Facing up to modern China

Posted on September 5, 2012

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It’s a country of nearly 1.4billion people – here are just a few of them.

A Mongolian cowboy takes pride in his win, Xilamuren plain, Inner Mongolia

A bottle collector sings for the crowds, Heavenly Ladder, Hua Shan, Shaanxi

Taking candy from a baby, Chengdu, Sichuan

Falling in. A troop of guards practise drilling in Chaoyang, Beijing

A storekeeper stops for a smoke, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia

Monk-eying around at the foot of The Big Buddha, Leshan, Sichuan

A small boy plays on waste ground outside the city walls, Datong, Shanxi

An old man enjoys a cigarette on The Bund, Shanghai

Three horsemen at dusk on the Xilamuren plain, Inner Mongolia

Lighting candles at the Golden Buddha, Mt Emei, Sichuan

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Posted in: Beijing, China, Photos