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India. Province of Gujarat. Alang. A young girl, wearing a white cotton skirt, runs on the beach. Ship aground. Vessel stranded. Bottom of ship at low tide on the shore. Alang, located in the Gulf of Khambhat, is a ships breaking place. Alang is considered as the biggest scrapyard in the world. Ships recycling for its metals. Environmental issues. Hazardous waste. © 1992 Didier Ruef