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July 4, 2010 11:58 PM

Despite oil spill, many beaches still drawing crowds

Thousands of people lined the sand in the Florida Panhandle Sunday, basking under a cloudless sky and braving both strong surf and a local health advisory against swimming.. Asked why they still come to a now-notorious destination, and tourists offered a range of motivations, from duty during hard times to skepticism that oil could be that big of a problem.

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