Photos show Guantanamo Bay’s Camp X-Ray overrun by nature

Months after the attacks on the World Trade Center, a temporary detention center in Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay was housing dozens of suspected terrorists. Known as Camp X-Ray, this place was once a heavily guarded place where detainees were given just two mats, a copy of the Koran and prayer cap, plus basic hygiene products—all cramped into their 8-by-8-foot cells.

In this collection of photos from Tim Mak, he takes us back to the scene of Camp X-ray (now abandoned) with extraordinary and somewhat haunting photographs of what the site has now become—an overgrown and forgotten wasteland.

Via Washington Examiner

over growth of prison yard
wooden tables and chair
fences around terrorist camp
nurses station through wire
abandon prison holding

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