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Tallah Bridge is seen closed for demolition work due to its poor condition, in Kolkata.

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A view of Golden Kayaloram apartment, built in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone norms in Maradu Municipality, being demolished using controlled implosion, in Kochi.

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A view of Jain Coral Cove apartment, built in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone norms in Maradu Municipality, being demolished using controlled implosion, in Kochi.

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A view of Jain Coral Cove apartment, built in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone norms in Maradu Municipality, being demolished using controlled implosion, in Kochi.

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A view of Holy Faith H20, a water-front complex, being demolished using controlled implosion at Maradu in Kochi. The Holy Faith along with the twin towers of Alfa Serene apartments were demolished complying with the orders of the Apex Court which held the structures to be illegal as they had been built in violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone norms.

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A view of Holy Faith H20, a water-front complex, being demolished using controlled implosion at Maradu in Kochi. The Holy Faith along with the twin towers of Alfa Serene apartments were demolished complying with the orders of the Apex Court which held the structures to be illegal as they had been built in violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone norms.

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A view of high rise Alfa Serene apartment which is set to be demolished, after it was found to be built in violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone norms, at Maradu in Kochi.

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Demolition drive of illegal construction underway at Diva, in Thane.

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Occupants gather near the debris of their demolished house after an anti-encroachment drive outside the Jammu Airport, in Jammu.

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Four cooling towers at the record-breaking Ferrybridge Power Station collapse during their demolition by controlled explosion, in Ferrybridge C, in West Yorkshire, England.

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A view of the facade of Dutch-era Record Room of Patna Collectorate, which featured in the Oscar-winning film 'Gandhi', in Patna. The High Court recently stayed the proposed demolition of the building until further order.

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Rescuers search for victims after a budget hotel which is undergoing demolition, collapsed in Manila, Philippines. Rescue efforts are still ongoing to free another victim after one of the workers was retrieve after almost six hours following the incident, according to Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso.

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Metro workers demolish a damaged house, after evacuating residents in Bowbazar area, where several houses have been damaged owing to tunnel boring for East-West Metro corridor in Kolkata.

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Metro workers demolish parts of a damaged house, after evacuating residents in Bowbazar area, where several houses have been damaged owing to tunnel boring for East-West Metro corridor in Kolkata.

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Indore Municipal Corporation workers demolish old building at cloth market for execution of Smart City Project, in Indore.

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Members of Ahirwar Community take part in protest rally against the demolition of a Sant Ravidas temple in New Delhi, in Bhopal

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A burnt motorcycle is seen during the Bhim Army rally to protest against the demolishment of Ravidas Mandir in Tughlakabad on the orders of the Supreme Court, near Ravidas Chowk in New Delhi.

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Police personnel baton charge activists of Bhim Army during a rally to protest against the demolishment of Ravidas Mandir in Tughlakabad on the orders of the Supreme Court, near Ravidas Chowk in New Delhi.

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Vehicles damaged during the Bhim Army rally to protest against the demolishment of Ravidas Mandir in Tughlakabad on the orders of the Supreme Court, near Ravidas Chowk in New Delhi.

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Members of Bhim Army during a rally to protest against the demolishment of Ravidas Mandir in Tughlakabad on the orders of the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.

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Members of Bhim Army during a rally to protest against the demolishment of Ravidas Mandir in Tughlakabad on the orders of the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.

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Municipal Corporation of Patna (MCP) workers and police personnel demolish an illegal encroachment near Patna junction area, in Patna.

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A worker uses an earth mover to demolish unauthorised structures in the vicinity of Jagannath temple, in Puri

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The cooling towers at the disused coal-fired Didcot power station in Oxfordshire, England are demolished. Demolition work began on the remains of the coal-fired power station where four workers were killed when it collapsed several years ago.

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Rampur district administration official stands near the demolished boundary wall of Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan's luxury resort, in Rampur.

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Members of Guru Ravidas Sabha block the Tawi Bridge during a protest rally against the demolishment of Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi, in Jammu. The centuries-old temple in New Delhi’s Tughlakabad area was demolished on the directions of the Supreme Court.

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Israeli forces blow up a building in a Palestinian village of Sur Baher, east Jerusalem. Israeli work crews have begun demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood. Demolitions cap a years-long legal battle over the buildings, which straddle the city and the occupied West Bank.

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Israeli forces destroy a building in a Palestinian village of Sur Baher, east Jerusalem. Israeli work crews have begun demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood. Monday's demolitions cap a years-long legal battle over the buildings, which straddle the city and the occupied West Bank.

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Demolition of Praja Vedika

Workers carry out demolition of Praja Vedika, a convention hall in Amaravati built by the previous Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government on the embankment of the river Krishna, in Guntur district. The hall is being razed after Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy's order.

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Martin Tower, former world headquarters of Bethlehem Steel, implodes in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Crowds gathered to watch the demolition of the area's tallest building, a 21-story monolith that opened at the height of Bethlehem Steel's power and profitability but had stood vacant for a dozen years after America's second-largest steelmaker went out of business.

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A view of Nirav Modi's demolished bungalow, in Alibaug town near Mumbai. Fugitive diamond merchant Modi’s seaside bungalow was demolished with explosives.

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A section of the old Tappan Zee Bridge is brought down with explosives in this view from Tarrytown, New York.

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Peruvian authorities demolish a Shining Path mausoleum in a cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Peruvian authorities destroyed the mausoleum where eight Shining Path prisoners were killed in a massacre that took place in a prison more than three decades ago. They relocated the remains to a cemetery in a neighborhood in the northern part of the capital.

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A view of the historic Anjuman Islamia Hall after its demolition began to make way for a high-rise complex, in Patna.

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A view of the facade of the historic Anjuman Islamia Hall in Patna. Demolition of the building of 133-year-old institution began to make way for a high-rise complex.

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GMC workers demolish Lal Singh Mansion which was marked 'unsafe' by officials as it posed threat to life and property, in Guwahati.

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The razing of Babri Masjid, Dec 6, ’92

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Demolition of Majherhat Bridge in progress in Kolkata. The West Bengal CM has ordered for the demolition of Majerhat Bridge to build a new one after a section of the bridge collapsed on September 4, 2018.

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Jammu Development Authority demolishes illegal construction near the bank of Tawi river at Sidhra, in Jammu.

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Authorities carry out a demolition drive against illegal encroachments in Bhati village of south Delhi.

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Walls of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's studio collapse during demolition in Beijing. The frequent government critic says on his Instagram account the demolition began Friday without prior notice and posted videos of an excavator smashing the windows of his "Zuoyou" studio.

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A view of Purani Mandi market where an anti-encroachment drive was carried out by Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), in Jammu.

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BMC employees demolish the dilapidated portion of historical Shaukat Mahal, in Bhopal.

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A partially-built suspension bridge is demolished by engineers in Chirajara, Colombia. One part of the bridge collapsed in January during its construction, killing at least nine workers.

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Palestinians surround a bulldozer in Khan al-Ahmar. Israeli police scuffled with with activists protesting the planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar.

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Palestinians youths watch as an Israeli bulldozer flattens earth in the West Bank Bedouin hamlet of Khan al-Ahmar. Israeli police scuffled with with activists protesting the planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar.

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Palestinians protesting the planned demolition of the West Bank hamlet of Khan al-Ahmar scuffle with Israeli police officers. Israel says the structures were illegally built and pose a threat to residents because of their proximity to a highway. Critics say it is nearly impossible to get building permits, and that the residents are being removed to clear the way for Jewish settlements.

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Municipal Corporation workers demolish the illegal structure at Laxmi Nagar market, in New Delhi.

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People evacuate with their belongings as a demolition drive carried out to clear the way for Northern Peripheral Road (Dwarka-Gurugram expressway), in Gurugram.

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Authorities carry out a demolition drive to clear the way for Northern Peripheral Road (Dwarka-Gurugram expressway), in Gurugram.

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Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) workers and Delhi police personnel demolish an encroachment in old Rajender Nagar area in New Delhi.

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A dilapidated overhead water tank is brought down using dynamites by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) town administration, at BHEL Township, in Bhopal.

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Illegal encroachments ransacked as a part of MCD drive in Laxmi Nagar in East Delhi.

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Authorites demolish an illegally built office in Agartala. With order from the state administration many number of offices of political parties and their affiliated trade unions which were illegally built on government land were bulldozed.

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Demolition of unauthorised construction under progress at Kasauli in Solan district.

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The 28-story Capital Plaza Tower falls during a controlled demolition in Frankfort, Kentucky. Built in 1972, the former state government office building was demolished to make way for a new five-story building and parking garage.

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The Spiritual University from where many girls were rescued recently, being demolished at Rohini in New Delhi. The girls and women were allegedly kept in illegal confinement at the university in the name of preaching.

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Police look on during a demolition drive to remove an encroachment blocking an underpass and flyover near Rajiv Chowk in Gurugram.

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An excavator demolishes the church in Immerath, Germany. The building is a landmark in the region and is colloquially known as 'Immerath cathedral' due to its impressive appearance. The village has to give way to the surface mining Garzweiler.

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Excavators start with the demolition of a church in Immerath, Germany. The surface mining operator RWE Power announced to begin the demolition works of the former church in the morning. The building is a landmark in the region and is colloquially known as 'Immerath Cathedral' due to its impressive appearance. The village has to give way to the surface mining Garzweiler.

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Forest department elephants being used to demolish illegal structures during the second day of the eviction drive at Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary at Panjabari in Guwahati.

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A bull-dozer demolishing illegal structures during the second day of the eviction drive at Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary at Panjabari in Guwahati.

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Police stop slum dwellers who had blocked a road in protest against the demolition of a slum in Bhubaneswar.

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An excavator gets ready to destroy a swastika made from concrete next to a sports ground at the Hein Kling Stadium in the district of Billstedt in Hamburg, Germany. During construction works for new locker rooms at the sports ground in Hamburg, a giant swastika (in German: 'Hakenkreuz') was found by an excavator driver. The swastika measures four times four meter and once served as the foundation for a Nazi monument.

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A dust cloud engulfs the Mercedes-Benz Stadium following the implosion of the Georgia Dome, which was next door to the stadium, in Atlanta. The Dome was the home of the Atlanta Falcons, hosted Super Bowls and the 1996 Summer Olympic Games among other sporting events.

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The Georgia Dome is destroyed in a scheduled implosion next to its replacement the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, left, in Atlanta. AP Photo/Mike Stewart

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The Georgia Dome is destroyed in a scheduled implosion next to its replacement the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, right, in Atlanta. The dome was not only the former home of the Atlanta Falcons but also the site of two Super Bowls, 1996 Olympics Games events and NCAA basketball tournaments among other major events.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visits Kathputli Colony, where the Delhi Development Authority carried out demolition work recently, in New Delhi.

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Municipal Corporation workers carrying out demolition work at Bandra Garib Nagar in Mumbai.

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Delhi Development Authority buldozers carrying out demolition work at Kathputli Colony, in New Delhi.

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The former Mueritz Hotel is reduced to rubble in a controlled explosion in Klink, Germany.

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The Bulldozers of Jaipur Development Authority 'JDA' demolishing illegal construction between Gopalpura to Gujjar ki Thadi road, in Jaipur.

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An elephant arrives to help demolish houses during an eviction drive inside Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Gauhati.

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An elephant knocks down a house during an eviction drive inside Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Gauhati. A five-day eviction drive has begun to clear the sanctuary of hundreds of houses that have illegally encroached the area.

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VHP protest against the demolition of Ram temple at Delhi-Meerut highway, in New Delhi.

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CIDCO and NMMC carry out demolition of illegal structures at Vashi in Mumbai.

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Remains of the iconic Hall of Nations structure at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi. Authorities on Sunday night demolished the Hall of Industries and Hall of Nations buildings, constructed in 1972, for setting up of a 'world-class' exhibition centre.

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Remains of the iconic Hall of Nations structure at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi. Authorities on Sunday night demolished the Hall of Industries and Hall of Nations buildings, constructed in 1972, for setting up of a 'world-class' exhibition centre.

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Remains of the iconic Hall of Nations structure at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi. Authorities on Sunday night demolished the Hall of Industries and Hall of Nations buildings, constructed in 1972, for setting up of a 'world-class' exhibition centre.

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Workers dismantle the Liberty Place monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government, in New Orleans. It was removed overnight in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay.

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Remains of the iconic Hall of Nations structure at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Authorities on Sunday night demolished the Hall of Industries and Hall of Nations buildings, constructed in 1972, for setting up of a 'world-class' exhibition centre.

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Remains of the iconic Hall of Nations structure at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Authorities on Sunday night demolished the Hall of Industries and Hall of Nations buildings, constructed in 1972, for setting up of a 'world-class' exhibition centre.

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Remains of the iconic Hall of Nations structure at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Authorities on Sunday night demolished the Hall of Industries and Hall of Nations buildings, constructed in 1972, for setting up of a 'world-class' exhibition centre.

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NDMC workers removing the illegal tents and banners of protesters at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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NDMC workers removing the illegal tents and banners of protesters at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) Squad demolishing historical dilapidated `Bhoot Bungalow, in Bhopal.

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Residents salvage objects from houses demolished by government officials in Otodo-Gbame waterfront in Lagos Nigeria. Rights groups say thousands of people are fleeing a Nigeria slum as security forces use gunfire and tear gas to make way for demolitions in defiance of a recent court order.

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Police along with District Administration carrying out demolition of illegal housing and structures at Marabhoroli in Tezpur, Assam.

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A settler reacts as police evict settlers from the West Bank outpost of Amona.

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A Bedouin woman sit on demolished structure of a house in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, near the southern city of Beersheba, Israel. As protesters were demonstrating against the court-ordered demolition, an Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel, police said. Local residents, however, accused the police of using excessive force and said the man lost control of his vehicle after he was shot.

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An Israeli Arab boy walks on the rubble of demolished house in Kalansua, Israel. Israeli Arab leaders have called for a general strike in all their towns and villages in response to the demolition of 11 homes without proper permits by Israeli authorities. Lawmaker Yousef Jabareen said the demolition in the central city of Kalansua was "unprecedented" and vowed to fight further measures. He said the source of the problem were longstanding barriers placed by the state that prevent Arabs from acquiring proper building permits.

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An illegal chawl being demolishied by the CIDCO workers at Ghansoli in Navi Mumbai.

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Workers with JCB starts to demolish the bridge (fly over) at Chatrapati nagar due to Metro project in Nagpur of Maharashtra.

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