In this photo taken Saturday, May 18, 2013, children plays outside a house at the creeks of Bayelsa, Nigeria. The first drops of crude float in the languid muddy currents of Nigeria's oil-rich ... more 
In this photo taken Saturday, May 18, 2013, children plays outside a house at the creeks of Bayelsa, Nigeria. The first drops of crude float in the languid muddy currents of Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta, then slowly grow into the splatter of massive crime scene. Oil thefts, long a problem in the Niger Delta, are growing at an ever-faster rate despite government officials and international companies offering increasingly dire warnings about the effect on Nigeria's crude production. Some 200,000 barrels a day representing about 10 percent of Nigeria's production are siphoned off pipelines crisscrossing the region. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Sunday Alamba
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 4:58 AM EDT