• CHINA. Shanghai. Children running down the street. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country's showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008.
  • CHINA. Shanghai. School children in a market in the old town. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country’s showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008
  • CHINA. Shanghai. School children in a market in the old town. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country's showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008.
  • CHINA. Shanghai. Children running down the street. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country’s showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008
  • Children in a small village near Kolkata whose residents recycle e-waste.<br />
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  • Children enjoy Ancol Water Park in northern Jakarta.<br />
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  • CHINA. Young children during Chinese New Year in Baiyun Temple in Beijing.  Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is the most important festival and holiday in the Chinese calendar In mainland China, many people use this holiday to visit family and friends and also visit local temples to offer prayers to their ancestors. The roots of Chinese New Year lie in combined influences from Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and folk religions.  2008
  • CHINA. Shanghai.  Two children in a mock television studio in the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (?????; pinyin: Shàngh?i ke¯jì gu?n) is a large museum in Pudong, Shanghai, close to Century Park, the largest park of the city. The construction of the museum cost 1,75 billion RMB, and the floor area is 98 000m2 .2008..
  • Children play near a shipyard on the shores of Dongting Lake, Hunan Province. Dongting Lake has decreased in size in recent decades as a result of land reclamation and damming of the Yangtze. China. 2010
  • CHINA. Shanghai. Children playing on the Bund. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country’s showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. Children posing for a picture on Tiananmen Square during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • Children visiting Xixi wetlands which lie in the west of the city of Hangzhou. This is China's 'first national wetland park,' dubbed as such to act as a role model to all other wetlands in China and to supposedly show how to effectively manage and restore wetlands, notably urban wetlands. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • Children play in the "Living Water Garden" in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The garden is a park aimed at highlighting the importance of the relationship between man and water. 2010
  • CHINA. Shanghai. Children playing on the Bund. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country's showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008.
  • CHINA. Beijing. Children posing for a picture on Tiananmen Square during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. Children play in the ruins of an old hutong (traditional home) in the central Qianmen district, destroyed to make may for new developments aimed at modernising the city for the 2008 Summer Olympics. 2005
  • Children playing on the shores of Dongting Lake, Hunan Province. Dongting Lake has decreased in size in recent decades as a result of land reclamation and damming of the Yangtze. China. 2010
  • CHINA. Young children during Chinese New Year in Baiyun Temple in Beijing.  Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is the most important festival and holiday in the Chinese calendar In mainland China, many people use this holiday to visit family and friends and also visit local temples to offer prayers to their ancestors. The roots of Chinese New Year lie in combined influences from Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and folk religions.  2008.
  • North Korea. 2009
  • CHINA. Shanghai. Schoolchildren in the old town. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country’s showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008
  • CHINA. Shanghai. Schoolchildren in the old town. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country’s showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008
  • CHINA. Shanghai. Schoolchildren in the old town. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country's showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008.
  • CHINA. Shanghai. Schoolchildren in the old town. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country's showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008.
  • CHINA. Chinese students learning English at the Li Yang ‘Crazy English’ school in Beijing. The school is famous for having hundreds of students chanting English together during classes. 2009
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