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Monday, 18 November, 2002, 12:17 GMT
In pictures: Spanish oil slick
An oil slick threatens Spain's north-western coast as salvage teams battle the elements to try to hold together a tanker which got into difficulties five days ago.

The Prestige
Although the Prestige has been moved further out to sea, major concerns remain

Technician checks a barrier to keep oil away from the shore at Corme
Work to protect Galicia's wildlife and fisheries from the worst of the oil continues

People survey oil at Camelle
But despite best efforts, thick black sludge has come ashore (picture: AP)

Coastline at Muxia
The slick has so far affected many kilometres of picturesque shoreline.

Volunteers help treat birds affected by the oil
Help is on hand for some birds caught up in the black gooey mess, but there are fears more will fall victim

Crew rescued from the Prestige at Vigo airport
The crew were safely taken off the vessel last week, and its master is in Spanish custody

Slick from the Prestige
But there are now fears the Prestige could break up, shedding thousands more tonnes of oil
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