1 Jun. 2017
Erali Serimbetov, who was born in 1961, sits in front of his house surrounded by dunes at the remote part of the village of Karateren, near the Aral Sea, south-western Kazakhstan, April 15, 2017. Akespe, home to some 250 people, and Karateren, inhabited by about 150, used to be dominated by fishermen until the water receded too far away - but it is now back in Karateren. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov SEARCH "ENVIRONMENT ARAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.