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Last updated on: May 20, 2011 08:58 IST

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A deserted street in the Kangbashi district of the town of Ordos in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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Residential homes line a deserted street in Ordos.

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About 30 km north of Dongsheng is the Kangbashi district of Ordos, which means 'palaces' in the Mongolian language, an area filled with thousands of residential apartments and duplex-style homes, built to house mainly workers for the nearby coal mines just outside the town.

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However, the estimated one million people that were expected to move into or visit the district's now decaying buildings, have yet to appear.

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An advertising mascot stands in front of the unopened Ordos exhibition centre in the Kangbashi district of the town of Ordos in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous.

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A man walks past partly built houses in Ordos in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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Ordos has many large office towers, administrative centres, government buildings, museums, theatres, school playing fields and exhibition centres.

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Gardeners take a break in front of the unopened Ordos Opera House in the Kangbashi district of the town of Ordos in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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A police car stands parked on a deserted street in front of administrative and residential buildings in the town of Ordos.

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A busy street in seen in Dongsheng in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. About 30 km north of Dongsheng is the Kangbashi district of Ordos, which is today a ghost town.

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A cleaner walks towards his cart down the stairs in front of the unopened Ordos exhibition centre.

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Newly planted trees line a new street in front of residential buildings under construction in the Kangbashi district of the town of Ordos, located around 30 kilometres south of the city of Dongsheng in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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Men push a cart along a busy main street in the city of Dongsheng, just 30 km from Ordos, in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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A billboard surrounds an area set aside for new residential buildings in the Kangbashi district of the town of Ordos.

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A busy street in seen in Dongsheng in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. While Dongsheg is thriving, Ordos which is barely 30 km away, continues to be in a state of disrepair and has turned into a ghost town.

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