PHOTOS: Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow

Crowds gathered in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to see whether their celebrity groundhog would see his shadow and predict six more weeks of winter.

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Groundhog handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil after he saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter during the 131st annual Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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The crowd gathers during the Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. A smaller-than-usual crowd this year of less than 20,000 people spent a night of revelry awaiting the sunrise and the groundhog's exit from his winter den. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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When Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, he's said to regard it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his den. Early spring is expected if he does not see his shadow, causing Phil to remain above ground. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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The crowd gathers during Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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The tradition's been around since 1887. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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Seeing a shadow is actually the norm. Punxsutawney's resident groundhog has seen his shadow 103 times since the tradition began. There were only 18 times he didn't see a shadow. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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Groundhog Day is a popular tradition both in the United States and Canada. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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