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Spring breakers flock to Florida despite COVID risks

A college athlete is thrown in the air by a group of men on the beach to celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona.

A college athlete is thrown in the air by a group of men on the beach to celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona.

A college athlete is thrown in the air by a group of men on the beach to celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona.
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A woman takes a photo in front of the beach as spring break begins in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona

A woman takes a photo in front of the beach as spring break begins in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona

A woman takes a photo in front of the beach as spring break begins in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona
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Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A woman selling colorful umbrellas walks through the main avenue on the A1A as revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona

A woman selling colorful umbrellas walks through the main avenue on the A1A as revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona

A woman selling colorful umbrellas walks through the main avenue on the A1A as revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona
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A man gives a dollar note to a performer during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A man gives a dollar note to a performer during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A man gives a dollar note to a performer during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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People gather at a bar during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People gather at a bar during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People gather at a bar during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Women pose for a photo in Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Women pose for a photo in Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Women pose for a photo in Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A man throws dollar notes to a performer during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A man throws dollar notes to a performer during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A man throws dollar notes to a performer during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Beachgoers enjoy the last moments of the day as the sun begins to set on families and spring breakers in Panama City Beach, Florida, March 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Beachgoers enjoy the last moments of the day as the sun begins to set on families and spring breakers in Panama City Beach, Florida, March 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Beachgoers enjoy the last moments of the day as the sun begins to set on families and spring breakers in Panama City Beach, Florida, March 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Miami Beach police officers attend an emergency in Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Miami Beach police officers attend an emergency in Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Miami Beach police officers attend an emergency in Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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People walk along Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People walk along Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People walk along Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Young men enjoy the view from the pier as the sun begins to set on families and spring breakers in Panama City Beach, Florida, March 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Young men enjoy the view from the pier as the sun begins to set on families and spring breakers in Panama City Beach, Florida, March 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Young men enjoy the view from the pier as the sun begins to set on families and spring breakers in Panama City Beach, Florida, March 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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People watch the sunset during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People watch the sunset during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People watch the sunset during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A man carries his puppy inside a bag on the beach to celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,  March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona

A man carries his puppy inside a bag on the beach to celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona

A man carries his puppy inside a bag on the beach to celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona
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People watch the sunset during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People watch the sunset during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People watch the sunset during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A performer sings at a bar during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A performer sings at a bar during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A performer sings at a bar during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A woman talks to a waiter as he serves her a mimosa drink during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A woman talks to a waiter as he serves her a mimosa drink during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A woman talks to a waiter as he serves her a mimosa drink during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Women sunbathe in the sand as they celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona

Women sunbathe in the sand as they celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona

Women sunbathe in the sand as they celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona
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People walk along Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People walk along Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People walk along Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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People gather at a bar during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People gather at a bar during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People gather at a bar during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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People walk along Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People walk along Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People walk along Ocean Drive during spring break festivities in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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People fish from a pier as the sun begins to set on families and spring breakers in Panama City Beach, Florida, March 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

People fish from a pier as the sun begins to set on families and spring breakers in Panama City Beach, Florida, March 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

People fish from a pier as the sun begins to set on families and spring breakers in Panama City Beach, Florida, March 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A couple walks with suitcases as revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A couple walks with suitcases as revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A couple walks with suitcases as revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Miami Beach, Florida, March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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