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The Great Wall was China’s most solid line of defence during much of its long history, but now, it is unable to resist wind erosion and commercial alienation. Those sections outside people`s focus  gradually disappear due to weather and human activities.

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August 6, 2012, Dajingmen section in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province had a 30 meters serious collapse for heavy rain. In addition to rainfall, another reason is that this section has been out of repair for long years.

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The collapsed section of of Dajingmen Wall in Zhangjiakou City. This section has been long neglected for centuries since its remedy in the Ming Dynasty.

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The existing ruins of the Ming Great Wall were built in the 14th century, west to Jiayuguan, Tiger Mountain, east of Liaodong length of 8851.8 km, the average height of 6-7 meters wide and 4 to 5 meters. The picture shows Ming Great Wall beacon towers in Wuwei City, Gansu Province.

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According to the bureau statistic, about one third of the Great Wall built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) have disappeared. There are two main factors, natural power and human activities,  Natural factors include earthquakes, landslides, wind and rain erosion, human factors include traffic and other construction projects, production and life activities,  inappropriate development and repairs. The picture shows a section of Great Wall  near Yanchi County, Ningxia Province.

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The picture shows November 21, 2003, Hongyukou section of Great Wall was taken out for 14 meters due to road construction.

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In Yulin area, Shaanxi Province, in order to survive, people even directly dig up caves on the Great Wall. Because the soil of the Great Wall is hard, while other areas are mainly sand.

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