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  • The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), often called The Boneyard is located near Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. It's huge! width:580;;height:461
  • The number of aircraft stored there and the precision in the way they are parked is impressive. Moreover, they are all capable of being returned to service if the need ever arises. width:580;;height:462
  • AMARG is a controlled-access site, off-limits to anyone without the proper clearance. The only access for non-cleared individuals is Mon-Fri via official bus tour. width:561;;height:480
  • Among the dunes of Tavira island, in Portugal, there’s an impressive anchor graveyard called the Cemitério das Âncoras. It was built in remembrence of the glorious tradition of tuna fishing. width:580;;height:416
  • Tavira used to be a place devoted to the tuna fishing. They built up this anchor graveyard to remember those who had to quit their occupation when the big fish abandoned the coasts. width:542;;height:480
  • Moynaq is in northern Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan. Moynoq's population of only a few thousand has been declining precipitously since the 1980s due to the recession of the Aral Sea. width:580;;height:441
  • Once a bustling fishing community and Uzbekistan's only port city with tens of thousands of residents, Moynoq is now a shadow of its former self, far from the rapidly receding shoreline. width:543;;height:480
  • For travellers the main reason to visit Moynaq is to see the ship graveyard, a collection of rusting hulks that were once the town’s fishing fleet. It’s an image that perfectly illustrates the disaster. width:580;;height:332
  • Unfortunately there aren’t many left, as scrap metal companies made short work of them before the tourism authorities forbade it. width:580;;height:435
  • This phone booth graveyard is located between Ripon and Thirsk, near the village of Carlton Miniott, UK. There are located hundreds of disused telephone booths. width:580;;height:435
  • Decommissioned old red booths are systematically replaced by new modern booths, and deposited in one site near this English village. width:580;;height:435
  • Littered with at least 18 gutted Tupolev Tu-22M Backfires of the 444th Heavy Bomber Regiment, is Vozdvizhenka air base located near Ussuriysk in the Primorsky Krai region of Far East Russia. width:580;;height:402
  • The 444th Regiment was disbanded in 2009, with some aircraft transferred to the Belaya air base, and others dismantled (removed engines, equipment, and with holes cut in the fuselage). width:580;;height:386
  • The aircraft carcasses are awaiting final metal cutting. Currently based at the airfield is the aviation commandant of Khurba airbase and the 322 Aircraft Repair Factory. width:580;;height:368
  • The city of Nouadhibou is the second largest city in Mauritania. It is famous for being the location of one of the largest ship graveyard in the world. Hundreds of rusting ships can be seen all around. width:580;;height:417
  • One of the most commonly read explanation for that situation is that Mauritanian harbor officers were taking bribes and allowing ships to be discarded in the harbor and around the bay. width:580;;height:392
  • The city of Nouadhibou is one of the poorest locations in the world. Right over these phantom beaches there are people living inside the huge merchant boats. width:580;;height:416
  • The area around Nezametnaya Cove, in Murmansk Oblast, is a cemetery of old Russian submarines. The submarines were brought to this restricted-access zone in the 1970s and then forgotten. width:580;;height:353
  • Locals said that some of the old submarines were used for target practice in military exercises and often sunk. Others were simply left in the bay to rust and rot, like so many whale carcasses. width:580;;height:389
  • On the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan there’s a massive collection of abandoned Soviet battle vehicles left behind after occupation of the country in the 1970’s and 1980’s. width:580;;height:449
  • The Soviets left in a hurry and couldn’t be bothered to find a way to get broken-down tanks back home, so now they sit, partially stripped and covered in graffiti. width:580;;height:412
  • Afghanistan has few recycling facilities, so this cemetery of tanks will likely remain where it is for many more years as a reminder of the Russian invasion. width:580;;height:435
  • Thousands of scrapped taxis abandoned in a yard in the center of Chongqing, China. Increasing numbers of private cars means many people no longer rely on taxis or public transportation. width:580;;height:388
  • One of the major tourist attractions of Uyuni, Bolivia is an antique train cemetery. The town served as a distribution hub for the trains carrying minerals on their way to the Pacific Ocean ports. width:580;;height:389
  • The train lines were built by British engineers who arrived near the end of the 19th century and formed a sizable community in Uyuni. The rail construction started in 1888 and ended in 1892. width:580;;height:395
  • The trains were mostly used by the mining companies. In the 1940s, the mining industry collapsed. Many trains were abandoned thereby producing the train cemetery. <br /> width:580;;height:388
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