Florida in Photos: Tranquil Keys to Trendy Ybor City

 
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Jimmy Buffet and Ernest Hemingway are two of many artists who've crossed the bridges (43 total) connecting the islands (31 total) that make up the Florida Keys.  
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Each January, a Miami South Beach festival celebrates the world's largest concentration of Art Deco architecture. First built in the 1930s, the pastel stylings of Miami Vice and the additions of celebrity clubs made the spot even more trendy.  
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The stealthy Florida Panther has been unable to escape its biggest predator: humans, in the guise of habitat destruction. Today only 30-50 adult panthers remain in the state.  
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The 1,506,539 acres of Everglades National Park may seem calm on the surface, but the 'river of grass' is the only place in the world where both alligators and crocodiles cohabitate.  
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According to an FIU professor, Dr. Beach, Caladesi Island State Park is among the country's best beaches. Several Florida beaches—judged on at least 50 criteria—consistently make the doc's elite list.  
Credit: St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area CVB 
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It's only right that there are dolphins gracing Miami's football team and aqua-colored shirts of fans everywhere; the real animal draws cheers from boaters all along the coast. Dolphins are frequently off Florida's Atlantic coast, surfing the bow wave in front of ships.  
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Ybor City became the 'Cigar Capital of the World' around 1900 when thousands of Cubans settled in Tampa. The district is now a National Historic Landmark.  
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