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Near the “Heavenly Lake”

Horses and a yak graze near the Namtso Lake, China’s second-largest salt lake and the world’s highest lake, in…

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Smoke from coal burning in Shanxi

Smoke from coal burning obscures the sky in the coal-mining town of Zhenchuanbu in Shanxi Province. Coal burning is…

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Prayer flags on a hill in Sichuan

Thousands of colorful flags fly in the wind on a mountain hill in Lhagang, a small town in Garzê…

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Highway to heaven

National Highway 35, also known as the Karakoram Highway or the China-Pakistan Friendship Highway, connects the Pakistani province Gilgit-Baltistan…

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Family shop in Sichuan

A girl plays by herself inside a family shop in Ganzi, in the western part of Sichuan Province. The…

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Snowy mountains in southwestern China

The Chola Mountains, also called the Trola Mountains, are a northern subrange of the Shaluli Mountains in western Sichuan…

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Floating garden

Vegetation grows out of a giant snag submerged in Panda Lake in Jiuzhaigou, a nature reserve and national park…

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Horse-racing festival

Thousands of herdsmen dressed in traditional outfits participate in the Nakchu Horse-Racing Festival, which takes place in northern Tibet…

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A clear sky in Beijing

People visit the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing…

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Shopping at a local market

People shop at a local market for fresh vegetables and fruits in Deqin County, in the northwest of Yunnan…

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Art appreciation in Shanghai

A man looks at artwork in a gallery housed in an old textile factory in Shanghai. The factory, located…

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Printing temple in Tibet

Two Tibetans print texts using hand-carved wood blocks in Derge Parkhang, one of the three great traditional printing presses…

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Canoe time!

Boys paddle their dugout canoe through a polluted area of the usually clean Mekong River in the village of…

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Praying for rain

A group of women from the Bai ethnic minority pray for rain after planting rice in Qingdong Village of…

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Pilgrims on a devotional walk

Pilgrims of all ages walk at Barkhor, an area of narrow streets with a public square located around Jokhang…

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