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Inside a beautiful, overgrown, abandoned Chinese town

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Once a thriving fishing community, the town of Houtouwan on Shengshan Island in China's eastern Zhejiang province now sits abandoned. Its brick homes scattered across the hilly landscape are covered in a lush layer of green. Photographer Johannes Eisele of Agence France-Presse visited the tourist town last week. Here’s a look.

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JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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