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Aral Sea, Uzbekistan

Aral Sea Muynak Uzbekistan
photo by Arian Zweger.

Muynak was once an important port city on the Aral Sea, in Uzbekistan. In the 1950s, after the Second World War, the Soviet Union drained the Aral Sea for irrigation of the cotton fields, during the Great Plan for the Transformation of Nature.

Uzbekistan is now one of the main productor of cotton in the world, and Muniak has become a large boat cemetery in a salty desert land.