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Abandoned places: the worlds we've left behind – in pictures

City Hall station, New York City Designed as a showpiece for New York’s new subway system, City Hall station (towards the southern tip of Manhattan) opened in 1904. It’s an elegant structure in Romanesque revival style with skylights, coloured glass and brass chandeliers, but because of its tightly curved platform longer subway carriages were unable to stop there. It was always a quiet station, and passenger services were discontinued in 1945.

Africa | Tuareg chief, Hamadaba Muhammad of Mali displays 3 brass headband ornaments 'tcherot' on his tagelmoust/desert veil. Arabic inscriptions on the ornaments quote passages from the Koran. With chronic scarcity of water, some Tuareg veils must have the indigo dye pounded rather an soaked into the cloth. Either way the dye rubs off on the wearer. | © National Geographic, Nov. 1984. Article 'Africa Adorned'. Text & Photos Angela Fisher.