WEEK IN PHOTOS: Times Sq. Blast, Telescope Debuts, More

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Times Sq. Blast, Telescope Debuts, More
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El Reventador, Ecuador, February 29, 2008—A tiny frog sits covered in oil after a rupture in a major pipeline contaminated a swamp east of Quito.

A landslide triggered by heavy rains damaged about 260 feet (80 meters) of the pipeline last Thursday, sending 4,000 barrels of crude oil into the swamp, according to the Associated Press.

Although a crew eventually contained the spill, the pipeline remains closed as workers remove oil from nearby river tributaries by hand.

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