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One of several hundred camels grazing in the Rumaila Oil Field of Southern Iraq walks in front of a burning oil well being fought by the Kuwaiti Wild Well Killers, a division of the Kuwait Oil Company. The Rumaila field is one of Iraqs biggest oil fields with five billion barrels in reserve. Many of the wells are 10,000 feet deep and produce huge volumes of oil and gas under tremendous pressure, which makes capping them very difficult and dangerous. Rumaila is also spelled Rumeilah.. (Supporting image from the project Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.).

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One of several hundred camels grazing in the Rumaila Oil Field of Southern Iraq walks in front of a burning oil well being fought by the Kuwaiti Wild Well Killers, a division of the Kuwait Oil Company. The Rumaila field is one of Iraqs biggest oil fields with five billion barrels in reserve. Many of the wells are 10,000 feet deep and produce huge volumes of oil and gas under tremendous pressure, which makes capping them very difficult and dangerous. Rumaila is also spelled Rumeilah.. (Supporting image from the project Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.).