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Gulf Coast oil disaster: Photos

July 26, 2010 9:54 p.m. EST
 

 

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Dolphins swim near Grand Isle, Louisiana, on Sunday, July 25. The safety of marine mammals has been of high concern during the Gulf oil disaster.

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Near Grand Isle, a rock next to a retention boom is covered in oil.

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Pelicans rest on an oil retention boom near Grand Isle.

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People take in the sunshine on the beach on the first day it was reopened to the public Sunday in Grand Isle.

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Sarah Guidry tests the oil-free waves on the beach in Grand Isle.

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Oil sheen could still be spotted by vessels assisting near the source of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Friday, July 23, in the Gulf of Mexico.

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With Tropical Storm Bonnie still posing a potential threat last week, boats come ashore Friday in Cocodrie, Louisiana.

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At Grand Isle on Friday, the beach was still barricaded.