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Anatomy of the Gulf Oil Spill

Here's a look under the hood at how officials, and their robots, are trying to stem the flow of oil leaking from the well beneath the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico, after the rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and then sank on April 22, 2010. This graphic was udpated at 11:02 a.m. Thursday, April 29.

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Karl Tate
Karl has been Purch's infographics specialist across all editorial properties since 2010.  Before joining Purch, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University.