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Photo by: Chris Pizzello

In this June 8, 2010, file photo, Elaine Jesmer of Los Angeles holds a sign during a protest against BP PLC organized by Moveon.org outside an ARCO gas station in Los Angeles. Tension is mounting between BP and the neighborhood retailers that sell its gasoline. As more Americans shun BP gasoline as a form of protest over the Gulf oil spill, station owners are insisting BP do more to help them convince motorists that such boycotts mostly hurt independently owned businesses, not the British oil giant. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

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