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Gulf of Mexico oil spill, 2010. Satellite image of a portion of the oil spill (brown) caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico 20th April 2010. Over five thousand barrels of oil a day leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, 80 kilometres from the coast of Louisiana, USA, harming local wildlife and fishing industries. Image taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite on 29th April 2010.
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