McClatchy obtained images of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon as it burned in the Gulf of Mexico April 21, 2010, including this one taken shortly before it sank.
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Emergency workers along the Gulf Coast today raced to defend sensitive shorelines from the massive oil spill, authorities said they'd stopped one of the leaks at the deep-water well.
It won't reduce the amount of oil flowing from BP's sunken rig, but it will allow the oil company to focus efforts on attacking the two remaining leaks, said Coast Guard Petty Officer David Mosley.
- Doug Miller