giant cucumber measuring 32.5 inches (83 cm) at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis </p>

Grower Joe Atherton poses for photographers with his award winning giant cucumber measuring 32.5 inches (83 cm) at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Grower Joe Atherton poses for photographers with his award winning giant cucumber measuring 32.5 inches (83 cm) at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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<p>Growers Pete Glazebrook (R), Joe Atherton (C) and Derek Neumann pose with their award winning giant vegetables at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis </p>

Growers Pete Glazebrook (R), Joe Atherton (C) and Derek Neumann pose with their award winning giant vegetables at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Growers Pete Glazebrook (R), Joe Atherton (C) and Derek Neumann pose with their award winning giant vegetables at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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<p>Grower Derek Neumann arrives with his award winning giant cabbage at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis </p>

Grower Derek Neumann arrives with his award winning giant cabbage at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Grower Derek Neumann arrives with his award winning giant cabbage at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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<p>Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his award winning marrow weighing 97lb 8oz (45 kg) at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis </p>

Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his award winning marrow weighing 97lb 8oz (45 kg) at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his award winning marrow weighing 97lb 8oz (45 kg) at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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<p>Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his onion weighing 17lb 15.5oz (8.150kg), that now holds the world record holder for being the heaviest onion, at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis </p>

Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his onion weighing 17lb 15.5oz (8.150kg), that now holds the world record holder for being the heaviest onion, at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011....more

Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his onion weighing 17lb 15.5oz (8.150kg), that now holds the world record holder for being the heaviest onion, at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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