• 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. 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.
  • A bowl of rice sits at the feet of a young girl.<br />
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  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl near the Olympic village during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl near the Olympic village during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl near the Olympic village during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl on Tiananmen Square during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Chongqing Province.  A young girl in the town of Wushan, which lies on the banks of the Yangtze and at the entrance to 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.Wuzhen. A young girl in the town of 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
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl on Tiananmen Square during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl on Tiananmen Square during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl and her grandfather on Tiananmen Square during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl drapes the Chinese flag over her face whilst watching the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl rests in her fathers arms in the Olympic village whilst watching rehearsals for the Beijing Olympic games. 2008
  • CHINA. Shanghai. A young girl 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..
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl near the Olympic village during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl near the Olympic village during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl near the Olympic village during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl and her grandfather on Tiananmen Square during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl drapes the Chinese flag over her face whilst watching the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl rests in her fathers arms in the Olympic village whilst watching rehearsals for the Beijing Olympic games. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl on Tiananmen Square during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl in the shopping district of Xidan . 2008
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