1 Jun. 2017
Local resident Gabibolat Nurgaliyev, a retired doctor from the fishing village of Akespe, holds his grandson Sanzhar near the former port in the former coastal town of Aral, 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.