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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween blast

A pumpkin is fired from cannon during a Halloween event at the Henry Estate Winery in Umpqua, Ore., on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. The cannon used black powder to fire the pumpkins several hundred yards at a target in the empty field.

Running for cover after lighting the fuse to a black powder charge placed under an anvil during the event at the Henry winery. The tradition of anvil firing, also known as anvil shooting and anvil launching, was once popular and was often a replacement for fireworks during celebrations.

Spectators watch as a steel anvil is launched into the air by the blast from a black powder charge.

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