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Ashley Lowery, Deseret News
Jason Colunga, 14, of West Jordan, holds up his niece, Annecy Thurston, 3, of North Salt Lake to pet an alpaca during the National Alpaca Show at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy Friday.

Above, Jason Colunga, 14, of West Jordan, holds up his niece, Annecy Thurston, 3, of North Salt Lake to pet an alpaca during the National Alpaca Show at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy Friday. Right, handlers wait for the judge to look over their animals during the show. The show runs through today and features more than 1,000 alpacas from local and worldwide breeders.