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December 14, 2012
Karl Mondon photo

Pedestrians cannot resist getting close to Thursday’s king’s tide cresting along the San Francisco Embarcadero on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The tide measured 7.2 at the Golden Gate and was the highest of the year. The king tides are expected to peak during the next several days, with surges over 9 feet in some areas. The phenomenon is caused by a unique alignment of the sun, moon and earth.