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Attendee JT Bessinger (left) and protestor and third-year media arts student Katelynn Basile (right) engage in a verbal altercation with each other at the Statehouse on Jan. 28, 2023. A crowd gathered outside of the Statehouse on Saturday as former President Donald Trump spoke inside to invitees and members of the media.

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Attendee JT Bessinger (left) and protestor and third-year media arts student Katelynn Basile (right) engage in a verbal altercation with each other at the Statehouse on Jan. 28, 2023. A crowd gathered outside of the Statehouse on Saturday as former President Donald Trump spoke inside to invitees and members of the media.

A carney collects money from a fair attendee before starting their water gun game on Oct. 21, 2022. The South Carolina State Fair is known for its vast selection of carnival games for patrons to play.

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A carney collects money from a fair attendee before starting their water gun game on Oct. 21, 2022. The South Carolina State Fair is known for its vast selection of carnival games for patrons to play.

This ride, called The Screamer, takes riders in loops, starting with a slow swing through the air before building into a faster and longer swing taking the fair attendee around the large structure within seconds. This ride was one of many featured at the South Carolina State Fair on Oct. 23, 2022. 

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This ride, called The Screamer, takes riders in loops, starting with a slow swing through the air before building into a faster and longer swing taking the fair attendee around the large structure within seconds. This ride was one of many featured at the South Carolina State Fair on Oct. 23, 2022. 

A young girl accompanied by her family enjoys the South Carolina State Fair's petting zoo on Oct. 18, 2022. Over the primary colored fence were animals that brought about excited reactions like hers.

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A young girl accompanied by her family enjoys the South Carolina State Fair's petting zoo on Oct. 18, 2022. Over the primary colored fence were animals that brought about excited reactions like hers.

As the sun went down, families made their way across a bridge that was just one part of a bigger jungle gym. While some kids were found speeding across the bridge, this family took their time, hand in hand, to complete the course on Oct. 18, 2022. 

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As the sun went down, families made their way across a bridge that was just one part of a bigger jungle gym. While some kids were found speeding across the bridge, this family took their time, hand in hand, to complete the course on Oct. 18, 2022. 

The little girl, Kali, is guided by her mother, Baray, in feeding the animals beyond the fence at the South Carolina State Fair petting zoo on Oct. 18, 2022. The petting zoo provides animals like goats and camels for fair attendees to feed and interact with. 

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The little girl, Kali, is guided by her mother, Baray, in feeding the animals beyond the fence at the South Carolina State Fair petting zoo on Oct. 18, 2022. The petting zoo provides animals like goats and camels for fair attendees to feed and interact with. 

The Super Himalaya, a ride that features loud music and a wavy, speedy spinning motion, sits in the fairgrounds on Oct. 23, 2022. The structure moves riders forward and backwards at high speeds, making fair attendees dizzy and in risk of losing their lunch. 

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The Super Himalaya, a ride that features loud music and a wavy, speedy spinning motion, sits in the fairgrounds on Oct. 23, 2022. The structure moves riders forward and backwards at high speeds, making fair attendees dizzy and in risk of losing their lunch. 

A young boy reaches for a giant pink gorilla hanging outside one of the many carnival games featured at the South Carolina State Fair on Oct. 21, 2022. The water ballon popping game awards animal and popular culture themed prizes to individuals who can win the game.

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A young boy reaches for a giant pink gorilla hanging outside one of the many carnival games featured at the South Carolina State Fair on Oct. 21, 2022. The water ballon popping game awards animal and popular culture themed prizes to individuals who can win the game.

Audience members watching T-Pain perform at Cockstock on Oct. 21, 2022. Cockstock is a part of USC's homecoming week and is put on by Carolina Productions.

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Audience members watching T-Pain perform at Cockstock on Oct. 21, 2022. Cockstock is a part of USC's homecoming week and is put on by Carolina Productions.

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