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Gulf coast residents hope spill nightmare is finally over

It is not just BP and officials in Washington who are anxiously waiting to see if the cap holds.

Thousands of residents and businesses earn their livelihoods along the Gulf Coast and are dependent on the oil spill finally being over, and the slick being cleared up.

Laura Trevelyan reports from Louisiana.

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