PHOTOS: Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival

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LONG BEACH, CAILF., USA — The best part of covering the chocolate festival every year is knowing all the judges – the best part about knowing all the judges is that they slip me pieces of chocolate during the judging. Above, Ashton Martinez gobbles up chocolate during his win in the pie eating contest at the Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival & Spring Sweets in Long Beach, Calif., on March 24, 2012. See more pics>>