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Beijing 2002 – Days 8 & 9: Shanghai Airport, Picture of my souvenir haul

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Plasmatron screens were everywhere at Shanghai Airport

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A side-on view of my precious fake Rolex watch collection :-)

Beijing 2002 – Day 7: Prince Gong’s Palace, Coal Hill Park, Xiushui “Silk” Markets, Hutong, Silk Rug Factory

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An old man doing what I could never do!

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Elderly locals playing music in a garden at Beihai Park

Beijing 2002 – Day 6: School for Ethnic Minorities, Silk Factory, Peking Opera at Prince Gong’s Palace

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Students at the Beijing School for Ethnic Minorities at a morning assembly

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Ren and the inn-keeper, Liu Lihua, still looking for each other

Beijing 2002 – Day 5: The Temple of Heaven, China Resources Building Lunch, Llama Temple (Yonghe Gong), & Peking Duck Restaurant

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The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests

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The number of roast ducks served since 1864

Beijing 2002 – Day 4: Beijing Zoo, The Summer Palace, Cloisonne Factory, & the Chaoyang Theatre Acrobatics Show

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Close-up of a Panda eating bamboo

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View of an impressive, octagonal, building across the lake

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A boy balancing on a plank of wood and flicking plates onto his head

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This was truly amazing! The girls in mid-air were being spun around and juggled back and forth!

Beijing 2002 – Day 3: The Great Wall, “Pub Street”, City at Night

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A view of the wall with a guard tower

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Driving past The Great Hall of the People

Beijing 2002 – Day 2: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, & the Ming Tombs

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View of the entrance to the Forbidden City from Tiananmen Square

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Close-up of the Hall of Supreme Harmony

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Close-up of roof tiles; more animals indicate an important building

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The triumphal arch at the beginning of the “Spirit Way”