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Photo of the Day: Oil Surf

Heavy oil flows through the current in Barataria Bay on June 6, 2010, near Grand Isle, La. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, officials said BP's latest attempt to stem the flow of oil was capturing about 10,000 barrels a day, as much as the ship on the surface can process. But with the latest leak estimate by the National Incident Command’s Flow Rate Technical Group at 12,000 to 19,000 barrels a day, oil continues to pour into the Gulf. On that point, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said the cleanup of the Gulf could last for several more months.

Check out our slideshow of photos from the Gulf oil spill, which we update daily.

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Gulf Oil Spill

The BP oil disaster in the Gulf has had untold health, economic and environmental effects.

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