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Fire devours an entire block of the Dynasty Wanxin Hotel in Shenyang in northeast China's Liaoning province Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. State media reports say the fire was set off by fireworks to celebrate the Chinese new year and firefighters had trouble dealing with the fire because their fire engines shot water up only 165 feet, while the building was 720 feet tall. (AP Photo)

Fire devours an entire block of the Dynasty Wanxin Hotel in Shenyang in northeast China's Liaoning province Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. State media reports say the fire was set off by fireworks to celebrate the Chinese new year and firefighters had trouble dealing with the fire because their fire engines shot water up only 165 feet, while the building was 720 feet tall. (AP Photo)

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