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Downtown Kuwait city with burning oil wells in the distance after the end of the Gulf War in 1991. More than 700 wells were set ablaze by retreating Iraqi troops creating the largest man-made environmental disaster in history.

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Downtown Kuwait city with burning oil wells in the distance after the end of the Gulf War in 1991. More than 700 wells were set ablaze by retreating Iraqi troops creating the largest man-made environmental disaster in history.