In this Jan. 15, 2013 photo, seen from the Bell Tower, a 

In this Jan. 15, 2013 photo, seen from the Bell Tower, a crane works on a construction site near the Drum Tower among "hutong" courtyard homes in central Beijing, China. The district government wants to demolish these dwellings, move their occupants to bigger apartments farther from the city center and redevelop a square in 18th century Qing Dynasty fashion. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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In this Jan. 15, 2013 photo, seen from the Bell Tower, a crane works on a construction site near the Drum Tower among "hutong" courtyard homes in central Beijing, China. The district government wants to demolish these dwellings, move their occupants to bigger apartments farther from the city center and redevelop a square in 18th century Qing Dynasty fashion. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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