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Eco-photos of the week: July 18-24

By: Catie Leary on July 23, 2010, 7:08 a.m.
Workers load boats with boom in Lakeshore, Miss.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Loading boom on boats

Workers carry bags full of oil-absorbing boom onto boats at a staging center in Lakeshore, Miss., on July 20. In the day before, the crews in the area cleaned 7,200 pounds of oil related debris from the waters.

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which began almost three months ago, is the largest in U.S. history and continues to threaten wildlife, the ecosystem and the economy of the Gulf Coast.