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Amazing Photos of a Bike-Sharing Graveyard

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It looks like a magic eye picture, but look closely and you can make out thousands and thousands of bike frames. 

Around 84,000 bicycles have been left here at the field in Hangzhou, in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province.

They belonged to bike sharing businesses which are growing in popularity around China, but have been abandoned.

Lazy cyclists often just dump the bikes when they no longer need them.

And the companies have been slow to come and pick them up as well, leaving them to rust to avoid the hassle of reclaiming them.

The ‘graveyard’ of bikes comes from police rounding up thousands and thousands of bikes and storing them.

It’s not clear what will happen to them now – the Chinese government is considering how to regulate the industry to prevent it happening.

The sprawling acres of rubbish underline how much waste humans create.

But they also form something beautiful, with the photos compared to Impressionist or Surrealist paintings.

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