Gang of mannequins, Shanghai

Mannequin Monday #14

On Shanghai’s busy Nanjing Road.

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Terraced rice paddies, near Nghia Lo Vietnam

Rice!

Terraced rice fields near Nghia Lo, Vietnam

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Performers outside of Blue Arc Stadium in Daegu, South Korea

Daegu Smiles

Performers gather just prior to a ceremony outside of Blue Arc Stadium in Daegu, South Korea. Smiles and peace signs were standard reactions among teenagers and young people as their picture was about to be taken.

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Drummers suspended over hundreds of dancers at the 2008 Olympic Closing Ceremony in Beijing

Beijing Olympics, Revisited

A brief look back at the 2008 Olympic Closing Ceremony in Beijing.

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War Mask, Eastern Turkey or Western Iran, 15th century - Museum of Islamic Art, Doha. Steel with gold inlay

Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art – Exhibit Notebook

31 pieces from the permanent collection of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.

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Napping shoppers, Shanghai, 2010

Shopping Fatigue, Shanghai

Even shoppers in China apparently get tired of buying all the things they make.

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Turtles at market, Nanning, China

Turtles at Market, Nanning

Turtles for sale at a market on the fringes of Nanning, China, a sprawling city of seven million many of you have never heard of. So it goes with many mid-sized Chinese cities.

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Non-smoking monk, Bangkok

Non-smoking monk, Bangkok

I like to tell people that I once dropped into Bangkok just long enough to enjoy an exquisite lunch. It’s mostly true.

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Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden, Nanning, China

Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden, Nanning

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 193rd (!) straight, provides a brief throwback to a late 2010 visit to the Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden in Nanning, China, quite likely one of the biggest cities you’ve never heard of*. The city of 6.6 million is the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang …

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