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Published November 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

Eroding Village


In this 2006 photo provided by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, wooden boards connect houses in Newtok, Alaska. The flood-prone village of Newtok near Alaska's storm-battered coast is running out of time as coastal erosion creeps ever closer to the Yup'ik Eskimo community. As residents wait for a new village to be built on higher ground nine miles away, a dispute over who is in charge has led to a rare intervention by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which ruled that the sitting tribal council no longer represents the community of 350 as far as the agency is concerned. (AP Photo/State of Alaska)
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