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Only in America: Snap judgments

Man arrested for taking photos of "no aesthetic value" — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Long Beach, Calif., police arrested a man for taking a photograph of "no aesthetic value." Sander Wolff, who takes photos for a local newspaper, was detained after snapping shots of an oil refinery. Police say photography is considered "suspicious activity" if officers determine that it isn’t "regular tourist behavior."