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Gulf Coast oil disaster: Photos

July 26, 2010 9:54 p.m. EST
 

 

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Oil cleanup workers were evacuated as a feeder band from Tropical Storm Alex causes high winds and lightning around Fourchon Beach, Louisiana, on Tuesday, June 29.

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Tropical Storm Alex is seen from space as it closes in on the mainland near the Mexico-Texas border Tuesday.

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A containment boom is placed on the beach at Elmer’s Island, Louisiana.

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A feeder band from Tropical Storm Alex forces scores of oil cleanup workers to evacuate Fourchon Beach on Tuesday.

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Pelicans, some covered in oil, sit on old dock posts off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, on Monday, June 27.

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Oil-soaked objects wash up onto the beach near Biloxi, Mississippi, on Monday.

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A worker uses a vacuum hose to capture some of the oil washing on to Fourchon Beach from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Monday.

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A boat uses a boom and absorbent material to soak up oil on the surface of Cat Bay on Monday near Grand Isle, Louisiana.