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Karma the Flying Pit Bull catches air during an exhibit with trainer LeRoy Golden at the third annual Texas-sized Pittie Pride Fest 2011 on Sunday at Republic Square Park, sponsored by Love-A-Bull, Inc. in Austin. Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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The third annual Texas-sized Pittie Pride Fest 2011 on Sunday at Republic Square Park, sponsored by Love-A-Bull, Inc. in Austin, sought to celebrate pit bulls and their responsible owners. Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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The third annual Texas-sized Pittie Pride Fest 2011 on Sunday at Republic Square Park, sponsored by Love-A-Bull, Inc. in Austin, sought to celebrate pit bulls and their responsible owners. Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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Love-A-Bull TITLE welcomes Donna Reynolds and Tim Racer, who rehabilitated the "Vick dogs," pit bulls rescued from a dog-fighting scandal involving football player Michael Vick. Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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Justice, a rescued pit bull, lolls in trainer LeRoy Golden's arms after an electrifying Frisbee performance at the third annual Texas-sized Pittie Pride Fest 2011 on Sunday at Republic Square Park, sponsored by Love-A-Bull, Inc. in Austin, which sought to celebrate pit bulls and their responsible owners. 
 
Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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Cuddled like a baby at the third annual Texas-sized Pittie Pride Fest 2011 on Sunday at Republic Square Park, sponsored by Love-A-Bull, Inc. in Austin, which sought to celebrate pit bulls and their responsible owners. Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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A baby-faced contestant in the costume contest at the third annual Texas-sized Pittie Pride Fest 2011 on Sunday at Republic Square Park, sponsored by Love-A-Bull, Inc. in Austin, which sought to celebrate pit bulls and their responsible owners. 
 
Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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A photo booth was one of several attractions at the third annual Texas-sized Pittie Pride Fest 2011 on Sunday at Republic Square Park, sponsored by Love-A-Bull, Inc. in Austin, which sought to celebrate pit bulls and their responsible owners. Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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Mudpuppies doggie day care and grooming does its part to Keep Austin Weird at the third annual Texas-sized Pittie Pride Fest 2011 on Sunday at Republic Square Park, sponsored by Love-A-Bull, Inc. in Austin, which sought to celebrate pit bulls and their responsible owners. 
 
Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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An adorable spin on a festival classic at the third annual Texas-sized Pittie Pride Fest 2011 on Sunday at Republic Square Park, sponsored by Love-A-Bull, Inc. in Austin, which sought to celebrate pit bulls and their responsible owners. 
 
Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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Photo by Charlie L Harper III