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A Swim After Bonnie

Youngsters swim in the street in the North Carolina coastal city of Washington following the departure of Hurricane Bonnie.

High winds pushed water up the Pamlico River, causing flooding in the town and other communities in Bonnie's path.

Bonnie was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday morning as it hovered just southeast of New Bern, N.C., blowing 65-mph winds.

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