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That looks like a clear case of LCD image persistence which might go away in a few hours or day or might require service to exchange the panel if those changes are permanent. Depending on how long the image was static - you probably won't see the ghosting after it's off for a few hours or the panel gets used to the new pattern you are displaying on those ...
Based on our discussion and some fact finding above: I would say your hardware is fine /the Intel HD3000, but it could be on its way out!, means it could be dying the slow death. You can double check and run a stress test for the GPU using this little program, or look for your OSX version. GpuTest 0.6.1 is a bugfix release for Mac OS X only. The CSV file ...
I always look on ebay for spare parts. Screens can be found there between $30 & $500, depending on model & housing needs. iFixIt.com can also be a resource, but I didn't see any screens for MBPs when I looked a minute ago.
If you mean the Recovery HD, then it means that you don't have a Recovery HD that's able to be booted into. Try booting with ⌘R. If that fails, use ⌘⌥R for Internet Recovery.
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