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Pedestrians and beachgoers stand on the shore near Venice Beach as lifeguards, right, bring in a swimmer rescued from the water after a lightening strike Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Steve Christenesn)
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Pedestrians and beachgoers stand on the shore near Venice Beach as lifeguards, right, bring in a swimmer rescued from the water after a lightening strike Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Steve Christenesn)

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