Kazakhstan. Aralsk. Russian graveyard from the time of former Soviet Union. Ship's anchor and communist red star on the tomb. Camels grazing in the dried up (dry bed) Aral Sea. Due to the human and environmental effects of industrial pollution in the former Soviet Union, the Aral sea started to dry up due to overuse of water resources, then has shrunk and is now two shallow lakes far from the old shore. Aralsk is located in the Kyzyl Orda Province. © 2008 Didier Ruef . ..