City crumbles as the sands shift on Senegal's coast – in pictures

A makeshift drying table on the Langue de Barbarie. This thin peninsula separates the ocean from the final section of the Senegal River. In 2003, a four-metre breach was cut in the peninsula near the city of Saint-Louis to counter possible flooding. However, the breach quickly widened to 800 metres and separated the southern end of the peninsula permanently, effectively transforming it into an island. By January, the breach had widened to 6km

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