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Acrobatic show

Young performers with the Shanghai Xingguang Acrobatic Group practice spinning plates. Chinese acrobats usually start to train when they are teenagers or younger and focus on achieving strength and coordination. There are two types of Chinese acrobatics: martial arts style and circus style.

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Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.