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Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation Texas fisherwoman, her face smeared with syrup to represent oil, protests against BP as British police officers prevent her from entering the London conference center where the petroleum giant held the annual general meeting of its shareholders Thursday. "I think a lot of the shrimpers are concerned," she said. (Associated Press)

Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation Texas fisherwoman, her face smeared with syrup to represent oil, protests against BP as British police officers prevent her from entering the London conference center where the petroleum giant held the annual general meeting of its shareholders Thursday. "I think a lot of the shrimpers are concerned," she said. (Associated Press)

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