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    Vessels monitor oil burning near the Deepwater Horizon spill on Tuesday. BP officials placed a containment cap over the leak, hoping the oil flow will slow, and said BP will begin gradual tests to see if the cap can stop oil from spewing into the sea. (Associated Press)


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    In this photo taken Tuesday, July 13, 2010, people gather around damaged houses after the flooding in Xiaohe, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Landslides slammed into three mountain hamlets in western China early Tuesday, killing 17 people and leaving 44 missing, while crews drained a fast-rising reservoir in another part of the country following heavy rains. The landslides swept through three different areas before dawn, state media said. In the worst-hit town of Xiaohe in Yunnan province, four died and rescuers were searching for 42 others, the official provincial newspaper Yunnan Daily reported on its website. (AP Photo/Xinhua)


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    Shipping containers are stacked at the Port of Miami on Thursday, July 8, 2010. The U.S. trade deficit widened in May to the highest level in 18 months as a rebounding economy pushed up demand for imports of foreign-made cars, computers and clothing. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


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    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says deep-water drilling must be suspended until investigators can determine a cause for the April 20 explosion that led to millions of barrels of oil being released into the Gulf of Mexico, a problem that is ongoing. (Associated Press)


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    Supervisor Wade Falany handles a rope Monday while preparing for oil-skimming operations on the deck of the Pacific Responder skimming vessel in the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana. The vessel sailed from its home port in the San Francisco Bay Area to the Gulf of Mexico to assist in the containment of oil leaking from the broken Deepwater Horizon well. (Associated Press)


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    Menmen Villose is one of thousands of earthquake homeless who sought refuge at the Corail-Cesselesse camp, but has walked into a fight over undeveloped land where urban planners envision the "new Haiti." (Associated Press)


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    Garbage burns through the night in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where about 80 percent of the buildings were destroyed. Government officials cannot say where they will get the $100 million pledged for reconstruction. (Associated Press)


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    In this June 23, 2010, file photo Michael Bromwich, who now heads the government agency that oversees offshore drilling, the Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, left, is seen with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, right, as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)


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    Men stand outside their flooded homes in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Friday July 9, 2010. A tropical depression that came ashore just north of the mouth of the Rio Grande on Thursday was expected to add 6 inches to 8 inches of rain to rivers and reservoirs in south Texas and northern Mexico already swollen from the heavy rains dropped by Hurricane Alex. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)


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