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Gunkanjima: Japan's Abandoned Ghost Island (PHOTOS)

09/04/2013 08:14 am ET
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Commonly known as Gunkanjima (or "Battleship Island"), Hashima Island floats off the coast of Nagasaki in Japan, surrounded by a concrete sea wall which gives it an armored warship appearance. The abandoned island's weathered silhouette is punctuated by crumbling concrete buildings and structures, ravaged by typhoons.

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