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Myrtle Beach hosts Republicans, supporters and detractors

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A Republican supporter makes his way to watch a Republican presidential hopefuls debate in Myrtle Beach, S. C. on Jan. 16. South Carolina will hold its Republican primary on Jan. 21.

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Elanie Magliacane has her picture taken in front of a sand sculpture of the presidential candidates before the Faith & Freedom Coalition's presidential kick-off at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in South Carolina on Jan. 16.

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Karla Duke, 4, Mike McParland, Elijah Cromer, 9, and Riley Morris, wait in the back of a pick-up truck before taking part in an Occupy Myrtle Beach protest during the Martin Luther King Day parade in Myrtle Beach. Members of the Occupy movement have joined the local group for protests during the "First in the South" Republican Presidential debate.

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Protestors display signs outside the Tea Party Convention in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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A statue of an elephant representing the U.S. Republican party is pictured on a trailer outside the Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach, S. C., Jan. 16, where presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich attended a rally.