Children do their morning exercises by running in a snake-like formation. Students that didn't follow in line properly were immediately removed and forced to run along the side of the track.
Photographing the Shanghai skyline from the Oriental Pearl Tower.
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The Oriental Pearl Tower's 90m-high sphere contains a space-themed exhibit called Space City.
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A nighttime Pudong skyline as shown from the Oriental Pearl Tower.
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Detail of the 90m-high sphere on the Oriental Pearl Tower.
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Walking down a path towards the Huangpu River in Pudong.
The sun hides behind a building in Puxi.
Boats travel along the Huangpu river.
Shanghai (and its haze) as shown from the top of the 1600ft-tall Shanghai World Financial Center. Puxi is shown at the top of the image, Pudong at the bottom with the Huangpu river separating the two.
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Photographing Shanghai from the top of Shanghai World Financial Center.
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Traveling down an escalator in the SWFC.
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The Shanghai World Financial Center at night.
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The view from a car in the poorly named Bund Sightseeing Tunnel. No sights are actually seen except for a trippy laser light show.
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A man rides his moped along an alleyway in a residential area in Xuhui.
A homeless puppy curls for warmth and sleeps on a sidewalk.
A typical scene on the streets of Shanghai: the road is shared between pedestrians, cars, and mopeds.
Eating dinner by sharing a variety of foods on a rotating carousel.
Candles burn outside in the rain near a Buddhist temple in Xitang.
The Temple of the Seven Masters; a buddhist temple in Xitang.
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Peaking inside a tourist shop alongside a canal in Xitang.
Xitang, referred to by locals as "the Venice of China", has canals that act as main thoroughfares in much of the town.
A fisherman attempts, fruitlessly, to catch some dinner in the canal waters in Xitang.
Many areas commonly found by visiters in Xitang are relatively well maintained. Traveling slightly off the beaten path, however, reveals the true state of the area.
Bottles hang outside of a bar.
Rain falls on shingles in Xitang.
A warrior statue in a Buddhist temple in Xitang.
Offerings are made for good luck in a Buddhist temple.
A worker cleans a walkway with a handmade broom in Xitang.
Tiananmen Gate in Tiananmen Square.
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Detail of the 14th century work (since restored) on a pavilion in the Forbidden City.
Detail of the work on the Hall of Supreme Harmony in the Forbidden City.
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A pavilion at the top of Jingshan Hill.
A man writes poems in the dust on the ground in the Temple of Heaven.
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The Temple of Heaven juxtaposed against a poofy hat.
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This section of the Great Wall of China is found at Badaling Pass, about 60 miles north of Beijing. It is the most heavily trafficked section of the Wall yet is completely devoid of people here.
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A desolate and illuminated Great Wall at Badaling Pass.
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In an interesting dichotomy, the Beijing National Stadium (which hosted the 2008 summer Olympic Games) is found next to telltale signs of winter: snow and Christmas trees.
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A Christmas tree stands near the Beijing National Aquatics Center.
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