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Workers at Beijing University involved in the construction of new housing for foreign students.

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Workers on the Beijing University campus preparing the ground for new structures. Relations between elite university students and uneducated migrant workers are often strained.

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The sun sets over Beijing's Western Hills, silhouetting the hills and towers of the Summer Palace.

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Beijing's Western Hills, seen looking west from Beijing University.

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Day trippers climb the Western Hills (Xishan) northwest of Beijing.

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Children jump rope in a village in rural Shandong province

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A monk at Beijing's Yonghe Palace Lama Temple, behind which lie high-rise apartment buildings.

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In preparation for Beijing's hosting of the 1990 Asian Games, a billboard touts a Pan-Asian theme of "Unity, Friendship, Progress" over a multinational crowd assembled on the Great Wall

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Detail of wall a the base of the Temple of Heaven's Hall of Prayer for a Prosperous Year, capped by beams bearing the dragon and phoenix motif.

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Designed in 1531 (by the Ming Emperor Shizong, it is said), the Temple of Heaven's Hall of Prayer for a Prosperous Year known to modern tourists is the result of a 1751 renovation. The circular roof signifies Heaven, the square base earth.
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