A worker in a ship-breaking yard in Chittagong. File picture... http://dailym.ai/1muZtk9#i-abc60e89

Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard is the largest of its type in the world. Around 80 active ship breaking yards line an eight-mile stretch of the Bangladeshi coast.

Fishermen place their nets at low tide in front of the ship-breaking yards in Chittagong, ... http://dailym.ai/1muZtk9#i-9c810e3f

Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard is the largest of its type in the world. Around 80 active ship breaking yards line an eight-mile stretch of the Bangladeshi coast.

Arduous: At low tide ship-breakers haul a 10,000-pound cable to a beached ship to winch pi... http://dailym.ai/1muZtk9#i-9bb60e3d

The Ship-Breakers The men of Bangladesh risk their lives to tear apart cargo carriers and tankers. At low tide ship-breakers haul a cable to a beached ship to winch pieces ashore as they dismantle it. PHOTOGRAPH BY MIKE HETTWER

Ship breaking is dangerous work and can expose workers to toxic chemicals. File picture... http://dailym.ai/1muZtk9#i-9ab50e41

Edward Burtynsky, "Shipbreaking Chittagong, Bangladesh" 2000 Burtynsky uses photography to explore how consumerism and consumption transform Earth's landscape.

A satellite image shows a mile-long stretch of the Bangladeshi coast just north of Chittag... http://dailym.ai/1muZtk9#i-a89a0e69

Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard is the largest of its type in the world. Around 80 active ship breaking yards line an eight-mile stretch of the Bangladeshi coast.

The article about the ship breakers of Chittagong appears in the May issue of National Geo... http://dailym.ai/1muZtk9#i-a9020e6a

George Steinmetz Wonders: Was It Worth Getting Arrested for National Geographic Cover Story Photos?

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