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 A man lights a firecracker on the beach in Gulfport on Thursday Dec. 31, 2015.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD A man lights a firecracker on the beach in Gulfport on Thursday Dec. 31, 2015. JOHN FITZHUGH SUN HERALD
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD A man lights a firecracker on the beach in Gulfport on Thursday Dec. 31, 2015. JOHN FITZHUGH SUN HERALD

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