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Noise and the City: Hong Kong's Struggle for Quiet

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AFP (July 10, 2013) — With its pounding construction sites and constant roar of traffic, Hong Kong is a cacophony of noise. Experts and residents are calling on authorities to keep a lid on the din for the sake of public health.
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