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Eco-photos of the week: July 18-24

Firefighter wades through oil to save fellow firefighters during oil spill cleanup operations in Dalian, China.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Dalian oil spill

A firefighter wades through the crude on July 20 to save fellow firefighters during oil spill cleanup operations in Dalian, China.

The spill was caused by a pipeline blast at the Dalian Port, causing severe threats to coastal waters, ecosystems and marine life. The resulting oil spills will have significant consequences to the fishing industry, tourism and local communities.