1 Jun. 2017
A abandoned ship lies between the coastline of the Aral Sea and sand dunes near the village of Akespe, south-western Kazakhstan, April 16, 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.