The Bonn Center topples during a controlled demolition in Bonn, Germany. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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A dike between two lakes is seen under demolition in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, July 2016. China Daily/via more
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Old residential buildings are demolished with controlled blasting in Chongqing municipality, China, June 2015.more
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A view shows Worker's Cultural Palace during demolition by explosives in Kunming, Yunnan province, China, Septmore
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