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Photos: Hundreds Hold Hands Across the Sand in Santa Monica

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A large group of people gathered at Santa Monica Beach today to take a stance against the oil industry. First a movement last February against offshore drilling in Florida, Hands Across the Sand became international today -- thanks to heightened awareness after the Gulf oil spill -- with some 650 events today. Many of those took place in California, including Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu and Long Beach.

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