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Images: Gulf Oil Spill, One Year Later

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  • This undated frame grab image from video provided by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, on May 18, 2010, received from British Petroleum (BP PLC), shows oil gushing from the blown well in the Gulf of Mexico.

      This undated frame grab image from video provided by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, on May 18, 2010, received from British Petroleum (BP PLC), shows oil gushing from the blown well in the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • An oil-soaked pelican is seen on an island in Barataria Bay just inside the the coast of Louisiana, Sunday, May 23, 2010.

      An oil-soaked pelican is seen on an island in Barataria Bay just inside the the coast of Louisiana, Sunday, May 23, 2010.
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  • This file photo made Aug. 3, 2010, shows the Development Driller III, which is drilling the primary relief well, and the Helix Q4000, background left, the vessel being used to perform the static kill operation, at the site of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana.

      This file photo made Aug. 3, 2010, shows the Development Driller III, which is drilling the primary relief well, and the Helix Q4000, background left, the vessel being used to perform the static kill operation, at the site of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana.
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  • In this June 5, 2010, file photo Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn lifts his boot out of thick beached oil at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, just off the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La.

      In this June 5, 2010, file photo Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn lifts his boot out of thick beached oil at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, just off the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La.
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  • President Barack Obama, left, LaFourche Parish Charlotte Randolph, center, and U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, National Incident Commander for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, take a tour of areas impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill on Friday, May 28, 2010 in Port Fourchon, La.

      President Barack Obama, left, LaFourche Parish Charlotte Randolph, center, and U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, National Incident Commander for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, take a tour of areas impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill on Friday, May 28, 2010 in Port Fourchon, La.
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  • Sea World veterinarian Lara Croft treats one of nine Kemp's Ridley sea turtles that arrived at the park in Orlando, Fla., Friday, June 25, 2010.

      Sea World veterinarian Lara Croft treats one of nine Kemp's Ridley sea turtles that arrived at the park in Orlando, Fla., Friday, June 25, 2010.
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  • This June 26, 2010 file photo shows Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Director P.J. Hahn rescuing a heavily oiled bird from the waters of Barataria Bay, which are laden with oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Barataria Bay, La.

      This June 26, 2010 file photo shows Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Director P.J. Hahn rescuing a heavily oiled bird from the waters of Barataria Bay, which are laden with oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Barataria Bay, La.
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  • In this Oct. 14, 2010 picture, an oil-covered crab crawls on a glove worn by Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn in Bay Jimmy near the Louisiana coast.

      In this Oct. 14, 2010 picture, an oil-covered crab crawls on a glove worn by Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn in Bay Jimmy near the Louisiana coast.
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  • President Barack Obama and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist walk along Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach, Fla., Tuesday, June 15, 2010, as they visited the Gulf Coast region affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

      President Barack Obama and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist walk along Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach, Fla., Tuesday, June 15, 2010, as they visited the Gulf Coast region affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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  • In this Oct. 14, 2010 picture, Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn walks through oiled marsh grass in Bay Jimmy near the Louisiana coast. Six months after the rig explosion that led to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, damage to the Gulf of Mexico can be measured more in increments than extinctions, say scientists polled by The Associated Press. There is no comprehensive calculation for how much marshland was oiled, but estimates range from less than a square mile to just a handful of square miles. Regardless, in the big picture that's hardly alarming: Louisiana loses roughly 25 square miles of marsh each year due to a host of environmental and manmade causes. The state is the site of one of the most ferocious rates of land loss in the world.

      In this Oct. 14, 2010 picture, Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn walks through oiled marsh grass in Bay Jimmy near the Louisiana coast. Six months after the rig explosion that led to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, damage to the Gulf of Mexico can be measured more in increments than extinctions, say scientists polled by The Associated Press. There is no comprehensive calculation for how much marshland was oiled, but estimates range from less than a square mile to just a handful of square miles. Regardless, in the big picture that's hardly alarming: Louisiana loses roughly 25 square miles of marsh each year due to a host of environmental and manmade causes. The state is the site of one of the most ferocious rates of land loss in the world.
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  • This June 5, 2010 file photo shows oil as it moves toward the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. Thousands of tourists will be changing vacation plans this summer because of the Gulf oil spill.

      This June 5, 2010 file photo shows oil as it moves toward the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. Thousands of tourists will be changing vacation plans this summer because of the Gulf oil spill.
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  • Research chemist Daryle Boyd holds seafood samples from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill region as tests are conducted on seafood at the NOAA facility in Seattle, on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. Seafood from the Gulf of Mexico is being put under the microscope like no other kind on the market, with fish, shrimp and other catches ground up to hunt for minute traces of oil, far more reassuring than that sniff test that made all the headlines.

      Research chemist Daryle Boyd holds seafood samples from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill region as tests are conducted on seafood at the NOAA facility in Seattle, on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. Seafood from the Gulf of Mexico is being put under the microscope like no other kind on the market, with fish, shrimp and other catches ground up to hunt for minute traces of oil, far more reassuring than that sniff test that made all the headlines.
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  • In a June 23, 2010 file photo, crews work to clean up oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill washed ashore at Pensacola Beach in Pensacola Fla. In a reversal, the Obama administration says it will not pursue offshore drilling in East Coast waters, including the eastern Gulf of Mexico. A senior administration official told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Dec. 1,, 2010 that because of the BP oil spill, the Interior Department will not propose any new oil drilling in the East Coast for at least the next seven years.

      In a June 23, 2010 file photo, crews work to clean up oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill washed ashore at Pensacola Beach in Pensacola Fla. In a reversal, the Obama administration says it will not pursue offshore drilling in East Coast waters, including the eastern Gulf of Mexico. A senior administration official told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Dec. 1,, 2010 that because of the BP oil spill, the Interior Department will not propose any new oil drilling in the East Coast for at least the next seven years.
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  • This Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 file photo shows oil cleanup workers as they clean up tar balls on Pensacola Beach, Fla. The lingering economic recession, a record cold Florida winter and the effects of the Gulf oil spill stalled the tourist traffic this year in parts of Florida.

      This Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 file photo shows oil cleanup workers as they clean up tar balls on Pensacola Beach, Fla. The lingering economic recession, a record cold Florida winter and the effects of the Gulf oil spill stalled the tourist traffic this year in parts of Florida.
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  • President Barack Obama is photographed after delivering a televised address from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday June 15, 2010. President Obama said the nation will continue to fight the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for "as long as it takes."

      President Barack Obama is photographed after delivering a televised address from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday June 15, 2010. President Obama said the nation will continue to fight the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for "as long as it takes."
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  • Baby, immature and an adult oil stained pelican are seen on an island in Barataria Bay just inside the the coast of Louisiana, Sunday, May 23, 2010. The island, which is home to hundreds of brown pelican nests as well at terns, gulls and roseate spoonbills, is impacted by oil, seen at waterline, from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill .

      Baby, immature and an adult oil stained pelican are seen on an island in Barataria Bay just inside the the coast of Louisiana, Sunday, May 23, 2010. The island, which is home to hundreds of brown pelican nests as well at terns, gulls and roseate spoonbills, is impacted by oil, seen at waterline, from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill .
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  • Oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is seen clumped on roseau cane on the marshy shores of Garden Island Bay on the coast of Louisiana near Venice, Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

      Oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is seen clumped on roseau cane on the marshy shores of Garden Island Bay on the coast of Louisiana near Venice, Tuesday, May 18, 2010.
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  • Two brown pelicans and a flock of seagulls rest on the shore of Ship Island as a boom line floats just offshore Thursday, April 29, 2010 in Gulfport, Miss. Several hundred yards of boom line has been set up on the north side of the island to try and contain the oncoming oil spill.

      Two brown pelicans and a flock of seagulls rest on the shore of Ship Island as a boom line floats just offshore Thursday, April 29, 2010 in Gulfport, Miss. Several hundred yards of boom line has been set up on the north side of the island to try and contain the oncoming oil spill.
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  • Dr. Mike Adkesson examines an American white pelican with Denise Young, CVT, right, at Brookfield Zoo on Wednesday. Five pelicans were rescued from the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the Deepwater Horizon spill. The birds will be placed on permanent exhibit at the Formal Pool sometime at the end of August.

      Dr. Mike Adkesson examines an American white pelican with Denise Young, CVT, right, at Brookfield Zoo on Wednesday. Five pelicans were rescued from the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the Deepwater Horizon spill. The birds will be placed on permanent exhibit at the Formal Pool sometime at the end of August.
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  • In this June 6, 2010 file photo, a small dead fish floats on a pool of oil at Bay Long off the coast of Louisiana.

      In this June 6, 2010 file photo, a small dead fish floats on a pool of oil at Bay Long off the coast of Louisiana.
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  • In this April 21, 2010 file photo, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico.

      In this April 21, 2010 file photo, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • This June 6, 2010 file photo shows beachgoers as a tugboat works to lay boom in the Gulf of Mexico near Perdido Pass at Orange Beach, Ala. Thousands of tourists will be changing vacation plans this summer because of the Gulf oil spill.

      This June 6, 2010 file photo shows beachgoers as a tugboat works to lay boom in the Gulf of Mexico near Perdido Pass at Orange Beach, Ala. Thousands of tourists will be changing vacation plans this summer because of the Gulf oil spill.
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  • In this April 21, 2010 file aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning.

      In this April 21, 2010 file aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning.
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  • In this June 3, 2010 file photo, a bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast.

      In this June 3, 2010 file photo, a bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast.
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  • In this June 3, 2010 file photo, a brown pelican is seen on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast.

      In this June 3, 2010 file photo, a brown pelican is seen on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast.
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  • Admiral Thad Allen, ret. USCG, left, and Dr. Jane Lubchenko, right, National Oceanic and Atmospheric administrator, release the first two of 23 rehabilitated Kemp's Ridley sea turtles in the Gulf off Cedar Kay, Fla., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. Twenty two of the turtles were found offshore from Destin, Fla., and Venice, La. and were moderately to heavily oiled.

      Admiral Thad Allen, ret. USCG, left, and Dr. Jane Lubchenko, right, National Oceanic and Atmospheric administrator, release the first two of 23 rehabilitated Kemp's Ridley sea turtles in the Gulf off Cedar Kay, Fla., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. Twenty two of the turtles were found offshore from Destin, Fla., and Venice, La. and were moderately to heavily oiled.
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  • Absorbent boom winds along a sand bar in Caminada Pass, La., on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners, a Houston based company, has taken responsibility for the spill. Anglo-Suisse also accepted responsibility for cleanup.

      Absorbent boom winds along a sand bar in Caminada Pass, La., on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners, a Houston based company, has taken responsibility for the spill. Anglo-Suisse also accepted responsibility for cleanup.
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  • Crews anchor boom as part of the Deepwater Horizon response in Grand Isle, Louisiana, U.S., on Thursday, May 27, 2010.

      Crews anchor boom as part of the Deepwater Horizon response in Grand Isle, Louisiana, U.S., on Thursday, May 27, 2010.
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