Photo of the Day: Crude Oil Cleanup in Thailand

Thai soldiers in white biohazard suits take part in a clean-up operation at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet
Thai soldiers in white biohazard suits take part in a clean-up operation at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet, Rayong July 30, 2013. Crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand over the weekend has reached a Thai tourist resort, pipeline operator PTT Global Chemical Pcl said on Monday. Around 50,000 litres of crude oil poured into the sea on Saturday around 20 km (12 miles) off the coast of Rayong, southeast of the capital Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX124IIAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Thai soldiers in white biohazard suits take part in a clean-up operation at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet, Rayong. Crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand over the weekend has reached a Thai tourist resort.

Athit Perawongmetha is a full-time freelance photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. His images have been printed international is newspapers and publications across the globe. See more of his work here.

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