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Photos: Massive algae bloom turns Chinese coastline green

Tourists and residents deal with the seaweed-covered coastline off Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. The phenomenon occurs when the temperature of the sea rises to between 20 C to 25 C Celsius, according to state broadcaster CCTV

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In this photo taken Wednesday July 3, 2013, tourists gather along a beach near seaweed-covered coastline off Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province.

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A fisherman pushes aside the algae floating on the surface of a sea cucumber farm to make air, near the coastline of Qingdao, Shandong province, July 4, 2013.

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In this photo taken Wednesday, July 3, 2013, a Chinese tourist covers himself with seaweed on a beach plagued by an algae bloom in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province.

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A woman walks past sacks of algae collected from the algae-covered coastline of Qingdao, in Shandong province, July 4, 2013.

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In this photo taken Wednesday, July 3, 2013, a man wades in seaweed-covered coastline off Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province.

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