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Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Liz Ackman of Tooele cautiously eyes a sea lion while having her photo taken at the Utah State Fair in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Sea Lion Splash is the only traveling sea lion show in the United States, and it's at the fair. The fair runs through Sept. 18.

Rides, food, entertainment and a rodeo are just a few of the events at Utah State Fair in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. The fair runs through Sept. 18.