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Derek Gee/Buffalo News

American school spirit: Students from Cloverbank Elementary School in Hamburg line up in colored shirts for the 11th year to create a patriotic design on school grounds Thursday afternoon. Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Company's Ladder Tower 6 provided the aerial view.

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Charles Lewis/Buffalo News

A perfect time: Ellie-Sky Koczur, 3, of Buffalo, rolls on the lawn in Delaware Park on Thursday after a picnic with her parents, Nick and Dina Koczur, and a trip to the Buffalo Zoo.

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Charles Lewis/Buffalo News

History revisited: Otis Glover, strategic planner and external affairs officer for the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, inspects the plaque Thursday on the War of 1812 marker in Delaware Park. Two new willow trees planted near the marker will be dedicated today. Story and another photo on Page D1.

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Associated Press

Reaching for the sky: An H-2A rocket lifts off from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan early today. The agency, in collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., successfully launched a South Korean satellite aboard the rocket.