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White House WC A Hit With Brewery Visitors

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The White House has relocated - to China.

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC is America's number one residence, home to the president, citadel of democracy, symbol of freedom.

But now it's got a doppelganger in China. Actually it is a little white out-house, because this building is a lavatory shaped like the original.

Locals are astonished at the attention to detail lavished on the structure and say they are more than happy to use it because it makes them feel "like a president".

The lookalike loo is in the grounds of a major brewery in Fuyang city in central China's Anhui province. Recently visitor requests to tour the brewery have shot up - mostly because people are less concerned about the beer and more interested in saying they have spent a penny in the White Out-House.

Deng Fo Ming, a local cabbie, said: "I have put it on the sightseeing map for out-of-towners who asked to be shown around. It is a really lavish affair and the brewery has obviously spent quite a lot of money on it.

"There is a joke going around now in town that you can be anything you want to be in life - even getting into the White House. But of course they mean the one here, not there."

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