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India. Province of Gujarat. Alang. Workers, all men, on the beach. Ships aground. Vessels stranded. Bottoms of merchant ships 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