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A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words ... and Millions of Barrels of Oil

Pictures of the Gulf oil spill can be more powerful than the words.

Since photos can be more powerful than words in documenting a disaster, we've picked out a few:

Oil from the massive spill is seen on the surface of the water on May 5, 2010, off the coast of Louisiana. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Oil burns during a controlled fire May 6, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico. (Justin E. Stumberg/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

A dead turtle is seen on the beach as a Louisiana National Guard vehicle passes by on May 10, 2010, in Lafourche Parish, La. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Boston Globe has more.

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