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<p>A worker walks inside the incomplete Shanghai International Passenger Transport Center February 24, 2008. REUTERS/China Daily </p>

A worker walks inside the incomplete Shanghai International Passenger Transport Center February 24, 2008. REUTERS/China Daily

A worker walks inside the incomplete Shanghai International Passenger Transport Center February 24, 2008. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>A woman eats a hotdog at Dino Beach in Shanghai July 19, 2008. Dino beach, also known as the "Fake Beach", claims to be one of the biggest water parks in Asia with sand imported from beaches in South China, and has attractions such as wave machines. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A woman eats a hotdog at Dino Beach in Shanghai July 19, 2008. Dino beach, also known as the "Fake Beach", claims to be one of the biggest water parks in Asia with sand imported from beaches in South China, and has attractions such as wave machines....more

A woman eats a hotdog at Dino Beach in Shanghai July 19, 2008. Dino beach, also known as the "Fake Beach", claims to be one of the biggest water parks in Asia with sand imported from beaches in South China, and has attractions such as wave machines. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Visitors take a ride at Jinjiang amusement park during second day of Lunar New Year in Shanghai January 27, 2009.  REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Visitors take a ride at Jinjiang amusement park during second day of Lunar New Year in Shanghai January 27, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Visitors take a ride at Jinjiang amusement park during second day of Lunar New Year in Shanghai January 27, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A child dances during a community function celebrating the upcoming Lantern Festival in Shanghai February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A child dances during a community function celebrating the upcoming Lantern Festival in Shanghai February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

A child dances during a community function celebrating the upcoming Lantern Festival in Shanghai February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Job seekers flock at a job fair held for graduate students in Taiyuan, Shanxi province February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Job seekers flock at a job fair held for graduate students in Taiyuan, Shanxi province February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

Job seekers flock at a job fair held for graduate students in Taiyuan, Shanxi province February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Medical personnel conduct eye tests for students at a high school in Shanghai November 29, 2008. The banner reads, "Health is the base of country and nation's prosperity". REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

Medical personnel conduct eye tests for students at a high school in Shanghai November 29, 2008. The banner reads, "Health is the base of country and nation's prosperity". REUTERS/Aly Song

Medical personnel conduct eye tests for students at a high school in Shanghai November 29, 2008. The banner reads, "Health is the base of country and nation's prosperity". REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Security personnel guard the shipping platform during a ceremony marking the beginning of direct shipping between China and Taiwan in Shanghai's Deepwater Port December 15, 2008.  REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Security personnel guard the shipping platform during a ceremony marking the beginning of direct shipping between China and Taiwan in Shanghai's Deepwater Port December 15, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Security personnel guard the shipping platform during a ceremony marking the beginning of direct shipping between China and Taiwan in Shanghai's Deepwater Port December 15, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Visitors sit on high heels shaped sofas during the opening of the exhibition for the 80th anniversary of the Italian Salvatore Ferragamo Company in Shanghai March 28, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Visitors sit on high heels shaped sofas during the opening of the exhibition for the 80th anniversary of the Italian Salvatore Ferragamo Company in Shanghai March 28, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Visitors sit on high heels shaped sofas during the opening of the exhibition for the 80th anniversary of the Italian Salvatore Ferragamo Company in Shanghai March 28, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A man sings in a local karaoke club during a night out in Shanghai February 23, 2008.  REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A man sings in a local karaoke club during a night out in Shanghai February 23, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A man sings in a local karaoke club during a night out in Shanghai February 23, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Patients and visitors at the Xinhua hospital crowd behind a window as they wait for Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham during the team's visit to the children's department of the hospital in Shanghai March 4, 2008.  REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Patients and visitors at the Xinhua hospital crowd behind a window as they wait for Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham during the team's visit to the children's department of the hospital in Shanghai March 4, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Patients and visitors at the Xinhua hospital crowd behind a window as they wait for Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham during the team's visit to the children's department of the hospital in Shanghai March 4, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A Minnie Mouse balloon is seen above worshippers who came to pray for good fortune at the Longhua Temple in Shanghai on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A Minnie Mouse balloon is seen above worshippers who came to pray for good fortune at the Longhua Temple in Shanghai on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A Minnie Mouse balloon is seen above worshippers who came to pray for good fortune at the Longhua Temple in Shanghai on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A guard prevents a man without a ticket from peeping at the fashion show during the Shanghai International Clothing &amp; Textile Expo March 25, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A guard prevents a man without a ticket from peeping at the fashion show during the Shanghai International Clothing & Textile Expo March 25, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song

A guard prevents a man without a ticket from peeping at the fashion show during the Shanghai International Clothing & Textile Expo March 25, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>A boy rows a makeshift boat in front of his temporary house in Chuansha town, where the first Disneyland on the Chinese mainland will be built, in Pudong District of Shanghai January 19, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A boy rows a makeshift boat in front of his temporary house in Chuansha town, where the first Disneyland on the Chinese mainland will be built, in Pudong District of Shanghai January 19, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A boy rows a makeshift boat in front of his temporary house in Chuansha town, where the first Disneyland on the Chinese mainland will be built, in Pudong District of Shanghai January 19, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A man sleeps next to chickens he will sell at a poultry market in Shanghai January 8, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A man sleeps next to chickens he will sell at a poultry market in Shanghai January 8, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A man sleeps next to chickens he will sell at a poultry market in Shanghai January 8, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A labourer works at a construction site in Shanghai December 18, 2008.  REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A labourer works at a construction site in Shanghai December 18, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song

A labourer works at a construction site in Shanghai December 18, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Soren Hansen of Denmark tees off on the 12th hole during the Pro-Amateur round of golf in Shanghai November 5, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

Soren Hansen of Denmark tees off on the 12th hole during the Pro-Amateur round of golf in Shanghai November 5, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song

Soren Hansen of Denmark tees off on the 12th hole during the Pro-Amateur round of golf in Shanghai November 5, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>A passenger boards a train through a window at a railway station in Changzhi, Shanxi province January 8, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A passenger boards a train through a window at a railway station in Changzhi, Shanxi province January 8, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A passenger boards a train through a window at a railway station in Changzhi, Shanxi province January 8, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Chinese worshippers leave the church at the end of the Christmas mass in the outskirts of Shanghai December 24, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Chinese worshippers leave the church at the end of the Christmas mass in the outskirts of Shanghai December 24, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Chinese worshippers leave the church at the end of the Christmas mass in the outskirts of Shanghai December 24, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A young athlete is seen after diving during a training session at a training school in Shanghai February 14, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A young athlete is seen after diving during a training session at a training school in Shanghai February 14, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A young athlete is seen after diving during a training session at a training school in Shanghai February 14, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A worshipper offers incense and prays for good fortune at the Longhua Temple in Shanghai on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A worshipper offers incense and prays for good fortune at the Longhua Temple in Shanghai on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A worshipper offers incense and prays for good fortune at the Longhua Temple in Shanghai on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A worker fixes a damaged toy at the production line of a toy factory in the suburbs of Shanghai October 31, 2008.  REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A worker fixes a damaged toy at the production line of a toy factory in the suburbs of Shanghai October 31, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A worker fixes a damaged toy at the production line of a toy factory in the suburbs of Shanghai October 31, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Chinese Muslims wait to buy mutton skewers during Eid al-Adha outside Huxi Mosque in Shanghai December 9, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

Chinese Muslims wait to buy mutton skewers during Eid al-Adha outside Huxi Mosque in Shanghai December 9, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song

Chinese Muslims wait to buy mutton skewers during Eid al-Adha outside Huxi Mosque in Shanghai December 9, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>General view shows the opening session of the 2nd Plenary Session of the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Shanghai Committee in Shanghai January 12, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

General view shows the opening session of the 2nd Plenary Session of the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Shanghai Committee in Shanghai January 12, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

General view shows the opening session of the 2nd Plenary Session of the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Shanghai Committee in Shanghai January 12, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>A labourer walks amongst ginkgo trees at suburban Shanghai on an early winter day December 6, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A labourer walks amongst ginkgo trees at suburban Shanghai on an early winter day December 6, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song

A labourer walks amongst ginkgo trees at suburban Shanghai on an early winter day December 6, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>A volunteer watches as heavy rain falls over a soccer training field near Shanghai Stadium, after Netherlands' training session at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 14, 2008. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci </p>

A volunteer watches as heavy rain falls over a soccer training field near Shanghai Stadium, after Netherlands' training session at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 14, 2008. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A volunteer watches as heavy rain falls over a soccer training field near Shanghai Stadium, after Netherlands' training session at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 14, 2008. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

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<p>Migrant worker's girl (R) repeats lines said by the teacher in front of the class in a school for migrant worker's children in the suburbs of Shanghai March 6, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Migrant worker's girl (R) repeats lines said by the teacher in front of the class in a school for migrant worker's children in the suburbs of Shanghai March 6, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Migrant worker's girl (R) repeats lines said by the teacher in front of the class in a school for migrant worker's children in the suburbs of Shanghai March 6, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A woman dries her dog's fur with a hairdryer after giving it a bath outside her house in downtown Shanghai October 20, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A woman dries her dog's fur with a hairdryer after giving it a bath outside her house in downtown Shanghai October 20, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A woman dries her dog's fur with a hairdryer after giving it a bath outside her house in downtown Shanghai October 20, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Children hold cards filled with New Year greetings as they await government officials to arrive at a community function celebrating the upcoming Lantern Festival in Shanghai February 6, 2009.  REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

Children hold cards filled with New Year greetings as they await government officials to arrive at a community function celebrating the upcoming Lantern Festival in Shanghai February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

Children hold cards filled with New Year greetings as they await government officials to arrive at a community function celebrating the upcoming Lantern Festival in Shanghai February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>A man uses a computer inside an Internet cafe in Shanghai January 5, 2009.  REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A man uses a computer inside an Internet cafe in Shanghai January 5, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man uses a computer inside an Internet cafe in Shanghai January 5, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>People gaze out of a bus on the Waibaidu Bridge at the Bund in Shanghai February 29, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

People gaze out of a bus on the Waibaidu Bridge at the Bund in Shanghai February 29, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song

People gaze out of a bus on the Waibaidu Bridge at the Bund in Shanghai February 29, 2008. REUTERS/Aly Song

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