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A bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010.

A bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Charlie Riedel

A brown pelican is mired in heavy oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010

A brown pelican is mired in heavy oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010

Charlie Riedel

A sea bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010.

A sea bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Charlie Riedel

A pair of Brown Pelicans, covered in oil, sit on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast, Thursday, June 3, 2010

A pair of Brown Pelicans, covered in oil, sit on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast, Thursday, June 3, 2010

Charlie Riedel

A bird covered in oil flails in the surf at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010.

A bird covered in oil flails in the surf at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Charlie Riedel

A brown pelican is seen on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010.

A brown pelican is seen on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Charlie Riedel

A bird flies above oil on the Gulf of Mexico off of East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010.

A bird flies above oil on the Gulf of Mexico off of East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Charlie Riedel

A bird flies above oil on the Gulf of Mexico off of East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010.

A bird flies above oil on the Gulf of Mexico off of East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Charlie Riedel

A Brown Pelican sits in heavy oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010.

A Brown Pelican sits in heavy oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Charlie Riedel

AP

AP

Charlie Riedel

A Brown Pelican is seen on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast after being drenched in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Thursday, June 3, 2010.

A Brown Pelican is seen on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast after being drenched in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Charlie Riedel

A Brown Pelican sits covered in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Brown Pelican sits covered in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010

Charlie Riedel

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A bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon has affected wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

Click the image above to view AP photographer Charlie Riedel's latest images of birds caught in the deadly sludge on Louisiana's East Grand Terre Island.

Belfast Telegraph


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