• CHINA.Wuzhen. The town of Wuzhen is located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 10 miles north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays a two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings all lying above a network of canals and small lakes. 2008
  • A woman removes the skin off of a piece of bamboo in the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • The shadow of bamboo leaves fall upon a gravestone, nestled in one of the pockets of forests in Changning County, in the southwest of Sichuan.
  • 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.
  • The bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • The bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • Tourists in a gift shop whilst visiting the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • A man paints the wall of a building in the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • The bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • Against smoggy skies, a man walks his daughter across a busy street in central Kolkata. According to the Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment, "18 out of every 100,000 persons in Kolkata fall victim to lung cancer annually. Seven out of 10 people in Kolkata are afflicted with some form of respiratory ailment. Also the percentage of children suffering from upper respiratory infections, cough, wheezing and eye irritation is increasing in direct proportion to the increasing concentration of PM10 [particle pollution]."  India. November, 2013
  • As bamboo does not fall within the protection of the 1998 logging ban, it is frequently felled with little monitoring or regulation.
  • The bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • The bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • A tourist falls off of her sand-slide in the Shapotou Tengger desert resort near the city of Zhongwei, in Ningxia Province. The park was established next to a Chinese Academy of Sciences research station, involved in studies investigating desertification control measures. The Shapotou park draws thousands of visitors who ride camels, do sand sliding and take boat rides on the nearby Yellow River.
  • A man's shadow falls against fallen yellow leaves.
  • A young girl covers herself from falling water at Ancol Water Park in northern Jakarta.<br />
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  • The shadow of a small wind turbine falls on the wall of a farm on the Xilamuren grasslands that dominate the north of the Inner Mongolian capital, Hohhot.
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