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One year anniversary of BP oil spill(21 images)

Tourists and fishermen have begun to return to Grand Isle a year after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon. This collection takes a look at Louisiana today, and some of the most moving images following the BP oil spill disaster.

Tire track line a deserted beach on Grand Isle, Louisiana, April 18, 2011. Beaches are mostly clear of oil a year after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, which killed 11 men working on the platform and caused an underwater leak that gushed 53,000 barrels of oil a day for three months. UPI/A.J. Sisco.
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Recreational fishermen have returned to Grand Isle, Louisiana, April 18, 2011, a year after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon killed 11 men working on the platform and caused an underwater leak that gushed 53,000 barrels of oil a day for three months. UPI/A.J. Sisco.
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A skimmer scrapes sand off the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana, and dumps it into the surf April 18, 2011. A year after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, workers still use the skimmers to remove tarballs from the beach. UPI/A.J. Sisco.
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(LEFT) Sea foam washes up on the beach at Grand Isle, Louisiana, April 18, 2011. (RIGHT) A child fishes at sunset on Grand Isle, Louisiana, April 18, 2011. UPI/A.J. Sisco.
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