A man stands in a building earmarked for demolition in the Mathare neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya’s authorities tore down a badly built residential block in the poor Nairobi district on Tuesday, one of more than 250 shoddy buildings that could now face demolition after a six-story structure collapsed this month killing 51 people.
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A man carries his children as they leave their shanty during a demolition of a squatters’ area on Monday in Quezon City in the Philippines. Dozens were hurt during clashes triggered by the demolition of the settlement.
A man rides his bicycle past a partially demolished building in the middle of a street next to residential construction sites in Xi’an, China. A family of seven still lived in the three-storey building without electricity or water after a demolition project in the region took place in 2010.
Zheng walks towards her partially demolished nail house in Jiangsu province, China.