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Oil chokes off tourism in US Gulf
Beaches normally crowded with holidaymakers empty as BP oil disaster rages.
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2010 03:19 GMT

The Fourth of July or Independence Day weekend in the United States usually draws thousands of tourists, holiday fishermen and their families to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

But this summer, the beaches in Louisiana are empty and an economy that relies heavily on tourism is choking.

Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports.

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