The Big Picture: To the letter

Kavya Shivashankar

Speller Kavya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas, wipes her tears as she receives the trophy from Richard Boehne after she won the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition in Washington, having correctly spelled the word laodicean.

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/28 May 2009

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