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China Internet freaks out about new university looking like Hogwarts School

China Internet freaks out about new university looking like Hogwarts School

Cars pass by the castle-shaped buildings at the new campus of Hebei Academy of Fine Arts in Xinle, Shijiazhuang city, north Chinas Hebei province, 5 May 2014. In China, you do not have to travel far to see the most famous landmarks in the world. The country is home to replicas of the Eiffel Tower, St. Peters Square, and one of Gizas pyramids, among other architectural copies. Now, you can even visit fictional places within Chinas borders. Pictures of the new campus of Hebei Academy of Fine Arts in Xinle, a county-level city administrated by Shijiazhuang in north Chinas Hebei province, have been making the rounds online because of the schools uncanny resemblance to Hogwarts castle from the Harry Potter films. Although the university was actually based on medieval European churches, the clock tower and spires seem to have been lifted right from the School of Witchc
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