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U.S. pressures BP over oil spill as Obama visits Gulf


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Members of the Tri State Bird Rescue and Research team in Fort Jackson treat a Northern Gannet which was found on Friday in the Gulf of Mexico, south of Louisiana, May 1, 2010. Oil has been gushing unchecked from a ruptured deepwater well off Louisiana, pouring into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of up to 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons or 955,000 litres) a day since last week, and so far efforts plug the leaks have failed. Picture taken May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Sean Gardner