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    • The Real Atlantis: Life on a Sinking Indian Island
    • The Real Atlantis: Life on a Sinking Indian Island
    • The Real Atlantis: Life on a Sinking Indian Island
    • The Real Atlantis: Life on a Sinking Indian Island
    • The Real Atlantis: Life on a Sinking Indian Island
    • The Real Atlantis: Life on a Sinking Indian Island
    • The Real Atlantis: Life on a Sinking Indian Island
    • The Real Atlantis: Life on a Sinking Indian Island
    • The Real Atlantis: Life on a Sinking Indian Island
    • The Real Atlantis: Life on a Sinking Indian Island
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    A girl plays on the coastline on Ghoramara Island, India, October 23, 2018. Ghoramara Island, part of the Sundarbans delta on the Bay of Bengal, has nearly halved in size over the past two decades, according to village elders.

    Located in the Sundarbans Delta of the Bay of Bengal, already-small Ghoramara Island is now disappearing beneath the waves due to rising sea levels and erosion.

    According to the local village elders, the island’s acreage has decreased by half during the past two decades.

    This development led the island residents to ask the Indian government to help them relocate, as frequent flooding continues to inflict damage upon people’s homes and the farmland that sustains them.

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