A member of the Louisiana State Wildlife Response Team cleans oil off of a pelican in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, on May 15. The Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation Station continues it work rescuing animals affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. (U.S. Navy and Deepwater Horizon Response /Justin Stumberg)
Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Afghan President Hamid Karzai took a tour the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks, where the idea for the United Nations was developed. Roses were smelled; jokes were told.
Today, executives from BP and Transocean testified before Congress on the Gulf Coast oil leak. Cleanup and containment efforts are still underway. (Flickr/ U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District External Affairs )