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Feb 11, 2015

Port of LA

Port of LA

Pictures of the labor dispute at the ports of LA and Long Beach by Micheal Kelley. Via Imgur.

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Cargo ships have been backed up for weeks on end at the ports of LA and Long Beach amid a labor dispute. Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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The size of these ships blows the mind; many of them are over a thousand feet long. Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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We photographed them from anywhere between 200 and 5,500 feet, and even at this height the enormous size was something else entirely. Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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The haze and setting sun created an ethereal mood to all of the pictures. Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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Cargoes from around the world are backed up right now. Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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At the port itself, a traffic jam of trucks waits to get into load and unload cargo. Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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I've never seen ANYTHING like this, even rush hour at the 405 doesn't look so bad. Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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Colorful and massive, this ship is over 1000 feet from end to end. Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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I love the tetris-like qualities of these ships when viewed from above. Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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From this angle, the scale and size of the city and ships becomes quickly apparent. Picture by Michael Kelley/mpkelley.com

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