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May 9, 2017

London’s dark river and its secrets

London’s dark river and its secrets

Over three months, photographer Stefan Wermuth walked along the banks of the Thames, photographing the river and the abandoned objects exposed by the receding tide.

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A dead bird lies next to a rose on the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain January 23, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Traffic cones are seen on the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain January 19, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Seaweed is seen on the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain January 23, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Light is reflected from a wet wall along the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain February 27, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Water runs out of a bridge pillar along the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain January 23, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A drawing of a face is seen on a wall along the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain February 24, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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An umbrella is seen on the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain March 2, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Material is seen on the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain February 27, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A water drop lands in a puddle on the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain March 3, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A water drop hangs on a stalactite along the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain February 24, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Stalactites are seen along the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain February 24, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Raindrops fall into the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain February 27, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Stones are seen on the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain January 23, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A wooden stick is seen on the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain January 23, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Wooden props are seen on the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain March 9, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Water trails are seen on the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain February 24, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Bricks covered in mud are seen on the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain February 27, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Seaweed is seen on the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain February 24, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Sand is seen on the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain February 24, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Rust is seen along the bank of the River Thames during low tide in London, Britain February 24, 2017. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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