Oil mixes with water off the coast of Venice, La., on May 29, 2010.  (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Today we're giving you a broader picture -- literally. The above aerial photo, taken May 29, 2010, the day BP confirmed that its "top kill" effort had failed, shows that oil mixing with water off the coast of Venice, La.

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