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A flamenco dancer performs at Columbia restaurant in (Credit: Getty Images)

A flamenco dancer performs at Columbia restaurant in Tampa's Ybor City neighborhood. (July 12, 2012)

Tampa, Fla.

On Florida's west coast, Tampa is home to the Cuban Ybor City, amusement parks and much more.

The Tampa, Fla., skyline.
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The Tampa, Fla., skyline.

Riders on Busch Gardens' Cheetah Hunt roller coaster,
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Riders on Busch Gardens' Cheetah Hunt roller coaster, in Tampa.

The Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the Tampa
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The Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team plays. (Dec. 31, 2011)

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A statue of John F. Kennedy at the
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A statue of John F. Kennedy at the University of Tampa's Plant Park. Tampa also has a street named Kennedy Boulevard memorializing the president's visit to Tampa four days before he was shot in 1963.

The main beach at Caladesi Island State Park,
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The main beach at Caladesi Island State Park, a barrier island along the Gulf of Mexico along on Florida's West Coast.

Aniruddh Nayak, left, Yukti Ahuja and Anirudh Chaturvedi
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Aniruddh Nayak, left, Yukti Ahuja and Anirudh Chaturvedi relax together at the Habibi Cafe and Hookah bar in Tampa's Ybor City neighborhood, which was founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturers and populated by thousands of immigrants, mainly from Spain, Cuba and Italy. (July 12, 2012)

A flamenco dancer performs at Columbia restaurant in
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A flamenco dancer performs at Columbia restaurant in Tampa's Ybor City neighborhood. (July 12, 2012)

Peggy Morris plays the saxophone at the Green
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Peggy Morris plays the saxophone at the Green Iguana bar in Tampa's Ybor City neighborhood. (July 12, 2012)

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A flamenco dancer performs at Columbia restaurant Tampa's
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A flamenco dancer performs at Columbia restaurant Tampa's Ybor City neighborhood. (July 12, 2012)

The Cephas Hot Shop in Tampa's Ybor City
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The Cephas Hot Shop in Tampa's Ybor City neighborhood. (July 11, 2012)

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