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Bedouin herders keep an eye on camels grazing on new grass from recent rain in front of a raging oil well fire being worked on by Boots and Coots, in Iraq's Rumaila Oil Field. The Rumaila field is one of Iraq's biggest with 5 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.

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Bedouin herders keep an eye on camels grazing on new grass from recent rain in front of a raging oil well fire being worked on by Boots and Coots, in Iraq's Rumaila Oil Field. The Rumaila field is one of Iraq's biggest with 5 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.