California's famed Venice Beach grapples with homeless problem

Venice Beach in California: synonymous with sun, surf, palm trees and, now, homeless people. As many as 200 tents inhabited by them line the oceanfront in this Los Angeles-area town that for decades has been a lure for surfers and tourists.

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