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Merak is a city and seaport on the northwestern tip of Java Island in Indonesia. The port and town are named after the Green Peafowl (peacock), which once lived in the region, but is now very rare. In 1883, the original settlement was completely destroyed by 41 m high tsunami generated by the eruption of volcano on Krakatau Island. Today more than 40 petrochemical plants operate near the seaport. Fishing is not allowed near petrochemical plants but local fishermen do not always follow this restriction. The people who actually crew the boats like this on the picture are often poor fishermen who are depending on daily catch even in restricted waters.

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  • Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1261 W: 0 N: 2780] (13198)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-07-20
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-12-07 2:13
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