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Incomplete survival pods stand in the workshop of farmer Liu Qiyuan which he has also dubbed 'Noah's Arc', in a yard at his home in the village of Qiantun, Hebei province, south of Beijing on December 11, 2012. Inspired by the apocalyptic Hollywood movie '2012' and the 2004 Asian tsunami, Liu hopes that his creations consisting of a fibreglass shell around a steel frame will be adopted by government departments and international organisations for use in the event of tsunamis and earthquakes. Liu has built seven pods which are able to float on water, some of which have their own propulsion. The airtight spheres with varying interiors contain oxygen tanks and seatbelts with space for around 14 people, and are designed to remain upright when in water. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
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Incomplete survival pods stand in the workshop of farmer Liu Qiyuan which he has also dubbed 'Noah's Arc', in a yard at his home in the village of Qiantun, Hebei province, south of Beijing on December 11, 2012. Inspired by the apocalyptic Hollywood movie '2012' and the 2004 Asian tsunami, Liu hopes that his creations consisting of a fibreglass shell around a steel frame will be adopted by government departments and international organisations for use in the event of tsunamis and earthquakes. Liu has built seven pods which are able to float on water, some of which have their own propulsion. The airtight spheres with varying interiors contain oxygen tanks and seatbelts with space for around 14 people, and are designed to remain upright when in water. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
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Incomplete survival pods stand in the workshop of farmer Liu Qiyuan... News Photo 158189599Beijing,China,Construction,Emergencies and Disasters,Emergency Planning,Farmer,Hebei Province,Home,Horizontal,Incomplete,Indoors,Pod,Province,Stand,Survival,Village,Workshop,YardPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPIncomplete survival pods stand in the workshop of farmer Liu Qiyuan which he has also dubbed 'Noah's Arc', in a yard at his home in the village of Qiantun, Hebei province, south of Beijing on December 11, 2012. Inspired by the apocalyptic Hollywood movie '2012' and the 2004 Asian tsunami, Liu hopes that his creations consisting of a fibreglass shell around a steel frame will be adopted by government departments and international organisations for use in the event of tsunamis and earthquakes. Liu has built seven pods which are able to float on water, some of which have their own propulsion. The airtight spheres with varying interiors contain oxygen tanks and seatbelts with space for around 14 people, and are designed to remain upright when in water. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)