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Groundhog Day: Did Phil See His Shadow?

It's Groundhog Day - and Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring.

Thousands of people gathered on Gobbler's Knob in Pennsylvania to watch the furry rodent emerge from his lair.

According to folklore, if the groundhog sees his shadow on February 2, winter will last six more weeks. If he does not, spring will come early.

And that is what the Inner Circle - the group that dons top hats and tuxedos on Groundhog Day each year to oversee the ceremony - reported to the crowds

The 1993 movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray as an ill-fated weatherman, was based on the celebration.