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Apr 12, 2015

Again a "nail house" in China, the last building in the area. This one is in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. According to local media, the owner of the house didn't reach an agreement with the local authority about compensation of the demolition. A common thing in China, therefor a lot more of this so called nail houses in this gallery.

Only in China: Last House Standing
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A "nail house", the last house in this area, stands on the square in front of a shopping mall in Changsha, central China's Hunan province November 13, 2007. "Nail houses" refer to houses whose owners have stuck to their ground and resisted demolition, holding up development projects in the world's fastest-growing major economy. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters/REUTERS

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