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Old May 12th, 2011, 12:37 AM   #1
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Yinxiu, epicentre of the Sichuan earthquake rebuilt

The 3 minute, 8.0 earthquake killed 70,000 (with another 18,000 missing), and made 10 million homeless 3 years earlier:

2008


http://i.telegraph.co.uk, www.getfatmoney.com

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Much of Yixian was wiped off the map, entirely levelled and crushed by catastrophic landslides.

Yixian:



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Old May 12th, 2011, 12:38 AM   #2
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Yixian 2011



Thanks to Hidden Dragon for posting these:

From Xinhuanet Photo Forum, by 布衣车夫






























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other rebuilt villages

















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Old May 12th, 2011, 09:01 AM   #4
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wow pretty incredible - looks like they didn't go for height this time
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Yep they went for liveability. The people of these towns deserve that.

In microcosm these developments are what China would like to live like in the future, no longer the cookie cutter highrise blocks of the 1990s.
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Amazing.
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