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Anchor graveyard

  The Cemitério das Âncoras (The Anchor Graveyard) on Ilha de Tavira (Algarve, Portugal) holds the remains of large anchors which apparently formed the weights for large nets (the technique of “armações de atum” invented by the Phoenicians). The nearby town of Tavira was historically devoted to tuna fishing before the industry’s declined and collapsed.

Chinese Nail House

  Fighting off developers offering inadequate compensation, home owners Wu Ping and Yang Wu held out against developers for nearly three years in Chongqing, a city of 28 million people in south-western China. The Chinese media to dub it the “dingzihu”, or “nail house”, a play on words referring to trouble makers who stick up …

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