7 October 20114. Photographs that NASA released this week show the graphic chronicle of a natural disaster in Central Asia’s Kyzylkum Desert. The images from the Terra satellite feature the patches of water remaining in the disappearing Aral Sea, which was once the fourth largest inland sea in the world.

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/04/how-russia-destroyed-the-aral-sea.html

More info: Aral Sea's Eastern Basin Is Dry for First Time in 600 Years (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

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