• A family rides in the back of a tuk-tuk through the streets of central Kolkata.<br />
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  • CHINA. Shanghai. A family walking near the Huangpu River. 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
  • A family visits the the Dujiangyan Irrigation System. The system is regarded as an "ancient Chinese engineering marvel." By naturally channeling water from the Min River during times of flood, the irrigation system served to protect the local area from flooding and provide water to the Chengdu basin. Sichuan Province. 2010
  • CHINA. Chongqing Province.  A family in a small town that will be partially flooded by the 3 Gorges Dam. The flooding of the three Gorges, by damming the Yangtze near the town of YiChang, has remained a controversial subject due to the negative environmental consequences and the displacement of millions of people in the flood plain. The Yangtze River however is reported to be at its lowest level in 150 years as a result of a country-wide drought. It is China's longest river and the third longest in the world. Originating in Tibet, the river flows for 3,964 miles (6,380km) through central China into the East China Sea at Shanghai.  2008.
  • A family in a park near to 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
  • A family pose with a Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis),  Anhui Research Center for Alligator Reproduction. Only 120 individuals remain in the wild in China as a result of wetlands reclamation. Xuancheng City, Anhui Province. China. 2010
  • CHINA. Shanghai. A family walking near the Huangpu River. 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. A family in the street. 2008
  • CHINA. Chongqing Province.  A family in the town of Wushan, which lies on the banks of the Yangtze and at the entrance to the 3 Gorges. As tourism booms, towns are being developed and modernized resulting in old areas being razed.  The flooding of the three Gorges, by damming the Yangtze near the town of YiChang, has remained a controversial subject due to the negative environmental consequences and the displacement of millions of people in the flood plain. The Yangtze River however is reported to be at its lowest level in 150 years as a result of a country-wide drought. It is China's longest river and the third longest in the world. Originating in Tibet, the river flows for 3,964 miles (6,380km) through central China into the East China Sea at Shanghai.  2008.
  • North Korea. 2009
  • CHINA. Beijing. Scene from Beijing West Train Station. 2007.
  • Two children ride on the back of a bicycle on the grounds of a brick making factory.<br />
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  • Inside 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. Beijing. A man carries a child in the shopping district of Xidan . 2008
  • CHINA. Chongqing Province.  Tourists on a boat viewing the 3 Gorges.The flooding of the three Gorges, by damming the Yangtze near the town of YiChang, has remained a controversial subject due to the negative environmental consequences and the displacement of millions of people in the flood plain. The Yangtze River however is reported to be at its lowest level in 150 years as a result of a country-wide drought. It is China's longest river and the third longest in the world. Originating in Tibet, the river flows for 3,964 miles (6,380km) through central China into the East China Sea at Shanghai.  2008.
  • North Korea. 2009
  • CHINA. Beijing. Scene from Beijing West Train Station. 2007.
  • CHINA. Beijing. Scene from Beijing West Train Station. 2007.
  • CHINA. Shanghai. The hands of a young child around the neck of her father. 2008.
  • CHINA. Chongqing Province.  Passengers on a boat on the Yangtze River near the three Gorges. The flooding of the three Gorges, by damming the Yangtze near the town of YiChang, has remained a controversial subject due to the negative environmental consequences and the displacement of millions of people in the flood plain. The Yangtze River however is reported to be at its lowest level in 150 years as a result of a country-wide drought. It is China's longest river and the third longest in the world. Originating in Tibet, the river flows for 3,964 miles (6,380km) through central China into the East China Sea at Shanghai.  2008.
  • CHINA. Beijing. Street scene from the electronic district of Zhonguancun in central Beijing. 2006.
  • CHINA. Shanghai. The hands of a young child around the neck of her father. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A billboard depicting cheering supporters of the Olympic games. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. Scene from Beijing West Train Station. 2007.
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