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Families live in a shipping container!

Last updated on: March 15, 2013 08:12 IST

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Families can opt to live in a shipping container in Shanghai, China's financial hub.

The containers, which house different families, were set up by the landlord, who charges a rent of 500 yuan ($ 80) per month for each container. 

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Image: People stand outside shipping containers serving as their accommodation, as a car passes through a street, in Shanghai.
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People stand outside shipping containers serving as their accommodation, in Shanghai. 

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A child stands at the door of a shipping container serving as his accommodation, in Shanghai. 

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A mother and her child are seen inside a shipping container serving as their accommodation, in Shanghai.

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A child holds her toy as she stands outside shipping containers serving as her accommodation, in Shanghai. 

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A child does homework inside a shipping container serving as his accommodation, in Shanghai. 

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A mother and her child eat dinner outside shipping containers which serve as their accommodation, in Shanghai. The words on the gate read as "scrap metal recovery". 

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A woman cooks outside shipping containers which serve as her accommodation, in Shanghai. 


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