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Moynaq: The Graveyard of Ships and Hopes

Written by on Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Culture and History, Uzbekistan
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neweurasia reports from the place which was called “the worst place on earth” by The Sunday Times Magazine in 2010.

We are in Moynaq, once an important sea port, which witnessed one of the planet’s most severe environmental disasters, the Aral Sea shrinkage.

According to data collected, one of the world’s four largest lakes till mid 1960s, the Aral Sea has shrunk to just 10 % of its original size.

Here are some pictures of what Moynaq ‘seashore’ looks like today.

Photo courtesy (c) neweurasia.net

More on the Aral Sea disaster by neweurasia.net:

The Aral Sea Disaster: Told By People Of Karakalpakstan, Yet Facing A Denial

Your H&M pants, courtesy Karakalpak child labor and the dying Aral Sea

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