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BP 'have taken what is so special to us'

President Obama has said he will do whatever it takes to deal with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - now officially the worst in US history.

On a visit to the Louisiana coast, he responded to criticism of the clean-up operation by saying the number of people tackling the disaster would be trebled. But patience in the area is wearing thin.

North America editor Mark Mardell spoke to residents affected by the spill.

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