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Mobile is a city in the state of Alabama in the South of the United States of America with almost a half million people in the metro area.

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  1. Mobile's police horses of the mounted patrol unit go to Mardi Gras school to learn how to handle sudden noises and large crowds, and they get diplomas upon graduation.
  2. The night time scenes in the film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" were shot inside a giant hangar in Mobile.
  3. The oldest continually operating business in Mobile is a newspaper, The Mobile Press-Register, which was founded in 1813.
  4. Mobile was home to the first Mardi Gras celebrations in the New World in the very early 1700s, long before New Orleans.
  5. Mobile is home to the world's largest public tennis facility, the Mobile Tennis Center, which contains over 50 courts.

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