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<p>A crowd watch as the building that housed the soon-to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental hotel burns after it caught on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray</p>

A crowd watch as the building that housed the soon-to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental hotel burns after it caught on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

A crowd watch as the building that housed the soon-to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental hotel burns after it caught on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>A crowd watch as the building that housed the soon-to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental hotel explodes after it caught on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray</p>

A crowd watch as the building that housed the soon-to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental hotel explodes after it caught on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

A crowd watch as the building that housed the soon-to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental hotel explodes after it caught on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>A building located next to the construction site of the new China Central Television is seen on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily</p>

A building located next to the construction site of the new China Central Television is seen on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

A building located next to the construction site of the new China Central Television is seen on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>A general view shows the soon to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel (R) which caught on fire next to the CCTV building in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee</p>

A general view shows the soon to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel (R) which caught on fire next to the CCTV building in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A general view shows the soon to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel (R) which caught on fire next to the CCTV building in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>Crowd watch as the building that housed the to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel explodes after it caught on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Alfred Cheng Jin</p>

Crowd watch as the building that housed the to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel explodes after it caught on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Alfred Cheng Jin

Crowd watch as the building that housed the to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel explodes after it caught on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Alfred Cheng Jin

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<p>A building located next to the construction site of the new China Central Television is seen on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily</p>

A building located next to the construction site of the new China Central Television is seen on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

A building located next to the construction site of the new China Central Television is seen on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>A crowd watch as the building that housed the to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel explodes after it caught on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray</p>

A crowd watch as the building that housed the to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel explodes after it caught on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

A crowd watch as the building that housed the to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel explodes after it caught on fire in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Fire razes the soon to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee</p>

Fire razes the soon to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Fire razes the soon to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>A man takes a photo of the building that housed the soon to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel (L) as it burns next to the CCTV tower, that is still under construction, in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray</p>

A man takes a photo of the building that housed the soon to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel (L) as it burns next to the CCTV tower, that is still under construction, in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

A man takes a photo of the building that housed the soon to-be-opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel (L) as it burns next to the CCTV tower, that is still under construction, in Beijing, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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