where the Aral Sea used to be. Taken in Moynaq, Uzbekistan.


Moynaq looks for all the world like the coastal town it used to be, but disastrous water-management policies over the last fifty years have caused half the Aral Sea to evaporate, and the new shoreline is over the horizon.

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Taken on August 6, 2008
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