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Tar balls sit on the beach in Perdido Key, Fla., Friday, July 2, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident is expected to continue to come ashore over the July 4th weekend and businesses are concerned about a lack of tourists. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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Tar balls sit on the beach in Perdido Key, Fla., Friday, July 2, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident is expected to continue to come ashore over the July 4th weekend and businesses are concerned about a lack of tourists. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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