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Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods groundbreaking

Mashantucket Pequot tribal leaders participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the long-awaited outlet mall that will link Foxwoods Resort Casino's Grand Pequot Hotel and the adjacent MGM Grand at Foxwoods.

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Derrin Carter, drum keeper of the Woodland Warriors and a Mashantucket Tribal member performs with fellow drummers during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

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Members of the Woodland Warriors, 4-year-old Zahir "Lightning" Fahnbulleh, and his father Roland Fahnbulleh, both of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, take a moment to relax after performing during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

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Ken Reels, vice-chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Commission, performs a smudging prayer ritual during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

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Sherryl Martin, center, a Mashantucket Pequot tribal member, cheers on a fashion model, during the fashion show portion of a groundbreaking ceremony at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

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Ken Reels, left, vice-chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Commission, performs a smudging prayer ritual with Steven Tanger, president/CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

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Ken Reels, right, vice-chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Commission, performs a smudging prayer ritual with Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

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Ken Reels, vice-chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Commission, performs a smudging prayer ritual during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

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A groundbreaking ceremony at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

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Zahir "Lightning" Fahnbulleh, 4, of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, lays down in the sand during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

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Zahir "Lightning" Fahnbulleh, 4, of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, decides to call it a day and attempt to walk away with a shovel and hardhat used during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

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