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American Association for the Advancement of Science

Town of Avaza, Turkmenistan

Caption: In 2002, the town of Avaza, Turkmenistan (shown at top), appeared to include 1,993 structures. By 2007 (shown below), almost all homes had been destroyed and the beach had been expanded to make way for a luxury resort.

Credit: 2013 DigitalGlobe

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