Images of the Aral sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, taken in 2007 and show how it has virtually disappeared after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet irrigation projects. It was once the fourth largest lake on earth.
The images are absolutely mystifying: how did these gigantic tankers get out into the desert, and why? The abandoned ships for which the Aral Sea is so famous once floated on plenty of water, but that water steadily dried up ever since the rivers that fed it were diverted for Soviet irrigation projects in the 1960s. Once the fourth-largest inland body of salt water, the Aral Sea is now 10% of its former size, annihilating the region’s formerly prosperous fishing industry.
There are many lakes in this world, but not all of them are famous. We all know about the Caspian Sea, which is indeed one of the most famous lake in the world. But may be some people don't know that its not a sea but a lake, a salt water lake.
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