• A view of the the Dujiangyan Irrigation System and surrounding mountains. 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
  • A yak stands my the side of a mountain road on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • CHINA. Beijing. Scene from Beijing West Train Station. 2007.
  • The Sai Van Bridge in Macao.<br />
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  • The Zipingpu dam, which lies just a few kilometres upstream from the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a 2000-year old structure which harvests summer flood waters.  The new dam has resulted in changing water flow and has caused numerous environmental concerns for local ecosystems. Sichuan Province. 2010
  • Workers walk up one of the channels that make up 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
  • Desertification is increasing on the shores of Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water which lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Tibetan prayer flags on top of a hill on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • The reservoir behind the Zipingpu dam, which lies just a few kilometres upstream from the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a 2000-year old structure which harvests summer flood waters.  The new dam has resulted in changing water flow and has caused numerous environmental concerns for local ecosystems. Sichuan Province. 2010
  • The reservoir behind the Zipingpu dam, which lies just a few kilometres upstream from the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a 2000-year old structure which harvests summer flood waters.  The new dam has resulted in changing water flow and has caused numerous environmental concerns for local ecosystems. Sichuan Province. 2010
  • The Zipingpu dam, which lies just a few kilometres upstream from the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a 2000-year old structure which harvests summer flood waters.  The new dam has resulted in changing water flow and has caused numerous environmental concerns for local ecosystems. Sichuan Province. 2010
  • One of the main channels that makes up 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
  • One of the main channels that makes up 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. Hubei Province. A view of the Yangtze River near 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.
  • CHINA. Hubei Province. A view of 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.
  • CHINA. Chongqing Province.  A view of the 3 Gorges entrance from the town of Wushan. 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
  • Traffic moving along on the Sai Van Bridge, in Macao.<br />
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  • Cityscape of the southern section of Macao.<br />
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  • Desertification is increasing on the shores of Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water which lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Desertification grips the shores of Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A temple stands on a hill overlooking one of the main channels of 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. Hubei Province. A boy on a boat passing through 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.
  • CHINA. Hubei Province. A view of 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.
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