Coastlines and beaches

Seema Rajgarh, 37, hawks jewelry made of beads and stones on nearly deserted Utorda beach in South Goa, India,, Dec.16, 2020. On good days during the holiday season, the mother of three girls, the youngest not yet two years old, said she used to make 2,000 rupees ( $27). Now, times are bleak. "Some days, I make barely 200 rupees ($2.7), not enough to even buy milk and food for my children," she said. "This virus has devastated our lives," Rajgarh said. Goans are mourning the loss of their livelihoods and possibly their way of life to the pandemic and travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Vineeta Deepak)
January 13, 2021 - 1:28 am
GOA, India (AP) — The sun’s golden rays fall on Goa’s smooth, sandy beaches every evening, magical as ever but strangely quiet and lonely. This holiday season, few visitors are enjoying the celebrated sunsets in the Indian party hotspot. The unspoken fear of the coronavirus is sapping Goa’s vibrant...
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U.S and Moroccan flags stand together on the podium during a visit by David Schenker, US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, US Ambassador to Morocco David T. Fischer and Nasser Bourita, Moroccan Foreign Minister, in Dakhla, Morocco-administered Western Sahara, Sunday Jan. 10, 2021. The highest ranking U.S. diplomat for North Africa and the Middle East, as well as the first ever U.S Ambassador, traveled Sunday to the Morocco-administered Western Sahara city of Dakhla, laying the groundwork for the United States to set up a consulate in the disputed territory. (AP Photo/Noureddine Abakchou)
January 10, 2021 - 10:02 am
DAKHLA, Western Sahara (AP) — Trawlers pack the bustling Western Saharan port of Dakhla, where fish scales glisten from workers’ arms as they roll up their nets and buyers shout bids in a sprawling auction warehouse. Nearby, turquoise waters lap wide, nearly empty Atlantic beaches and diners sip...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right, speaks at a news conference along with Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, center, and Miami-Dade County mayor Daniella Levine Cava, left, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
January 05, 2021 - 7:46 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Hundreds of senior citizens determined to get vaccinated against the coronavirus camped out overnight in frigid temperatures to secure spots in Tuesday morning’s line in Daytona Beach. City officials tried to avoid a repeat of Monday’s traffic jams by opening a stadium’s...
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The White House, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 01, 2021 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vetoed a bill Friday that would have gradually ended the use of large-mesh drift gillnets deployed exclusively in federal waters off the coast of California, saying such legislation would increase reliance on imported seafood and worsen a multibillion-dollar...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 file photo a man wearing a face mask to curb the spread of coronavirus walks past closed a pub in London. Instead of Christmas joy, a sense of dread and isolation is looming. Dozens of countries have limited flights from Britain, and daily new infections are running at record highs. Hospitals across the U.K., which has Europe's second-highest virus-related death toll at nearly 70,000, are heading towards capacity at a time of year when other illnesses abound. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
December 22, 2020 - 11:50 pm
In Peru, you can’t drive your car on Christmas. In Lebanon, you can go to a nightclub, but you can’t dance. In South Africa, roadblocks instead of beach parties will mark this year’s festive season. How many people can you share a Christmas meal with? France recommends no more than six, in Chile it...
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Medical workers wearing protective gears in the sub-zero temperatures talk at coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 22, 2020 - 3:06 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will prohibit private social gatherings of five or more people and shut down ski resorts and major tourist spots nationwide starting from Christmas Eve as it contends with surging coronavirus infections. The restrictions revealed by Prime Minister Chung Sye-...
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Coastal Carolina tight end Isaiah Likely (4) celebrates a touchdown with Coastal Carolina running back CJ Marable (1) against Troy during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Troy, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
December 12, 2020 - 5:10 pm
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Grayson McCall and Coastal Carolina put together a final drive that was perfection, just like their regular season. Jaivon Heiligh caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from McCall with 45 seconds left and No. 11 Coastal Carolina preserved its first unblemished regular season with a 42-...
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December 09, 2020 - 6:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Conservation officials in Scotland said Wednesday that the coastal sand dunes at President Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf resort have lost their special status as a protected environmental site. NatureScot, Scotland’s nature agency, said that following construction of the Trump...
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New Zealand Maori group Te kura o te paroa kapa haka sing during a service in Whakatane, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, to mark the first anniversary of a deadly volcanic eruption. An eruption killed 22 people on White Island, a popular tourist destination, when superheated steam spewed out from the crater floor. (Andrew Warner/NZME via AP)
December 08, 2020 - 8:45 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A woman whose son was killed in a volcanic eruption in New Zealand a year ago said that as she stood crying, wailing and calling out his name on a beach soon afterward, a stranger came up to her and held her. “To this day, I do not know who that lady was,” said Avey...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The Trump Administration has paved the way for an oil and lease sale in Alaska's pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge scheduling a lease sale for Jan. 6, 2021, before the president leaves office later next month. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
December 03, 2020 - 11:51 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to hold an oil and gas lease sale in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge next month, weeks before President-elect Joe Biden, who has opposed drilling in the region, is set to take office. Conservation groups criticized Thursday's...
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