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In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, children run towards a train near Loch Eilt in the Scottish Highlands. As if by magic, the Hogwarts Express has come to the rescue of a stranded family in Scotland. The train that took Harry Potter and his friends to school was played onscreen by the Jacobite steam train in the Scottish Highlands. On Friday it made an unscheduled stop to pick up a family of six that was stranded when their canoe was washed away in a storm. (Jon Cluett via AP)


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