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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Annual spirit bonfire at West Point

In celebration of the annual Army-Navy football game being played Dec. 8, the U.S. Military Academy's marathon team will stage a two-day relay run carrying the ceremonial game ball from West Point to Philadelphia. The 19-member cadet team accepted the game ball during bonfire activities Thursday night. From there, the running team left West Point to deliver the game ball in time for Saturday's opening ceremonies. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army-Navy football game. (Dec. 6, 2012)

The United States Military Academy at West Point
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The United States Military Academy at West Point marching band arrives at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

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Officers from the United States Military Academy at
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Officers from the United States Military Academy at West Point pass off the football to this year's marathon runners, who will be carrying the game ball to Philadelphia for the annual Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Officers from the United States Military Academy at
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Officers from the United States Military Academy at West Point pass off the football to this year's marathon runners, who will be carrying the game ball to Philadelphia for the annual Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Grant Garcia, 9, of West Point, wears his
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Grant Garcia, 9, of West Point, wears his father's hat at the annual spirit bonfire in preparation for Saturday's Army-Navy football game. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire before the Army-Navy football game, which will take place Saturday. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire in preparation for Saturday's Army-Navy football game. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire in preparation for Saturday's Army-Navy football game. (Dec. 6, 2012)

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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
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Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire in preparation for Saturday's Army-Navy football game. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire in preparation for Saturday's Army-Navy football game. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy are all
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Cadets at West Point Military Academy are all fired up as they celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire in preparation for Saturday's Army-Navy football game. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy are all
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy are all fired up as they celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire in preparation for Saturday's Army-Navy football game. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy are all
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Cadets at West Point Military Academy are all fired up as they celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire in preparation for Saturday's Army-Navy football game. (Dec. 6, 2012)

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Cadets at West Point Military Academy are all
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Cadets at West Point Military Academy are all fired up as they celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire in preparation for Saturday's Army-Navy football game. (Dec. 6, 2012)

A young boy joins an Army cheerleader in
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A young boy joins an Army cheerleader in a dance-off at West Point Military Academy are all fired up as they celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire in preparation for Saturday's Army-Navy football game. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy are all
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy are all fired up as they celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire in preparation for Saturday's Army-Navy football game. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy are all
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Cadets at West Point Military Academy are all fired up as they celebrate at the annual spirit bonfire in preparation for Saturday's Army-Navy football game. (Dec. 6, 2012)

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