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EGAN O’KEEFE/CourtesyChildhood friends William Kay (left) and Robert Olson flank either side of local photographer Rik Simon. Simon snapped a photo of mile marker 40 along Arizona’s stretch of Route 66, which Kay and Olson used as inspiration for their cross-country trip along the highway to celebrate their 40th birthdays.

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