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Tackle on the tundra

Five New London kids comprised of four brothers and a cousin play a pickup game of tackle football along State Pier Road in New London on an ice and snow covered ground.

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Jose Vega, 8, of New London, makes a diving catch while playing a pickup game of tackle football on a snow and ice covered ground along State Pier Road in New London, during the late afternoon Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.

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Derek Nunez, left, 10, of New London, manages to hold onto the ball as he gets tackled by his brother Steve Cantres, 10, during a pickup game of tackle football on a snow and ice covered ground along State Pier Road in New London, during the late afternoon Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.

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Agustine Rivera, center, 13, of New London, attempts to get past his cousin and defender Christ Cantres, left, 14, of New London, as teammate and cousin Derek Nunez, right,10, of New London, looks on during a game of tackle football on a snow and ice covered ground along State Pier Road in New London, during the late afternoon Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.

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Steve Cantres, 10, of New London, catches a pass during a game of tackle football on a snow and ice covered ground along State Pier Road in New London, during the late afternoon Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.

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Agustine Rivera, front, 13, of New London, catches a pass from his cousin and teammate Derek Nunez, center,10, of New London, defender Steve Cantres, left, 10, of New London, also a cousin play a game of tackle football on a snow and ice covered ground along State Pier Road in New London, during the late afternoon Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.

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Agustine Rivera, center, 13, of New London, attempts to get past his cousin and defender Steve Cantres, left, 10 of New London, as teammate and cousin Derek Nunez, right,10, of New London, looks on during a game of tackle football on a snow and ice covered ground along State Pier Road in New London, during the late afternoon Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.