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An Australian woman wins the first World's Ugliest Lawn competition


Good morning. I'm A Martínez.

An Australian woman won the first-ever world's ugliest lawn competition. Kathleen Murray's yard of sparse yellow grass, shriveled plants and bandicoot-dug divots is now the land of legend. The contest was created two years ago in Gotland, Sweden, to encourage locals to conserve water during a disastrous drought. This year, the competition went global, with entries from the U.K., Germany, France and the U.S., so it could be a good excuse to stop mowing the lawn.

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