In this photo taken on Dec. 26, 2012, tourists walk past the Hutong houses near the historical Drum and Bell Tower, right in the background, in Beijing. The district government wants to demolish the scuffed courtyard homes, move their occupants to bigger apartments farther from the city center and redevelop a square in 18th century Qing Dynasty fashion. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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In this photo taken on Dec. 26, 2012, tourists walk past the Hutong houses near the historical Drum and Bell Tower, right in the background, in Beijing. The district government wants to demolish the scuffed courtyard homes, move their occupants to bigger apartments farther from the city center and redevelop a square in 18th century Qing Dynasty fashion. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
In this photo taken on Dec. 26, 2012, tourists walk past the Hutong houses near the historical Drum and Bell Tower, right in the background, in Beijing. The district government wants to demolish the scuffed courtyard homes, move their occupants to bigger apartments farther from the city center and redevelop a square in 18th century Qing Dynasty fashion. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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