From Afghanistan to Eritrea and Kuwait to Laos, many regions play host to these mechanical reminders of war: huge cemeteries filled with decaying tanks, witnessing the slow destruction of machines that have outlived their own destructive purposes.

Environmental Graffiti has collected photos of these tank graveyards from around the world. Be sure to check out their site for even more images of post-war decay. [via Presurfer]

Top photo taken in Afghanistan by Kenny Holston.

Photos from Kuwait, taken by John Out and About

Photo from Asmara, Eritrea, by ghhart2000

Photo from Camp Taji, Iraq, by Colonel Killgore