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Photos of the Day: Views of Urumqi and Kashgar

Last month, I took a trip to Xinjiang — specifically, Urumqi and Kashgar. My trip was booked for 10 days, from…

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Pictures of the Day: Gubei Water Town

Editor’s note: Our story on Friday about Gubei WTown, which our correspondent called “imminently Instagrammable,” prompted one reader to submit…

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Pictures of the Day: Final look at Yingxiu

Here are 13 pictures of Yingxiu, Wenchuan county, Sichuan province, one of the towns rocked by a magnitude 7.9 earthquake…

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Picture of the Day: Dockless, eh?

The recent kerfuffle over scooters in American cities like San Francisco — “We cannot overstate the public safety hazard that…

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Picture of the Day: Bring on Thanos

It’s Plastic Man! Iron Man’s slightly useless live-streaming sidekick. Sanlitun SOHO, Beijing; Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to open on May…

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Picture of the Day: Lazing by the lake

A man on his tractor next to Houhai Lake in Beijing.

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Picture of the Day: Hutong pug

This wrinkly pug looked like a living motif when framed by the five guardian lions. Something felt very hutong-appropriate when,…

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Picture of the Day: Shared motorbikes in Beijing promoted by Santas

Just some Santas showing off their gnarly rides in Beijing. Also see: Picture of the Day: My favorite bike in…

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Picture of the Day: My favorite bike in China is this fake Ofo

Here’s a pleasant surprise. On my way to a bilingual book club meeting, I came across this “Ofo” in Chaoyang…

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Picture of the Day: Hutong Triptych

It was at this moment that Lao Li realized he was living a life unfulfilled, and without a word, departed…

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Picture of the Day: Picun, flyover village

Taken on Sunday, November 26, in Picun 皮村 [an urban village located south of Beijing Capital International Airport]. The next…

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Pictures of the Day: Exodus from fire-ravaged Xinjian Village, Daxing

On November 18, a fire ripped through a two-story structure in the shantytown of Xinjian Village 新建村 in Xihongmen Town 西红门镇, Daxing…

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Picture of the Day: The clown of Sanlitun

This photograph dates back to May 2014 and was taken in the heart of Sanlitun, Beijing — just next to…

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