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Ningxia, 2007. Workers salvage bricks near a coal burning government-run electrical plant.
East 4th Ring Road
East 4th Ring Road
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More than half of Ulaanbaatar's 1.2 million people live in the ger districts that have formed as ex-herders have given up the nomadic life en masse to pitch their gers on the hills surrounding the city. These districts are little better than shantytowns, lacking running water or proper roads.