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Fire burns down ancient town in China's Shangri-la county (1/4)

2014-01-13 09:01 Xinhua Web Editor:Wang YuXia

A man stands on a damaged house burnt during a fire at the Dukezong Ancient Town of Shangri-la, a resort county in southwest China's Yunnan Province, Jan. 12, 2014. More than 240 houses were damaged by the fire that started in the early hours of Saturday. The fire has been extinguished and no casualties have been reported as of Jan.12. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Dukezong, meaning "town of the moon", was built 1,300 years ago and is one of the most renowned resorts in Shangri-la, known for its well-preserved ancient Tibetan dwellings. (Xinhua/Ji Zhepeng) 

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