21. A boat lies stranded on the cracked bed of a dry area of Xieshan, which is part of Poyang Lake in east China's Jiangxi Province, on May 4, 2011.


22. A paved road is surrounded by weeds in an unfinished subdivision in Coolidge, Arizona, on December 6, 2010.


23. A monument to Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, in front of an abandoned Soviet-era factory in Tbilisi, Georgia, on May 31, 2011.


24. A long-abandoned farmhouse sits in open fields near Osoyoos, British Columbia, on September 24, 2011. British Columbia has one of the largest collection of ghost towns or derelict communities in the country. Many are past mining dreams that harvested copper, silver and gold and are either gone without a trace or lie in ruins ravaged by time.


25. The abandoned and decaying manufacturing plant of Packard Motor Car in Detroit, Michigan, on April 2, 2011.


26. An abandoned airport stairway, left on a road near the airport in Sirte, Libya, on September 29, 2011.


27. The Jamesburg Earth Station, in Cachagua Valley, near Carmel, California, on February 23, 2012. The earth station, which helped bring Apollo 11's first images from the moon, was an important link for the nation's television, telephone and military networks from 1968 to 2002.


28. An abandoned barn, submerged near Great Bend, North Dakota, on April 12, 2011. The Red River was spreading out in a record swath across broad stretches of rural North Dakota and Minnesota.


29. The site of the demolished Frontier casino sits vacant on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 2, 2011. Across this hardest-hit Western state, a battle of perceptions is being waged over whether Nevada is on the edge of economic recovery, or still falling four years after the collapse of its mighty housing, tourism and construction industries.


30. Fog engulfs HMS Belfast on the River Thames during the early morning rush hour in London, on March 15, 2012.


31. The old detective's offices in the Memphis, Tennessee police station, on November 30, 2011. Police officials say their headquarters is overcrowded, but a plan to renovate older quarters is stalled. The old city police station has sat vacant for 30 years.


32. A home is covered with sand on Atafona beach in Atafona, about 225 miles (360 kilometers) north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 11, 2010. The town of Atafona is disappearing. Located in a delta in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, this small town of sand is being swallowed by the ocean as rising temperatures speed up the process of erosion. According to researchers, a total of 183 buildings have been destroyed and the Marine lighthouse moved twice in the past 30 years.


33. Abandoned homes in Gary, Indiana, on March 31, 2011.


34. The sun sets behind an empty staging area in Camp Adder which was the departure point for the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq, on December 17, 2011.


35. A stray dog walks in the Abruzzo region village of Villa Sant'Angelo's main square on October 20, 2010. 17 of the 450 inhabitants of Villa Sant'Angelo were killed by an earthquake that hit the region on April 6, 2009.


36. An abandoned colonial mansion is surrounded by trees in McCluskieganj, India, about 40 miles northwest of Ranchi on October 24, 2011. Nearly 80 years ago, Ernest McCluskie, an Indian of Scottish descent established McCluskieganj in what is now the eastern state of Jharkhand, hoping to attract Anglo-Indians anxious about the impending demise of the British empire. Today, the few colonial bungalows still standing are in disrepair, the local economy survives on the back of a single school, and McCluskieganj's aging residents say the "chhotta England" (little England) they grew up in has vanished forever.
2011年10月24日,印度贾尔克汗邦的麦克拉斯基甘奇,距甘奇西北部40英里的一座废弃的殖民时代建筑,四周被大树环绕。近80年前,苏格兰后代的印第安人Ernest McCluskie,在现在贾坎德邦的东部建立了麦克拉斯基甘奇,希望吸引安格鲁-印第安人对英国王国灭亡的关注。今天,鲜见殖民风格的建筑仍然在那待修,当地的经济仅仅依靠一所学校支撑,麦克拉斯基甘奇里上了年纪的居民说他们成长时期的“chhotta England"(小英格兰)早就消失的无影无踪了。


37. A view of destroyed buildings along Tripoli street in central Misrata, Libya, on May 22, 2011.


38. The abandoned construction site of the "New Benghazi" project in Benghazi. Libya, on June 14, 2011. Hundreds of cement mixers, cranes, and forklifts stood silent on a massive construction site among gray buildings left unfinished when Chinese workers abandoned Libya as fighting flared.


39. Sofia's central railway station stood deserted on November 24, 2011, during a strike by rail workers in Bulgaria.


40. The main gate of an abandoned cooperative farm in the village of Komoshtitsa, some 100 kms (60 miles) north of Sofia, Bulgaria, on December 5, 2011.


41. A cat sits in a deserted street in Peleas de Abajo, in northwestern Spain, on March 8, 2012. Decades of overspending and accumulated interest on unpaid debt has put Peleas de Abajo 4.6 million euros ($6 million) in the red and the mayor claims it is now the most indebted town in Spain. The town's debt per inhabitant is nearly 20,000 euros for every resident.