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    China Demolishes House

    This picture taken on November 22, 2012 shows a half-demolished apartment building standing in the middle of a newly-built road thanks to a Chinese couple that refused to move in Wenling, in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Luo Baogen, 67, and his 65-year-old wife have waged a four-year battle to receive more than the 41,300 USD compensation offered by the local government of Daxi, a Chinese newspaper said.  The phenomenon is called a "nail house" in China, as such buildings stick out and are difficult to remove, like a stubborn nail.       CHINA OUT     AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    No good meme goes unpunished. A large home that had become a new symbol of Chinese resistance to the government has been demolished. The five-story house, which was owned by a duck farmer and his wife, is the subject of a photo circulated widely on the Internet, showing the building standing alone in the middle of a freeway. The owners had refused to let authorities bulldoze it, citing unfair compensation. However, they apparently changed their minds after an offer of 260,000 yuan (more than $41,000), and Facebook users will have to move on.

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