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Vietnamese teenagers search for oysters with hands and feet to earn pocket money.

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The king and queen of the Shrimp festival in Biloxi, Mississippi, pose with a cardboard shrimp while presiding over a Cajun-style fais-dodo, or country dance.

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A young boy is buried in the sand on a beach while on vacation in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

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A crucifix sculpture by artists of the Baptist center stands amid students and sunbathers on South Padre Island, Texas.

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Patrons drink tea at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Naples, Florida.

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A parishioner at Stone Street Baptist church, founded by free blacks in the early 1800’s, in Mobile, Alabama.

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Illegal immigrants don dry clothes after swimming across the Rio Grande river near a bridge in Brownsville, Texas.

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Illegal immigrants await deportation back to Mexico at a detention center at Brownsville, Texas.

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A teenager swims in a canal near Bayou Black, Louisiana.

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Revelers bedecked with traditional necklaces party at the Endymion Extravaganza during Mardi Gras at New Orleans’ Superdome.

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A dead black drum (Pogonias cromis) as it floats through oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, near Grand Isle, Louisiana.

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Aerial of the marshlands that have literally been cut to pieces by pipeline canals and shipping channels that have been put in by the oil industry over the years. Such huge canals have allowed saltwater to intrude, killing off the marsh and eliminating its resistance to catastrophic events in the Gulf such as storms, and now, oil spills like the Deepwater Horizon.

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A man holds a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Queen Bess Island, Louisiana.

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Boats burn off surface oil not far from the Deepwater Horizon spill site, creating huge black columns of smoke in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Oil booms ring Cat island to protect it from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The island is an important bird rookery, in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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A failed boom lies washed up in a marsh, showing the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Severely-oiled pelican chicks (with non-oiled chicks behind them) on Cat island in Barrataria Bay, Louisiana.

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A dead sea turtle floating in an oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon spill, in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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A BP clean up crew tries to sop oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill at Queen Bess Island, Louisiana.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) at the Phoenix Zoo.

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The Atacama Giant (Spanish: Gigante de Atacama) a 282 ft. tall geoglyph in the Atacama Desert in Cerro Unitas, Chile.

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A pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) at Bayou De View in the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.

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Bird Watchers at Bayou De View in the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.

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Dr. Gail Hearn walks through the jungle of Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A Bioko leaf-tailed gecko (Hemidactylus biokoensis) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A fireball lily (Scadoxus cinnabarinus) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A flower (Rothmannia sp.) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A arboreal huntsman spider (Olios correvoni) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A nest of critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered baby leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) hatch along the beach on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Portrait of an eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) at the San Francisco State University.

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A marsupial frog (Gastrotheca pseustes) at a captive breeding at Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Quito, Ecuador. (IUCN: EN)

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A care taker holds up a specimen of Gastrotheca pseutes at a captive breeding at Pontificia Universidad Catòlica in Quito, Ecuador. (IUCN: EN)

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Portraits of Hyloscirtus pantostictus at a captive breeding at Pontificia Universidad Catòlica in Quito, Ecuador. This is an endangered frog. This is the only one in captivity and it could be extinct in the wild. (IUCN: EN)

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Oophaga sylvatica, the “little devil poison frog” at a captive breeding facility at Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Quito, Ecuador. The species is being heavily affected by habitat loss.

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