• A heavy-machinery operator takes a break. Construction in the region is increasing rapidly as the government implements its "western development strategy," aimed at bringing prosperity to the region. The Tibetan Plateau is a fragile ecosystem and changes here will have far-reaching implications for all of Asia.
  • A construction team conducts maintenance on a road on the Tibetan Plateau. Construction in the region is increasing rapidly as the government implements its "western development strategy," aimed at bringing prosperity to the region. The Tibetan Plateau is a fragile ecosystem and changes here will have far-reaching implications for all of Asia.
  • Construction on a road on the Tibetan Plateau. Construction in the region is increasing rapidly as the government implements its "western development strategy," aimed at bringing prosperity to the region. The Tibetan Plateau is a fragile ecosystem and changes here will have far-reaching implications for all of Asia.
  • Harsh afternoon sun causes shadows to fall through the town of Zaduo, in the far interior of the Tibetan Plateau. Temperatures here are rising faster than anywhere else in Asia, having far-reaching implications for people across the region.
  • A construction team conducts maintenance on a road on the Tibetan Plateau. Construction in the region is increasing rapidly as the government implements its "western development strategy," aimed at bringing prosperity to the region. The Tibetan Plateau is a fragile ecosystem and changes here will have far-reaching implications for all of Asia.
  • A construction team conducts maintenance on a road on the Tibetan Plateau. Construction in the region is increasing rapidly as the government implements its "western development strategy," aimed at bringing prosperity to the region. The Tibetan Plateau is a fragile ecosystem and changes here will have far-reaching implications for all of Asia.
  • CHINA. Shanghai. A view of the Oriental Pearl Tower. The Oriental Pearl Tower stands by the bank of Huangpu River. It is in the centre of Lujiazui, opposite to the Bund which is famous for its grand buildings of various architectural styles. The tower is 468 metres high. It is the highest TV Tower in Asia and is the third highest one in the world. 2008..
  • CHINA. Beijing. In mid-February, over 40,000 people crammed the China International Exhibition Centre, all hoping to land a job in a market that is shrinking rapidly in terms of opportunities. Mass unemployment across China as a result of the recent economic crisis in Asia is causing worry for university graduates and migrant workers alike who are finding it increasingly difficult to find any form of work.  2009.
  • CHINA. Beijing. In mid-February, over 40,000 people crammed the China International Exhibition Centre, all hoping to land a job in a market that is shrinking rapidly in terms of opportunities. Mass unemployment across China as a result of the recent economic crisis in Asia is causing worry for university graduates and migrant workers alike who are finding it increasingly difficult to find any form of work.  2009.
  • CHINA. Shanghai. A view of the Oriental Pearl Tower. The Oriental Pearl Tower stands by the bank of Huangpu River. It is in the centre of Lujiazui, opposite to the Bund which is famous for its grand buildings of various architectural styles. The tower is 468 metres high. It is the highest TV Tower in Asia and is the third highest one in the world. 2008..
  • CHINA. Shanghai. A view of the Oriental Pearl Tower. The Oriental Pearl Tower stands by the bank of Huangpu River. It is in the centre of Lujiazui, opposite to the Bund which is famous for its grand buildings of various architectural styles. The tower is 468 metres high. It is the highest TV Tower in Asia and is the third highest one in the world. 2008..
  • CHINA. Shanghai. A view of the Oriental Pearl Tower. The Oriental Pearl Tower stands by the bank of Huangpu River. It is in the centre of Lujiazui, opposite to the Bund which is famous for its grand buildings of various architectural styles. The tower is 468 metres high. It is the highest TV Tower in Asia and is the third highest one in the world. 2008..
  • CHINA. Shanghai. A view of the Oriental Pearl Tower. The Oriental Pearl Tower stands by the bank of Huangpu River. It is in the centre of Lujiazui, opposite to the Bund which is famous for its grand buildings of various architectural styles. The tower is 468 metres high. It is the highest TV Tower in Asia and is the third highest one in the world.2008..
  • CHINA. Beijing. In mid-February, over 40,000 people crammed the China International Exhibition Centre, all hoping to land a job in a market that is shrinking rapidly in terms of opportunities. Mass unemployment across China as a result of the recent economic crisis in Asia is causing worry for university graduates and migrant workers alike who are finding it increasingly difficult to find any form of work.  2009.
  • CHINA. Beijing. In mid-February, over 40,000 people crammed the China International Exhibition Centre, all hoping to land a job in a market that is shrinking rapidly in terms of opportunities. Mass unemployment across China as a result of the recent economic crisis in Asia is causing worry for university graduates and migrant workers alike who are finding it increasingly difficult to find any form of work.  2009.
  • CHINA. Beijing. In mid-February, over 40,000 people crammed the China International Exhibition Centre, all hoping to land a job in a market that is shrinking rapidly in terms of opportunities. Mass unemployment across China as a result of the recent economic crisis in Asia is causing worry for university graduates and migrant workers alike who are finding it increasingly difficult to find any form of work.  2009.
  • CHINA. Beijing. In mid-February, over 40,000 people crammed the China International Exhibition Centre, all hoping to land a job in a market that is shrinking rapidly in terms of opportunities. Mass unemployment across China as a result of the recent economic crisis in Asia is causing worry for university graduates and migrant workers alike who are finding it increasingly difficult to find any form of work.  2009.
  • CHINA. Beijing. In mid-February, over 40,000 people crammed the China International Exhibition Centre, all hoping to land a job in a market that is shrinking rapidly in terms of opportunities. Mass unemployment across China as a result of the recent economic crisis in Asia is causing worry for university graduates and migrant workers alike who are finding it increasingly difficult to find any form of work.  2009.
  • CHINA. Beijing. In mid-February, over 40,000 people crammed the China International Exhibition Centre, all hoping to land a job in a market that is shrinking rapidly in terms of opportunities. Mass unemployment across China as a result of the recent economic crisis in Asia is causing worry for university graduates and migrant workers alike who are finding it increasingly difficult to find any form of work.  2009.
  • CHINA. Beijing. In mid-February, over 40,000 people crammed the China International Exhibition Centre, all hoping to land a job in a market that is shrinking rapidly in terms of opportunities. Mass unemployment across China as a result of the recent economic crisis in Asia is causing worry for university graduates and migrant workers alike who are finding it increasingly difficult to find any form of work.  2009.
  • CHINA. Beijing. In mid-February, over 40,000 people crammed the China International Exhibition Centre, all hoping to land a job in a market that is shrinking rapidly in terms of opportunities. Mass unemployment across China as a result of the recent economic crisis in Asia is causing worry for university graduates and migrant workers alike who are finding it increasingly difficult to find any form of work.  2009.
  • CHINA. Beijing. In mid-February, over 40,000 people crammed the China International Exhibition Centre, all hoping to land a job in a market that is shrinking rapidly in terms of opportunities. Mass unemployment across China as a result of the recent economic crisis in Asia is causing worry for university graduates and migrant workers alike who are finding it increasingly difficult to find any form of work.  2009.
  • A worker in a factory that produces chopsticks made from bamboo. "China produces 57 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks every year, which requires over 1.18 million square meters of forest," according to Greenpeace East Asia.
  • A government worker collects trash from a polluted drainage channel in central Jakarta.  The city’s waterways are all heavily <br />
polluted and were recently listed as some of the worst in Asia by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
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