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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Restoration of the Great Wall Causes Outrage in China

A villager walks across a restored section of the Great Wall in Suizhong County in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. A villager walks across a restored section of the Great Wall in Suizhong County in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Source: Chinatopix via AP Photo

The Great Wall in China, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is the subject of much discontent after news has spread of botched restoration of a section dating back 700 years. This previously unrestored five-mile stretch, among its most beautiful, has had its towers knocked down and its wall paved over with a mixture of materials, now resembling a smoothed-over bike path.

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