Workers renovate palaces in the 600-year-old Forbidden City, once home to Chinese emperors, and also called the Palace Museum. The museum curator suspended renovation work for about a year to improve the methodology. Photo: AFP

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Workers renovate palaces in the 600-year-old Forbidden City, once home to Chinese emperors, and also called the Palace Museum. The museum curator suspended renovation work for about a year to improve the methodology. Photo: AFP
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