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Anjali Mandol, 47, a farm labourer, stands in front of her mud hut on Gosaba island, Sundarban, West Bengal, India, on 18th January, 2012. After Typhoon Alia struck the Sundarbans recently, locals still struggle with logged salt water that renders fertile farming land unusable, causing loss of livelihood and many young, like Mandol's son, to leave for the city in search of work. The Sundarban islands and mangroves are sinking, say experts, due to climate change. Locals say they are overwhelmed by tourists' trash that affect the mangroves and sudden changes in weather patterns that have caused such damage that they continue to struggle to recover. One of the islands, once inhabited, has slowly sunk. Photo by Suzanne Lee for The National (online byline: Photo by Szu for The National)