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Fishermen in Saint Bernard Parish affected by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Commercial shrimp boat captain Joseph Latapie, 72, left, with his son Travis Latapie, right, talks with Richard Oracoy, foreground, while Manvel Meyer, far right, waits in line for their checks from BP before the Public Meeting at the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center Ballroom in Chalmette, Louisiana on May 24th, 2010. Over 500 fishermen and their families waited in line for over five hours in sweltering heat for their checks from BP.

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The Monster Under the Water
Commercial shrimp boat captain Joseph Latapie, 72, left, with his son Travis Latapie, right, talks with Richard Oracoy, foreground, while Manvel Meyer, far right, waits in line for their checks from BP before the Public Meeting at the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center Ballroom in Chalmette, Louisiana on May 24th, 2010. Over 500 fishermen and their families waited in line for over five hours in sweltering heat for their checks from BP.