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Green algae covers a beach in Qingdao, northeast China's Shandong... News PhotoBeach,China - East Asia,Coastline,Environment,Environmental Damage,Environmental Issues,General View,Green Algae,Horizontal,Pacific Ocean,Pollution,Qingdao,Qingdao Beach,Sea,Seaweed,Shandong Province,Water PollutionPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPGreen algae covers a beach in Qingdao, northeast China's Shandong province on June 19, 2012. Chinese marine authorities are working to protect China's eastern coasts from a 'green tide' of algae currently drifting on the Yellow Sea, as the North Sea branch of the State Oceanic Administration said the algae had been found in an area of 14,130 square kilometers of the Yellow Sea, and that a dense 165-square-km patch was of particular concern invading coasts of Qingdao and Rizhao cities. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/GettyImages)