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Macau set to be fastest growing economy

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People walk on a street in a residential district in Macau, Oct. 11. While the boon from the development of the gambling industry over the past decade has helped to improve the general standard of living -- Macau is set to be the world's fastest growing economy this year -- residents say the development of social infrastructure, transport, and welfare is significantly lagging that of the gambling sector.

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Mainland Chinese visitors walk past casinos in Macau, Oct. 10. One third the size of Manhattan, Macau ranks as the most densely populated place in the world. Last year it welcomed 28 million visitors, or more than the population of Australia.

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Drivers and motorcyclists stop in front of a traffic light on Avenida de Horta e Costa, a main street in Macau's residential district, Oct. 11.

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A girl stays at home inside an old block at a poor residential area in northern Macau, near the border checkpoint with the neighbouring city of Zhuhai, Oct. 10.