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India. Province of Gujarat. Alang. A man and a young boy, both are workers and stand on the beach. Child labour. Ships aground. Vessels stranded. Bottoms of ships at low tide on the shore. Alang, located in the Gulf of Khambhat, is a ships breaking place and is considered as the biggest scrapyard in the world. Ships recycling for its metals. Environmental issues. Hazardous waste. © 1992 Didier Ruef