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A Taste of Virginia's Heritage: The 2009 State Fair of Virginia

October 2, 2009

Date: 10/02/2009 Location: Doswell, Va. Description: A Foreign Press Center journalist takes a photograph of a sheep getting a haircut during the FPC "Taste of Virginia" tour. © State Dept Image

October 2, 2009; Doswell, Va.
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The Washington Foreign Press Center organized a tour to the State Fair of Virginia. There, about a dozen journalists from 6 countries experienced a slice of Americana and the state's vast agriculture industry.  They had access to all of the events and were allowed to photograph everything from pig races to sheep shearing.