End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

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Broken windows are seen covered with wood planks at the the world’s tallest slum, a half-built skyscraper that was abandoned in the 1990s and was transformed by squatters into a vertical ghetto, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Tuesday saw the beginning of the end for one of Caracas' strangest landmarks. Officials and armed soldiers began moving out the first of thousands of squatters who have lived for nearly a decade in a soaring, half-built skyscraper in the heart of Caracas. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday, July 22, 2014, as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David. (AP)

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