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12 Wild Photos Of What Spring Break Looks Like In Southern California Right Now

Repeat after me: The pandemic is not over.

With mass vaccinations underway, it feels as though we're closer than ever to the brighter future that seemed like a far-away dream at the beginning of the pandemic.

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But the latest data on the coronavirus in the United States has shown another spike in cases, and public officials are begging the country to implement COVID-19 safety precautions until more people are vaccinated.

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Southern California is one area (in addition to Miami) where a lot of people seem to have forfeited essential cautionary measures against the virus, such as social distancing and wearing a mask. LA Times photographers hit up some popular neighborhoods to get a closer look. Here's what they saw:

1. The Santa Monica boardwalk was REALLY crowded.

The crowded santa monica boardwalk
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2. Like, really crowded.

People walking on the boardwalk
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3. Some people were wearing masks.

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4. But others were not.

Two women talking on the boardwalk without masks
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5. If that guy wasn't wearing a mask, I'd think this was taken in 2019.

Two girls chatting without masks on the boardwalk
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6. Oh my lanta.

People smooshed together watching street performers
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7. Things weren't much different in Venice.

A couple walking on Venice beach
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8. More people with no masks.

People walking without masks in Venice Beach
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9. Street performances are fun, but this many people smooshed together is majorly concerning.

People crowding around a street performer in Venice
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10. Pasadena had a lot of visitors too.

People walking in pasadena
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11. The streets were packed pretty darn tightly. *Sigh.*

A lot of people walking in Pasadena but some people are wearing face masks
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12. And indoor dining was in full swing.

People doing indoor and outdoor dining in Pasadena
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We're so close to being on the other side of this, y'all. Let's please try to keep up with the COVID-19 safety precautions and stay within our quarantine bubbles.

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