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US winter almost over: Phil the groundhog

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil is seen at the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler's Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. In an annual ritual with early roots in German folklore and rather more in US media-showbiz, Phil was interpretIt's official, at least according to America's most celebrated groundhog: spring is around the corner. In an annual ritual with early roots in German folklore and rather more in US media-showbiz, a Pennsylvania groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil was interpreted Saturday as predicting an early end to winter.