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Durrat Al-Bahrain is a collection of 15 artificial islands, built in the Persian Gulf off the southern coast of Bahrain. Construction of the 5-square-kilometer (2-square-mile) site began in 2004 and has cost more than $6 billion to date. Some of the islands still remain uninhabited.

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