World’s Abandoned Places

In this Oct. 15, 2014 photo, rusted equipment sits on the floor of an abandoned coal power plant in Lynch, Ky. The community of Lynch, built as a company town in 1917 by U.S. Coal and Coke, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel, was at the time the largest coal camp in the world. It was built to house the many workers mining the coal to be used by U.S. Steel. The population peaked to around 10,000 but has since diminished to roughly 747 according to a 2010 census. The plant now sits abandoned across the street from the old mines that have since been turned into a museum. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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