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Blood orange sun tries to shine through Beijing smog  
   

Blood orange sun tries to shine through Beijing smog

First day in Beijing

September 25th 2011
Beijing, China. What did I expect? My mind was empty. This was to be the furthest away from home - in all ways - that we had ever been. Our plane descends from a blue sky into a cover of dense smog. The sun takes on the look of a blood orange through the smokey grey sky. We make our way via high speed train and a subway then along huge four lane boulevards on foot looking for our hostel. Th ... read more
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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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