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China's race against Sars
Xiaotangshan, north of Beijing, Sunday, April 27, 2003
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With the capital Beijing short of beds for Sars victims, Communist authorities raced to build a hospital in record time
Xiaotangshan, north of Beijing, Sunday, April 27, 2003
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The quarantine facility was put together north of Beijing, using prefabricated units
Xiaotangshan, north of Beijing, 30 April
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One week after construction began, workers began preparing for the first arrivals
Xiaotangshan, north of Beijing, April 29, 2003
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The unit is designed to keep up to 1,000 people quarantined
Village near Xiaotangshan, north of Beijing, 30 April, 2003
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But villagers living nearby are unhappy, manning barricades to keep outsiders away
Xiaotangshan, north of Beijing, 30 April, 2003
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7,000 workers were assigned to the project, working around the clock
Xiaotangshan, north of Beijing, 30 April 2003
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Medical equipment has been delivered by Chinese army units, who will also be providing most of the staff
Walls around Xiaotangshan, north of Beijing, 1 May, 2003
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Now that the hospital is ready, security is already very tight, with armed guards manning approaches





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