Photo Gallery: 'Sand Is Rarer than One Thinks'
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Photo Gallery: 'Sand Is Rarer than One Thinks'

The Sand Thieves World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom

Sand is becoming so scarce that stealing it has become an attractive business model. With residential towers rising ever higher and development continuing apace in Asia and Africa, demand for the finite resource is insatiable.
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