PHOTO: National Spelling Bee kicks off in Maryland

BY News Desk  May 28, 2014 at 1:34 PM EST
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Photo by Joshua Barajas/PBS NewsHour

Parents take photos as spellers assemble on stage for the third preliminary round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. In 2014, the Bee will include 281 participants between 8 and 15 years old from around the the world.