17 of 22: The burned remains of Big Tex are lowered from his display at the State Fair of Texas Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, in Dallas. Big Tex, the metal cowboy whose slow drawl of "Howdy, folks!" made him an icon of the State Fair of Texas for 60 years, was destroyed Friday when flames engulfed his 52-foot-tall frame. (AP Photo/LM Otero) (AP Photo/ LM Otero)

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