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Senegal | WH-listed Island of Saint-Louis, bastion of French Colonial architecture, falling into sea

SAINT-LOUIS, Senegal — Houses on the shore seem to have been ripped open by a giant claw. The corner of an abandoned school is gutted, leaving what looks like a gigantic bite mark. All that is left of a nearby mosque is a flattened pile of concrete blocks and twisted iron rods. The culprit behind this destruction in Saint-Louis, on the northern edge of Senegal’s Atlantic Coast, is not some mythical sea monster, but the ocean itself. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/world/africa/senegal-erosion-fisherman.html

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