Magazine

May 10, 2016

As million-dollar condominiums grow around them, residents of the ramshackle but valuable Guangfuli neighborhood in Shanghai refuse to leave their homes as the local authority seeks to clear the land for new construction. More nail houses in this gallery.

Shanghai’s nail neighborhood
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A man surnamed Zeng looks into the camera as he sits on his bed, in Guangfuli neighbourhood in Shanghai, China, April 18, 2016. Zeng, 89, lives alone and keeps all his belongings within reach on his bed as he has difficulty walking. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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