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An ornamental lighthouse adorns a grave overlooking the Aral Sea on the outskirts of Aralsk. Fishermen were once buried here, in the time before the sea dried up. Many of the graves are decorated with anchors, lighthouses, or other reminders of their vocation. Image by Taylor Weidman. Kazakhstan, 2018.

An ornamental lighthouse adorns a grave overlooking the Aral Sea on the outskirts of Aralsk. Fishermen were once buried here, in the time before the sea dried up. Many of the graves are decorated with anchors, lighthouses, or other reminders of their vocation. Image by Taylor Weidman. Kazakhstan, 2018.