Town of Avaza, Turkmenistan (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.