A leaking oil pipeline in southern Iraq causes oil to mix with the minerals and water of the surrounding marshland. For more of nature's incredible artistry, zoom out a couple clicks.
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By: pdunn
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@ 2005-11-04 23:44:24
is that oil?
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@ 2005-11-05 19:28:26
Without absolute certainty, this appears very similar to numerous more obvious pipeline spills in southern Iraq. There appears to be a pipeline running from southeast to northwest a little left of center in this image. It would appear the oil is flowing downhill toward the inlet to the east, with a small amount back tracking above the pipeline to the west.
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