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Guiyu, China is known as the “Town of E-waste.” Thousands of its residents depend on processing electronic waste for a living. Guiyu receives its e-waste from China and from abroad, including places like Japan, Europe and America. Under Chinese law, most of the e-waste imported from overseas is illegal.
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01 Apr 2013 11:45:00
Lv Mengmeng, who was born in 1995, poses for a photograph in Shanghai August 22, 2014. When asked if she would like siblings, Mengmeng said: “Maybe brothers, because I think they could protect me”. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Reuters Photographer Carlos Barria photographed a person born in each year China's one child policy has been in existence; from a man born in 1979, to a baby born in 2014, and asked them if they would have like to have siblings. Here: Lv Mengmeng, who was born in 1995, poses for a photograph in Shanghai August 22, 2014. When asked if she would like siblings, Mengmeng said: “Maybe brothers, because I think they could protect me”. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)
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06 Oct 2014 08:20:00
“Farmer reading his farm paper”. Coryell County, Texas, September 1931. (Photo by George W. Ackerman)

“Farmer reading his farm paper”. Coryell County, Texas, September 1931. (Photo by George W. Ackerman)

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13 Feb 2013 16:03:00


Bonhams expert Michaela Vergottis holds a yellow Jade Chinese Imperial Sceptre on May 9, 2011 in London, England. The piece which is thought to have been taken by British Troups during the Boxer Rebellion is expected to fetch between £800,000 – 1.2 M GBP when it goes on sale at the “Chinese Art” sale at Bonham's auction house on May 12, 2011. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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10 May 2011 07:37:00
“Little Apple” – a Viral Hit from China

When you think of the People's Liberation Army, you probably don't think of line dancing. But the Chinese military's latest online recruiting video makes a soldier's life look more fun than the macarena. The brief spot, posted last week on the website of the Ministry of National Defense and going viral, features tanks and fighter jets, as well as soldiers dancing in rows to a quirky hit tune by the Chopsticks Brothers called “Little Apple”. Its lyrics include, “You are my little dear little apple/I can never stop loving you”.
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09 Aug 2014 13:34:00
Wang uses a mobile phone as she take a rest in her room at the accommodation where patients and their family members stay while seeking medical treatments in Beijing, China, June 23, 2016. Wang, who suffers from cervical cancer, came from Inner Mongolia to seek treatment at a specialist hospital in Beijing. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

Wang uses a mobile phone as she take a rest in her room at the accommodation where patients and their family members stay while seeking medical treatments in Beijing, China, June 23, 2016. Wang, who suffers from cervical cancer, came from Inner Mongolia to seek treatment at a specialist hospital in Beijing. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)
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30 Sep 2016 09:03:00
School For One

Hunched at his desk and staring intently at the blackboard, Hu Yang looks like any other industrious schoolboy. But this ordinary eight-year-old finds himself in a unique position. He is the only pupil to attend his elementary school in, Fujian Province, China.
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17 Dec 2012 13:22:00
Abdullahi Mohammed with Mainasara, Ogere-Remo, Nigeria 2007

“Pieter Hugo was born 1976 and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a South African photographer who primarily works in portraiture and whose work engages with both documentary and art traditions with a focus on African communities. His most recognized work is the series called “The Hyena & Other Men” and which was published as a monograph. It has received a great deal of attention. Hugo won first prize in the Portraits section of the World Press Photo 2005 for a portrait of a man with a hyena”. – Wikipedia

Photo: Abdullahi Mohammed with Mainasara, Ogere-Remo, Nigeria 2007. (Photo by Pieter Hugo)
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24 Apr 2012 13:03:00