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A building "boom" in China

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An old 80 metre high office building of Kunming municipal government is demolished in directional blasting on Dec. 25, in Kunming, Yunnan Province of China.

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Dust rises as an old office building of Kunming municipal government is demolished in directional blasting on Dec. 25, in Kunming, Yunnan Province of China. The area will become a business center after directional blasting.

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People walk past the debris after an old office building of Kunming municipal government was demolished in directional blasting on Dec. 25, in Kunming, Yunnan Province of China.