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"The China I met" - Nir Elias

<p>A Chinese worker rests as he paints a newly built crane in the Long Wu port in Shanghai December 14, 2005. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A Chinese worker rests as he paints a newly built crane in the Long Wu port in Shanghai December 14, 2005. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A Chinese worker rests as he paints a newly built crane in the Long Wu port in Shanghai December 14, 2005. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A boy sits in a pile of algae as his friend runs at a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province July 6, 2008.  REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

A boy sits in a pile of algae as his friend runs at a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A boy sits in a pile of algae as his friend runs at a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Chinese artist Li Bin puts finishing touches on his painting of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong at his studio in Shanghai September 8, 2006. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Chinese artist Li Bin puts finishing touches on his painting of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong at his studio in Shanghai September 8, 2006. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Chinese artist Li Bin puts finishing touches on his painting of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong at his studio in Shanghai September 8, 2006. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A woman eats a hotdog at Dino Beach in Shanghai July 19, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A woman eats a hotdog at Dino Beach in Shanghai July 19, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A woman eats a hotdog at Dino Beach in Shanghai July 19, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A couple sit in a Lincoln Limousine as they leave the bride's parent's house for their wedding reception in a local neighbourhood in Shanghai September 20, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A couple sit in a Lincoln Limousine as they leave the bride's parent's house for their wedding reception in a local neighbourhood in Shanghai September 20, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A couple sit in a Lincoln Limousine as they leave the bride's parent's house for their wedding reception in a local neighbourhood in Shanghai September 20, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A Muslim girl points her toy pistol at boy in a Uighur neighbourhood of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region July 10, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A Muslim girl points her toy pistol at boy in a Uighur neighbourhood of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region July 10, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A Muslim girl points her toy pistol at boy in a Uighur neighbourhood of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region July 10, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Workers walk by the African area of the Expo 2010 in Shanghai June 8, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Workers walk by the African area of the Expo 2010 in Shanghai June 8, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Workers walk by the African area of the Expo 2010 in Shanghai June 8, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Army cooks stand in order outside their kitchen at the 60th National Day Parade Village on the outskirts of Beijing September 10, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias (</p>

Army cooks stand in order outside their kitchen at the 60th National Day Parade Village on the outskirts of Beijing September 10, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias (

Army cooks stand in order outside their kitchen at the 60th National Day Parade Village on the outskirts of Beijing September 10, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias (

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<p>Boys hang on a bar for five minutes as part of a training session at the Gymnastics Hall of the Shanghai University of Sports August 7, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Boys hang on a bar for five minutes as part of a training session at the Gymnastics Hall of the Shanghai University of Sports August 7, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Boys hang on a bar for five minutes as part of a training session at the Gymnastics Hall of the Shanghai University of Sports August 7, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>An ethnic Uighur woman stands on the side of a road as Chinese paramilitary police ride on a truck on a main street in Urumqi, China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region July 9, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

An ethnic Uighur woman stands on the side of a road as Chinese paramilitary police ride on a truck on a main street in Urumqi, China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region July 9, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An ethnic Uighur woman stands on the side of a road as Chinese paramilitary police ride on a truck on a main street in Urumqi, China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region July 9, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Parents visit their sick child in a hospital in the rural village of Chao Jiang in southwest China's Yunnan province February 28, 2007.  REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

Parents visit their sick child in a hospital in the rural village of Chao Jiang in southwest China's Yunnan province February 28, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Parents visit their sick child in a hospital in the rural village of Chao Jiang in southwest China's Yunnan province February 28, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A Uighur man sleeps during a sandstorm as he rides his horse cart delivering hay around the Paklamakan desert, some 100km (63 miles) east to Yecheng, in the region of Xinjiang April 5, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

A Uighur man sleeps during a sandstorm as he rides his horse cart delivering hay around the Paklamakan desert, some 100km (63 miles) east to Yecheng, in the region of Xinjiang April 5, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A Uighur man sleeps during a sandstorm as he rides his horse cart delivering hay around the Paklamakan desert, some 100km (63 miles) east to Yecheng, in the region of Xinjiang April 5, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A participant of the "love boat" matchmaking event arrives at the boat before it sets sail for a river cruise in Shanghai November 25, 2006. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A participant of the "love boat" matchmaking event arrives at the boat before it sets sail for a river cruise in Shanghai November 25, 2006. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A participant of the "love boat" matchmaking event arrives at the boat before it sets sail for a river cruise in Shanghai November 25, 2006. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>An earthquake survivor lies with her mother on a sleeping bag at a coliseum housing homeless people in Mianyang, Sichuan province, May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

An earthquake survivor lies with her mother on a sleeping bag at a coliseum housing homeless people in Mianyang, Sichuan province, May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An earthquake survivor lies with her mother on a sleeping bag at a coliseum housing homeless people in Mianyang, Sichuan province, May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A migrant construction worker checks his mobile phone outside his dormitory after a working shift at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 construction site in Shanghai April 15, 2009.  REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A migrant construction worker checks his mobile phone outside his dormitory after a working shift at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 construction site in Shanghai April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A migrant construction worker checks his mobile phone outside his dormitory after a working shift at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 construction site in Shanghai April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Chinese models are seen behind a curtain as they take part as dancers in a welcome ceremony for a commercial event in Shanghai April 11, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Chinese models are seen behind a curtain as they take part as dancers in a welcome ceremony for a commercial event in Shanghai April 11, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Chinese models are seen behind a curtain as they take part as dancers in a welcome ceremony for a commercial event in Shanghai April 11, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Models display jewellery of Cartier High Jewellery during a private gala dinner in Shanghai January 26, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Models display jewellery of Cartier High Jewellery during a private gala dinner in Shanghai January 26, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Models display jewellery of Cartier High Jewellery during a private gala dinner in Shanghai January 26, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>China's Huang Xintong and Zheng Xun perform during the Ice Dancing Original Dance event at the Asian Winter Games in Changchun, northeastern China's Jilin Province February 2, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

China's Huang Xintong and Zheng Xun perform during the Ice Dancing Original Dance event at the Asian Winter Games in Changchun, northeastern China's Jilin Province February 2, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

China's Huang Xintong and Zheng Xun perform during the Ice Dancing Original Dance event at the Asian Winter Games in Changchun, northeastern China's Jilin Province February 2, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>The tallest woman in Asia, Chinese Yao Defen (R), and her friend sit at the entrance of her home in Shu Cha in eastern China's Anhui province March 15, 2006. Yao is 34 years old and 2.36 metres tall. REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

The tallest woman in Asia, Chinese Yao Defen (R), and her friend sit at the entrance of her home in Shu Cha in eastern China's Anhui province March 15, 2006. Yao is 34 years old and 2.36 metres tall. REUTERS/Nir Elias

The tallest woman in Asia, Chinese Yao Defen (R), and her friend sit at the entrance of her home in Shu Cha in eastern China's Anhui province March 15, 2006. Yao is 34 years old and 2.36 metres tall. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A salesman speaks on his mobile phone as he walks out of his shop selling electrical appliances in downtown Shanghai December 30, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A salesman speaks on his mobile phone as he walks out of his shop selling electrical appliances in downtown Shanghai December 30, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A salesman speaks on his mobile phone as he walks out of his shop selling electrical appliances in downtown Shanghai December 30, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A group of Chinese friends entertain themselves at a Karaoke club (KTV) in Shanghai March 1, 2006.  REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

A group of Chinese friends entertain themselves at a Karaoke club (KTV) in Shanghai March 1, 2006. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A group of Chinese friends entertain themselves at a Karaoke club (KTV) in Shanghai March 1, 2006. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>People exercise in an aerobics class at Kangmei gym in the residential area of Hongkou district in Shanghai July 9, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

People exercise in an aerobics class at Kangmei gym in the residential area of Hongkou district in Shanghai July 9, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

People exercise in an aerobics class at Kangmei gym in the residential area of Hongkou district in Shanghai July 9, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Tourists take photos of each other near a temple at Nanshan Cultural Centre, about 60km (37 miles) west of Sanya, in south China's Hainan Island province November 26, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Tourists take photos of each other near a temple at Nanshan Cultural Centre, about 60km (37 miles) west of Sanya, in south China's Hainan Island province November 26, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Tourists take photos of each other near a temple at Nanshan Cultural Centre, about 60km (37 miles) west of Sanya, in south China's Hainan Island province November 26, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A Tibetan Lama sits during a religious session at a temple in Tongren February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A Tibetan Lama sits during a religious session at a temple in Tongren February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A Tibetan Lama sits during a religious session at a temple in Tongren February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A survivor carries his baby on his back as he and some 1000 other survivors make a 9-hour walk from the village of Qingping to Hanwang, after the village was isolated because of the earthquake on Monday, in Sichuan Province May 16, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A survivor carries his baby on his back as he and some 1000 other survivors make a 9-hour walk from the village of Qingping to Hanwang, after the village was isolated because of the earthquake on Monday, in Sichuan Province May 16, 2008. REUTERS/Nir...more

A survivor carries his baby on his back as he and some 1000 other survivors make a 9-hour walk from the village of Qingping to Hanwang, after the village was isolated because of the earthquake on Monday, in Sichuan Province May 16, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Children play in a street decorated with Chinese flags for the Olympic Games in a traditional resident's area in Beijing August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Children play in a street decorated with Chinese flags for the Olympic Games in a traditional resident's area in Beijing August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Children play in a street decorated with Chinese flags for the Olympic Games in a traditional resident's area in Beijing August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A couple chat as they rest during a night out at the Xinxiang roller skating rink in Shanghai January 19, 2010.  REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A couple chat as they rest during a night out at the Xinxiang roller skating rink in Shanghai January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A couple chat as they rest during a night out at the Xinxiang roller skating rink in Shanghai January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Students wash their classmate's hair as a part of a practice session in the China Fukang Beauty &amp; Hair School in Shanghai May 9, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Students wash their classmate's hair as a part of a practice session in the China Fukang Beauty & Hair School in Shanghai May 9, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Students wash their classmate's hair as a part of a practice session in the China Fukang Beauty & Hair School in Shanghai May 9, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Xia Pengcheng, 12, from Guangyuan of Sichuan Province, who was abandoned by his foster grandmother, plays with his toys as he rests in the dormitory of Baoji Xinxing Aid for Street Kids at Baoji, northwest China's Shaanxi province July 18, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Xia Pengcheng, 12, from Guangyuan of Sichuan Province, who was abandoned by his foster grandmother, plays with his toys as he rests in the dormitory of Baoji Xinxing Aid for Street Kids at Baoji, northwest China's Shaanxi province July 18, 2007....more

Xia Pengcheng, 12, from Guangyuan of Sichuan Province, who was abandoned by his foster grandmother, plays with his toys as he rests in the dormitory of Baoji Xinxing Aid for Street Kids at Baoji, northwest China's Shaanxi province July 18, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A local resident stands in his flooded corn field in Gu Zhen County, eastern China's Anhui province July 11, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A local resident stands in his flooded corn field in Gu Zhen County, eastern China's Anhui province July 11, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A local resident stands in his flooded corn field in Gu Zhen County, eastern China's Anhui province July 11, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Girls play in a deserted boat on a dry lake caused by a lack of water upstream in Zhengzhou, Henan province February 12, 2009.  REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Girls play in a deserted boat on a dry lake caused by a lack of water upstream in Zhengzhou, Henan province February 12, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Girls play in a deserted boat on a dry lake caused by a lack of water upstream in Zhengzhou, Henan province February 12, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Shop owner Gong Chui Zhen, 47, fixes trousers at the entrance to her shop in an old quarter of Shanghai August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Shop owner Gong Chui Zhen, 47, fixes trousers at the entrance to her shop in an old quarter of Shanghai August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Shop owner Gong Chui Zhen, 47, fixes trousers at the entrance to her shop in an old quarter of Shanghai August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A Tibetan Buddhist worshipper sits inside a local temple in the old part of Lhasa, Tibet June 21, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A Tibetan Buddhist worshipper sits inside a local temple in the old part of Lhasa, Tibet June 21, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A Tibetan Buddhist worshipper sits inside a local temple in the old part of Lhasa, Tibet June 21, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Couples dance at the Paramount Ballroom in Shanghai August 8, 2009.  REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Couples dance at the Paramount Ballroom in Shanghai August 8, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Couples dance at the Paramount Ballroom in Shanghai August 8, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>North Korean women perform in a North Korean restaurant in a hotel in Shanghai October 10, 2006. The Korean words on the curtain read "we are glad to meet you". REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

North Korean women perform in a North Korean restaurant in a hotel in Shanghai October 10, 2006. The Korean words on the curtain read "we are glad to meet you". REUTERS/Nir Elias

North Korean women perform in a North Korean restaurant in a hotel in Shanghai October 10, 2006. The Korean words on the curtain read "we are glad to meet you". REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A man sleeps next to his stand selling watermelons in downtown Shanghai July 16, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A man sleeps next to his stand selling watermelons in downtown Shanghai July 16, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A man sleeps next to his stand selling watermelons in downtown Shanghai July 16, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Li Renying (R), 70, and her husband Zhang Kunlin, 74, stand in front of a backdrop during a photography session in a studio that caters especially to the elderly, in Shanghai October 20, 2007. Studios were unable to provide such a service in the past due to the political climate brought about by the Cultural Revolution. The studio says they are the only one in Shanghai that provides photography sessions just for the elderly. The couple has been married for 50 years. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Li Renying (R), 70, and her husband Zhang Kunlin, 74, stand in front of a backdrop during a photography session in a studio that caters especially to the elderly, in Shanghai October 20, 2007. Studios were unable to provide such a service in the past...more

Li Renying (R), 70, and her husband Zhang Kunlin, 74, stand in front of a backdrop during a photography session in a studio that caters especially to the elderly, in Shanghai October 20, 2007. Studios were unable to provide such a service in the past due to the political climate brought about by the Cultural Revolution. The studio says they are the only one in Shanghai that provides photography sessions just for the elderly. The couple has been married for 50 years. 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>Hostesses from the Chinese delegation link their arms outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 5, 2007 before the opening ceremony of the National People's Congress. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Hostesses from the Chinese delegation link their arms outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 5, 2007 before the opening ceremony of the National People's Congress. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Hostesses from the Chinese delegation link their arms outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 5, 2007 before the opening ceremony of the National People's Congress. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Xiaoqing (L) and a consultant take part in an interview with Reuters at the Time Plastic surgery clinic in Shanghai February 4, 2010. The 21-year-old, who would only give her name as Xiaoqing, is seeking extensive plastic surgery to look like U.S. actress Jessica Alba, mainly because she hopes to win back her boyfriend who she said always wished she looked more like the Hollywood star. The hospital has agreed to do it for free to showcase their surgery skills. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Xiaoqing (L) and a consultant take part in an interview with Reuters at the Time Plastic surgery clinic in Shanghai February 4, 2010. The 21-year-old, who would only give her name as Xiaoqing, is seeking extensive plastic surgery to look like U.S....more

Xiaoqing (L) and a consultant take part in an interview with Reuters at the Time Plastic surgery clinic in Shanghai February 4, 2010. The 21-year-old, who would only give her name as Xiaoqing, is seeking extensive plastic surgery to look like U.S. actress Jessica Alba, mainly because she hopes to win back her boyfriend who she said always wished she looked more like the Hollywood star. The hospital has agreed to do it for free to showcase their surgery skills. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A migrant construction worker cleans the exterior of the "Sunny Valley", a structure to harness solar energy, at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo site in Shanghai, January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

A migrant construction worker cleans the exterior of the "Sunny Valley", a structure to harness solar energy, at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo site in Shanghai, January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A migrant construction worker cleans the exterior of the "Sunny Valley", a structure to harness solar energy, at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo site in Shanghai, January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Patients wait for orders as another fixes a new net for the basketball court before their morning exercise at the Kunming Municipal Compulsory Rehabilitation Centre in Kunming, Yunnan province November 13, 2009.  REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Patients wait for orders as another fixes a new net for the basketball court before their morning exercise at the Kunming Municipal Compulsory Rehabilitation Centre in Kunming, Yunnan province November 13, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Patients wait for orders as another fixes a new net for the basketball court before their morning exercise at the Kunming Municipal Compulsory Rehabilitation Centre in Kunming, Yunnan province November 13, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Uighur children watch television in a Friday market in Yarkand, in the region of Xinjiang April 4, 2008.  REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Uighur children watch television in a Friday market in Yarkand, in the region of Xinjiang April 4, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Uighur children watch television in a Friday market in Yarkand, in the region of Xinjiang April 4, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A Tibetan woman walks home with her donkey as she transports straw, on a road leading to Tsedang some 120 km (75 miles) west of the Lhasa Tibet Autonomous Region November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A Tibetan woman walks home with her donkey as she transports straw, on a road leading to Tsedang some 120 km (75 miles) west of the Lhasa Tibet Autonomous Region November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A Tibetan woman walks home with her donkey as she transports straw, on a road leading to Tsedang some 120 km (75 miles) west of the Lhasa Tibet Autonomous Region November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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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>A migrant construction worker from Henan province poses for a photo as he renovates a house in downtown Shanghai July 17, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A migrant construction worker from Henan province poses for a photo as he renovates a house in downtown Shanghai July 17, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A migrant construction worker from Henan province poses for a photo as he renovates a house in downtown Shanghai July 17, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A man takes a photo of his wife in the area opposite Tiananmen Square in Beijing on an early morning visit September 30, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A man takes a photo of his wife in the area opposite Tiananmen Square in Beijing on an early morning visit September 30, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A man takes a photo of his wife in the area opposite Tiananmen Square in Beijing on an early morning visit September 30, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A broker reads a newspaper at the Shanghai Stock Exchange in the financial area Lujiazui, Shanghai October 9, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A broker reads a newspaper at the Shanghai Stock Exchange in the financial area Lujiazui, Shanghai October 9, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A broker reads a newspaper at the Shanghai Stock Exchange in the financial area Lujiazui, Shanghai October 9, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A duck is seen in a moped's basket as its owner sell eggs during Sunday market in Hetian, in the region of Xinjiang, April 6, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A duck is seen in a moped's basket as its owner sell eggs during Sunday market in Hetian, in the region of Xinjiang, April 6, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A duck is seen in a moped's basket as its owner sell eggs during Sunday market in Hetian, in the region of Xinjiang, April 6, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A staff member of a tanning salon in Shanghai looks out of a tanning cabinet August 1, 2006. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A staff member of a tanning salon in Shanghai looks out of a tanning cabinet August 1, 2006. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A staff member of a tanning salon in Shanghai looks out of a tanning cabinet August 1, 2006. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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