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Dhaka, Bangladesh - February 10, 2012: On the busy Dhaka - Chittagong road along the ship breaking yards in Sitakunda town, hundreds of little shops are selling marine items dismantled from ships.
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On the busy Dhaka - Chittagong road along the ship breaking yards in Sitakunda town, hundreds of little shops are selling marine items dismantled from ships.

The ship breaking industry is the country's main source of iron and steel. Private re-rolling mills and steel mills melt the scrap pieces dismantled from ships to produce mild steel rods, bars and angles. Bangladesh's unique geography is also another reason why ageing ships are taken to its beaches. The unique tide pattern makes it easy to ground the ships during occasional tides.
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