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San Francisco

The figures of author Jack Kerouac (L) and Neal Cassady are painted on the wall of the Beat Museum in the North Beach neighborhood in San Francisco, California.

A San Francisco slice of life

Bathed in sunshine, licked by salt air and drenched in fog all at once, San Francisco's many moods -- some buoyant, some strident, others brooding -- are reflected in its fascinating cityscapes and melting pot of cultures.