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    A villager wearing a mask walks through the “urban village” on May 14 before demolition begins. Photo: IC Photo
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Gallery: Over 14,000 Evicted for New Train Station

To make way for a new high-speed rail station in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, a so-called “urban village” home to more than 14,000 people will be demolished in three phases

05.15.2019
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An aerial photo shows part of the “urban village” to be demolished in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, on May 9. The first phase of demolition will involve the eviction of 1,266 households, or 4,057 people. Photo: IC Photo
A villager wearing a mask walks through the “urban village” on May 14 before demolition begins. Photo: IC Photo
Information about the upcoming demolition written on the village of a home. Photo: IC Photo
A local government worker writes “demolish” on the side of a home on May 14. Photo: IC Photo
Residents whose homes are about to be demolished hand over documents related to their property to local government staff on May 14. Photo: IC Photo

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Gallery: Over 14,000 Evicted for New Train Station