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Kansas: Images of the Sunflower State

Kansas is the 15th-largest state in the U.S. by area, and home to almost 3 million residents. Nearly 90 percent of the state’s land is dedicated to agricultural use, carried out on some 59,500 farms. Here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Kansas, and some of the wildlife and people calling it home.…

Kansas is the 15th-largest state in the U.S. by area, and home to almost 3 million residents. Nearly 90 percent of the state’s land is dedicated to agricultural use, carried out on some 59,500 farms. Here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Kansas, and some of the wildlife and people calling it home.

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  • The Basilica of St. Fidelis, known as the “Cathedral of the Plains,” is seen across fields of wheat in Victoria, Kansas.
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  • People visit a sunflower field at Grinter Farms near Lawrence, Kansas, on September 7, 2020. The 26-acre field, planted annually by the Grinter family, draws thousands of visitors during the weeklong late-summer blossoming of the flowers.
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  • Monument Rocks, a National Natural Landmark, are a group of large chalk formations standing up to 70 feet above the surrounding area, in Gove County, western Kansas.
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  • Green hills stretch to the horizon in the Flint Hills of Kansas.
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  • Fireworks over Fourth of July weekend on City Lake in Council Grove, Kansas
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  • Looking down Southeast 9th Street in Topeka, toward the Kansas State Capitol
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  • Winter wheat stands ready to be harvested in a field near McCracken, Kansas, on June 15, 2018.
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  • Combines work at twilight during the wheat harvest in Goodland, Kansas.
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  • People ride a Ferris wheel at the Sheridan County Fair in Hoxie, Kansas, in July of 2019.
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  • An idle oil pumpjack is silhouetted against the setting sun in a field south of Oakley, Kansas, on May 20, 2020.
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  • Deer walk through an ice-covered field in rural Kansas, after a storm.
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  • A school bus passes a pile of milo at a grain storage facility near Canton, Kansas, on November 10, 2015. The crop is used mainly for feeding cattle and ethanol production.
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  • Fans fill the stands of the Kansas Speedway at the start of the NASCAR Hollywood Casino 400 cup series in Kansas City, Kansas, on October 18, 2015.
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  • Wind blows drifting snow across the road in front of Buck Creek School near Lawrence, Kansas, on February 5, 2014. The school, built in 1878, is now used as a rural township hall and community center.
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  • A girl plays on a frozen lake at a park in Lenexa, Kansas, on January 18, 2018.
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  • A view down the brick-paved Broadway Street in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, looking toward the Chase County Courthouse
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  • Stormy skies above fields outside Saint Francis, Kansas
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  • A cow grazes in a pasture as wind turbines rise in the distance near Reading, Kansas, on April 27, 2020.
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  • Old Dominion performs during the Kicker Country Stampede at Tuttle Creek State Park near Manhattan, Kansas, on June 24, 2017.
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  • A rancher burns prairie grasses on the Flying W Ranch near Clements, Kansas, on April 16, 2009. Ranchers in the Flint Hills burn the grasses every spring to help renew the pastures for cattle grazing.
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  • Ranchers herd cattle along a gravel road in rural Kansas.
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  • Benjamin Haddox from South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, lies in the hay with his Jersey bull calf before judging starts during the Coffeyville Inter-State Fair in Coffeyville, Kansas, on August 14, 2004.
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  • A rotary snowplow train approaches snow-clogged Sharon Springs, Kansas.
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  • A view of the city of Wichita, along the banks of the Arkansas River. The building at right is Exploration Place, a science museum that opened in 2000.
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  • Women dressed in traditional La Calavera Catrina costumes dance during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event held in Emporia, Kansas, on October 27, 2018.
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  • In Manhattan, Kansas State Wildcats fans cheer during a game against the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium on October 19, 2019.
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  • Snow geese fly above Hiawatha, in Brown County.
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  • A foggy morning view along a Kansas cornfield
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  • Americus Days Parade Marshall and Emporia State University President Michael Shonrock; his wife, Karen; and DeWayne Backhus (of ESU) ride on a tractor down Main Street in Americus, Kansas, on June 14, 2014.
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  • A great blue heron, silhouetted on Big Salt Marsh, in Quivira National Wildlife Refuge
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  • A limestone corner post, strung with barbed wire, stands along a field in rural Kansas.
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  • An aerial view of the city of St. Marys, Kansas
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  • A tornado touches down near Dodge City, Kansas, on May 24, 2016.
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  • A train passes through Emporia, Kansas, on June 19, 2014.
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  • A crowd watches the pig races at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson on September 15, 2018.
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  • Jonny Mendoza and his dog Subi sled down a snowy hill in a park in Kansas City, Kansas, on November 26, 2018, after a winter storm brought blizzard-like conditions to the area.
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  • The sun rises behind a small group of bison in the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge in central Kansas.
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