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India. Province of Gujarat. Alang. A worker, a sick man suffering from malaria, lays on his back and rests on a bench on the doorstep of his wood house. A poster for the " Standard Fireworks" brand shows a girl using a firework. The advertisement is taped on the wall. Alang, located in the Gulf of Khambhat, is a ships breaking place and is considered as the biggest scrapyard in the world. © 1992 Didier Ruef