Photo package: Veterinarians combat the oil in the Gulf (part 15)


The explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon killed 11 people on April 20 and mushroomed into the greatest man-made natural disaster in U.S. history.

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Rescue workers begin the painstaking process of washing oiled birds. According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, the average time to wash and rinse an oiled bird is 45 minutes.

Photo by Lee Celano

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