Coke gas pipe and suburban housing

Coke gas pipe and suburban housing

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Caption: Coke gas pipe. Large pipe for coke gas that has been erected close to a row of miners' houses in Charleroi, Belgium. This was once a prosperous town due to the reserves of coal and metal ores. After these became depleted, and with industry becoming globalised, the area has declined.

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