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China's international rail expansion is booming. But not everything is chugging along smoothly.

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Lahore, Pakistan: A man carries balloons for sale near the banks of the Ravi river

Each cake is about 8 inches in diameter. They are sun dried. Firewood and cow dung cakes are a source of domestic fuel in thousands of rural households in India.

Each cake is about 8 inches in diameter. They are sun dried. Firewood and cow dung cakes are a source of domestic fuel in thousands of rural households in India.

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Unlike traditional paper maps which can be awkward to deal with, the Crumpled City Map can be easily crammed into your pocket, backpack or the carrying pouch provided. without having to worry about refolding it along the original creases.

Treasure Palace  Workers carry pieces of foam up the stairs of the Ordos Museum, which is still under construction.

Treasure Palace Workers carry pieces of foam up the stairs of the Ordos Museum, which is still under construction.

Treasure Palace  Workers carry pieces of foam up the stairs of the Ordos Museum, which is still under construction.

Ordos, China: A Modern Ghost Town Workers carry pieces of foam up the stairs of the Ordos Museum, which is still under construction.

Wealth and Knowledge  A pair of workers tidy up outside the public library. The city boasts the second highest per-capita income, behind to Shanghai but ahead of Beijing.

Ordos, China: A Modern Ghost Town Meant as home for one million people the Kangbashi district remains nearly empty five years after construction began

Though many of the properties in Kangbashi have been sold and a million people were projected to be living in Kangbashi by 2010, the city is still empty.

Ordos modern ghost town photo essays urban Ordos, China: A Modern Ghost Town. Meant as home for one million people, the Kangbashi district remains nearly empty five years after construction began

The Kangbashi district began as a public-works project in Ordos, a wealthy coal-mining town in Inner Mongolia. The area is filled with office towers, administrative centers, government buildings, museums, theaters and sports fields—not to mention acre on acre of subdivisions overflowing with middle-class duplexes and bungalows. The only problem: the district was originally designed to house, support and entertain 1 million people, yet hardly anyone lives there.

Ordos modern ghost town photo essays urban Ordos, China: A Modern Ghost Town. Meant as home for one million people, the Kangbashi district remains nearly empty five years after construction began

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Dharavi How do you see this in the end? Will it be another 3 year project?