Photos: VEX Robotics World Championship attracts 20,000 students from around the globe

Kentucky Exposition Center

Here's where the fun begins! The VEX Robotics World Championship is held in Louisville, KY.

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By Hope Reese

Hope Reese is a writer based in Louisville, Kentucky, currently living in Budapest. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Vox, Vice and other publications.