This photo was taken shortly before the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling platform sank into the Gulf of Mexico April 22. The rig had been burning for nearly two days before it buckled and sank. The photo was taken by the captain of a boat that was searching for victims of the disaster.
This photo was taken shortly before the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling platform sank into the Gulf of Mexico April 22. The rig had been burning for nearly two days before it buckled and sank. The photo was taken by the captain of a boat that was searching for victims of the disaster. Courtesy Jon T. Fritz / MCT
This photo was taken shortly before the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling platform sank into the Gulf of Mexico April 22. The rig had been burning for nearly two days before it buckled and sank. The photo was taken by the captain of a boat that was searching for victims of the disaster. Courtesy Jon T. Fritz / MCT

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