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Surabaya 'Dolly' district to close

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Officials in Indonesia's Surabaya city said Wednesday one of Southeast Asia's biggest red-light districts would close for business in July, despite protests by hundreds of sex workers who say the shutdown will leave them destitute. 

Residents and sex workers man a road blockade at "Dolly" red light district in the Indonesian city of Surabaya on June 18, 2014

Workers against the move earlier blockaded roads to "Dolly", a seedy district of narrow lanes where women are famously touted in shop windows of old crumbling buildings in Indonesia's second-biggest city.

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