A photo taken on August 18, 2012 shows ongoing construction in the inner Mongolian city of Ordos. Miss China won the coveted title of Miss World on August 18, triumphing on home soil during a glitzy final held in a mining city on the edge of the Gobi desert. The city has grown rich over the past decade on the back of a coal mining boom that has transformed it from a sandstorm-afflicted backwater into one of the wealthiest places in China. The boom triggered a frenzy of building in the city, but the local government has struggled to fill the vast tower blocks that sprung up, earning it the title of China’s biggest ghost town. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/GettyImages)
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