Destroyed, polluted village.

Explanation and background

Only the top of a church tower pokes through the scarlet, polluted waters which now covers the western Romanian ghost village of Geamana.
Out of the 1,000 people who once inhabited the area, 20 still live around the toxic waste.
A local shows Adrian Ciubotaru what the village used to look like. Image via Adrian Ciubotaru.

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