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  • CHINA. Beijing. Chairs outside of a restaurant. 2008
  • CHINA. English in use inside a McDonalds restaurant in central Beijing. The rise in use of English in China is evident on the streets of Beijing where store-fronts, billboards and clothes all sport English words and phrases. 2009
  • CHINA. Hubei Province. Wuhan. People eating in a semi-oudoor restaurant. Wuhan (population 4.3 million) is a sprawling city that sits on both sides of the Yangtze River.  2008.
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young Muslim family in their restaurant. 2005
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young Muslim man cooking in his family's restaurant. 2005
  • A man eating noodles in a restaurant near 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
  • Inside a restaurant near the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
  • North Korea. 2009
  • A modern cafe stand next to a more traditional tower in the 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
  • CHINA. Beijing. Shoppers on the Wangfujing shopping street in central Beijing. 2006.
  • Tourists in a coffee shop suspended above West Lake in Hangzhou, one of the most visited tourists sites in China. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • CHINA. Chongqing Province.  A woman 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. Beijing. Shoppers on the Wangfujing shopping street in central Beijing. 2006.
  • Schoolgirls wait to cross a busy street in Ho Chi Minh City.<br />
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  • A restaurant worker sleeps next to a bright red wall.<br />
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  • A North Korean waitress dances with Chinese tourists in a restaurant in the city of Dandong.
  • A woman cleans plates in a small makeshift restaurant at the side of a road in central Jakarta.
  • A Tibetan woman in a restaurant in the Amdo region of the Tibetan Plateau. Up to 100,000 nomads have been removed from the highland grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau. Climate change, mining and government policy are causing the rapid disappearance of this unique culture.
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young boy outside his family's restaurant in the Muslim district of 'Niu Jie'. 2005
  • A man sleeping in a restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • CHINA. Dan Jiang, a local Tibetan business man in his restaurant in the Tibetan quarter of Xining, the capital of Qinghai province in the west of the country. Security cameras have sprung up in the area to keep a watchful eye on the large populations of Tibetans and Muslims who live and work in the district. 2010
  • CHINA. Hong Kong. A fish tank in the window of a restaurant in Kowloon. Officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, it is a territory located on China's south coast on the Pearl River Delta. It has a population of 6.9 million people, and is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. 2008
  • Diners eat lunch in a small restaurant in a village in souther Sichuan Province. Virtually all of the chopsticks found in the south of China are made from bamboo.
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