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Shanghai 11.15 Jing An Fire Memorials, City Residents Mourn

A woman prays for victims killed in an apartment block blaze, at the entrance of the building, in Shanghai November 17, 2010. China has launched a nationwide crackdown on fire risks after an apartment block blaze in Shanghai that killed at least 53 people, warning officials they could be held responsible. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER)

From Tudou:

After the Shanghai Teachers Apartment fire, city residents turn out to mourn

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From KDS:

Photographs from a memorial service held at Jiaozhou Road and Yuyao Road where an apartment building had burned down on November 15th.

Scenes from a memorial service held at Jiaozhou Road and Yuyao Road where an apartment building had burned down on November 15th.

Photographs from a memorial service held at Jiaozhou Road and Yuyao Road where an apartment building had burned down on November 15th.

Scenes from a memorial service held at Jiaozhou Road and Yuyao Road where an apartment building had burned down on November 15th.

Wreaths placed in front of the Jiaozhou Lu teachers apartment complex that burned down.

Flowers placed at the site of the large fire in Shanghai's Jing An district where over 50 people have died.

Photographs from a memorial service held at Jiaozhou Road and Yuyao Road where an apartment building had burned down on November 15th.

A crowd of city residents at a memorial service for the 11.15 building fire disaster in Shanghai.

Crowds of Shanghai city residents gathering at the site of the deadly 11.15 fire that killed over 50 people.

Scenes from a memorial service held at Jiaozhou Road and Yuyao Road where an apartment building had burned down on November 15th.

Crowds and flowers gather at the 11.15 Shanghai fire disaster memorial service.

Crowds at a memorial service at the scene of the building fire in Shanghai.

The burnt building outlined against the late evening sky in Shanghai.

A sign that urges strength for Shanghai.

From KDS:

A woman mourns for victims killed in an apartment block blaze, at the entrance of the building, in Shanghai November 17, 2010. China has launched a nationwide crackdown on fire risks after an apartment block blaze in Shanghai that killed at least 53 people, warning officials they could be held responsible. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY)

People react as they look on at the entrance of a burnt apartment block in Shanghai November 17, 2010. China has launched a nationwide crackdown on fire risks after an apartment block blaze in Shanghai that killed at least 53 people, warning officials they could be held responsible. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY)

A mourner prays for victims killed in an apartment block blaze, at the entrance of the building, in Shanghai November 17, 2010. China has launched a nationwide crackdown on fire risks after an apartment block blaze in Shanghai that killed at least 53 people, warning officials they could be held responsible.  REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY)

A man mourns for the victims killed in an apartment block blaze, at the entrance of the building, in Shanghai November 17, 2010. China has launched a  nationwide crackdown on fire risks after the incident that killed at least 53 people, warning officials they could be held responsible. REUTERS/Aly Song(CHINA - Tags: DISASTER IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A Chinese police holds a bouquet of flowers which was sent by a resident to place at the scene of the huge fire which engulfed a high-rise in Shanghai on November 16, 2010, after construction scaffolding surrounding the building initially caught fire, spreading to the building itself. Shanghai residents voiced anger on over the fire that killed at least 53 people in the latest deadly incident to raise concern over lax safety standards in China.  CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Relatives burn the belongings of their relatives who were killed in the apartment fire in Shanghai, November 16, 2010. Chinese police held eight suspects on Tuesday after a Shanghai apartment fire that killed at least 53 people was blamed on unlicensed welding, in a jolt for the growing number of people who live in high-rises in China. REUTERS/Aly Song(CHINA - Tags: DISASTER)

This photo taken on November 17, 2010 shows flowers and offerings (burning) at an entrance gate to a high-rise where 53 people died on November 15 in a fire in Shanghai. China on November 17 ordered a nationwide overhaul of fire-control measures after the blaze at the Shanghai high-rise killed 53 people and highlighted the country's chronic problem with lax safety enforcement.    CHINA OUT   AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman weeps as she looks at the entrance of a burnt apartment block in Shanghai November 18, 2010. Lax supervision was behind a fire that killed 53 people in a Shanghai apartment building this week, the country's top safety official said on Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency reported. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA)

This photo taken on November 16, 2010 shows residents who lost their homes in a huge high-rise fire on November 15 in Shanghai resting at a gymnasium. China on November 17 has ordered a nationwide overhaul of fire-control measures after the blaze killed 53 people and highlighted the country's chronic problem with lax safety enforcement.   CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman prays for victims killed in an apartment block blaze, at the entrance of the building, in Shanghai November 17, 2010. China has launched a nationwide crackdown on fire risks after an apartment block blaze in Shanghai that killed at least 53 people, warning officials they could be held responsible. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER)

This photo taken on November 16, 2010 shows a Chinese policeman (L) receiving a bouquet of flowers from a resident to place at the scene of the huge fire which engulfed a high-rise in Shanghai, after construction scaffolding surrounding the building initially caught fire, spreading to the building itself. China on November 17 has ordered a nationwide overhaul of fire-control measures after the blaze killed 53 people and highlighted the country's chronic problem with lax safety enforcement.   CHINA OUT    AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman (front) holds flowers alongside fellow citizens as they prepare to mourn the victims of an apartment block blaze, at its entrance, in Shanghai November 17, 2010. China has launched a nationwide crackdown on fire risks after an apartment block blaze in Shanghai that killed at least 53 people, warning officials they could be held responsible.  REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER)

Residents mourn for their relatives at the entrance of the burnt apartment building in Shanghai, November 17, 2010. China has launched a nationwide crackdown on fire risks after an apartment block blaze in Shanghai that killed at least 53 people, warning officials they could be held responsible.  REUTERS/Aly Song(CHINA - Tags: DISASTER)

This photo taken on November 17, 2010 shows Chinese people arriving with flowers to place at a makeshift memorial at an entrance gate to the high-rise where a huge fire killed 53 people on November 15 in Shanghai. China on November 17 ordered a nationwide overhaul of fire-control measures after the blaze at the Shanghai high-rise killed 53 people and highlighted the country's chronic problem with lax safety enforcement.    CHINA OUT   AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

[These following photographs were posted by a different netizen but on the same post:]

A woman cries on the ground during a memorial for the victims of Shanghai's 11.15 fire.

A group of mourners burning money for the dead during a memorial of the November 15th Shanghai Jiaozhou Road fire.

Mourners burning money for the dead during a memorial for the November 15th Jiaozhou Lu fire.

Mourners carrying flowers to be placed at a memorial for the November 15th Shanghai Jing An district fire.

A group of mourners bow before the scene of a building fire that claimed over 50 lives.

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