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Leslie Sloper, of Baltimore, takes a photo of (Credit: AP )

Leslie Sloper, of Baltimore, takes a photo of friends at Pimlico Race Course, in Baltimore. (May 21, 2011)

Fancy hats at the 2011 Preakness Stakes

The 136th Preakness Stakes attracted an assortment of people, many with fanciful hats fit for the occasion.

Petra Blondiaux, of Frankfurt, Germany watches the field
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Petra Blondiaux, of Frankfurt, Germany watches the field at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. (May 21, 2011)

An infield patron poses prior to the 136th
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An infield patron poses prior to the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. (May 21, 2011)

Christy Smethers, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Jessica
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Christy Smethers, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Jessica Ephraim, of Bellflower, Ill., talk before the 136th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course. (May 21, 2011)

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Leslie Sloper, of Baltimore, takes a photo of
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Leslie Sloper, of Baltimore, takes a photo of friends at Pimlico Race Course, in Baltimore. (May 21, 2011)

Horse racing fan Sharon Garry, Ellicott City, Md.,
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Horse racing fan Sharon Garry, Ellicott City, Md., right, talks to Mary Stille at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. (May 21, 2011)

A woman moves to her seat at Pimlico
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A woman moves to her seat at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Fans are attending the 136th Preakness Stakes horse race. (May 21, 2011)

Brittany Evvertt of Baltimore watches horse warm up
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Brittany Evvertt of Baltimore watches horse warm up at Pimlico Race Course before the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland. (May 21, 2011)

Woman talk at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
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Woman talk at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. (May 21, 2011)

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Joe O'Dea drinks a beer before the 136th
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Joe O'Dea drinks a beer before the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. (May 21, 2011)

A woman moves to her seat at Pimlico
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A woman moves to her seat at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Fans are attending the 136th Preakness Stakes horse race. (May 21, 2011)

A woman watches the four race at Pimlico
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A woman watches the four race at Pimlico Race Course before the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland. (May 21, 2011)

Lisa Kenahan of Ashburn, Virginia watches horses warm
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Lisa Kenahan of Ashburn, Virginia watches horses warm up at Pimlico Race Course before the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland. (May 21, 2011)

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