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Essex Ed looks for his shadow

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A young girl prepares to have her picture taken with Essex Ed, who is portraying Adriaen Block, an explorer who sailed up the Connecticut River in 1614, during the annual Groundhog Parade in Essex Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

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Essex Ed portrays Adriaen Block, an explorer who sailed up the Connecticut River in 1614, during the annual Groundhog Parade in Essex Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

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Essex Ed portrays Adriaen Block, an explorer who sailed up the Connecticut River in 1614, during the annual Groundhog Parade in Essex Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

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Volunteers transport Essex Ed from a flatbed trailer to a mounting platform during the annual Groundhog Parade in Essex Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. The character is portraying Adriaen Block, an explorer who sailed up the Connecticut River in 1614.

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Don Gering of Greenport, N.Y., a member of the Long Island Clam Shuckers Groundhog Association, organizes a group photograph of fellow members as Essex Ed portrays Adriaen Block, an explorer who sailed up the Connecticut River in 1614, during the annual Groundhog Parade in Essex Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. The group participated in the parade.

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Tim Martin/The Day | Buy Photo

A young girl prepares to have her picture taken with Essex Ed, who is portraying Adriaen Block, an explorer who sailed up the Connecticut River in 1614, during the annual Groundhog Parade in Essex Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.