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Photo Gallery: Lakes In the Making
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Photo Gallery: Lakes In the Making

Extreme Makeover The Watery Future of East Germany's Coal Mines

Swathes of land in eastern Germany are undergoing an ambitious facelift: Derelict open-cast mines dating from communist East Germany are being flooded, transforming the area into Europe's biggest artificial lake district. Developers hope it will become a tourist magnet as well. 
Von Jess Smee