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Graduation photo faux pas: Chinese students pose as school appears to burn in background

(Want China Times via the Daily Mail)

A group of students at China's Dalian University of Technology City College is under fire (pun definitely intended) for posing for graduation photos in their caps and gowns while a factory fire near their dormitory burned in the background.

In the much-shared photo set, 23 students are seen in their graduation attire in front of the dorm while a large plume of black smoke billows behind.

The dorms were evacuated due to the fire, and the students wanted to snap one last photo on the Liaoning province campus, but school officials are nonetheless fuming over the impromptu photo shoot.

"Our students should not be celebrating destruction," one official said, according to this ABC News blog.

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