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The beginning of it all  

The beginning of it all

Journey to the Top of the World

October 3rd 2007
Mountains surround the city. The air is clean, fresh and crisp. The blue sky and dazzling sunlight force me to shade my eyes even though I am wearing sunglasses. Monks pass each other on the street as pedicabs whizz past, their bells clanking and ringing. Ethnic Tibetan families travel together in small groups, their skin darkened from the sun and their cheeks red from the wind. The faithful ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Chaoyang district » Central Business district

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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