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Destroying Old Kashgar, Xinjiang

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Demolishing-Ka...

 

The International Scientific Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage has expressed concern over the demolition and reconstruction of historic buildings. By May 2012 two-thirds of the old city had been demolished, fulfilling "political as well as economic goals." (Wikipedia)

 

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Taken on July 28, 2012