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    Imperial burial ground

    Between the Tamagawa and the mausoleum (on the left when facing the mausoleum) is this gated burial space reserved for members of Japan's Imperial family.

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    National Museum complex

    Built in 1958 on the eastern edge of tiananmen Square, the 69,000 sq. m. National Museum Building (Bowuguan daxia) houses both the Museum of Chinese History (Zhongguo lishi bowuguan) and the Museum of the Chinese Revolution (Zhongguo geming bowuguan).

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    Stairs to Kobo Daishi's mausoleum

    This is the view of the mausoleum from the near side of the Tamagawa bridge.

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    Jizo statues

    Just two of thousands of these little statues along the path to Okunoin.

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    Kannon and Jizo

    This is the same statue as in cocrejpn0183.

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    Beijing from the Summer Palace

    Northwest Beijing as seen looking over Kunming lake at the Summer Palace - Qingyi Garden

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    Good Friend Book Rental

    A small privately-run library advertises its wares in the window of the old brick structure it shares with the New Life Barber shop.

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    Happily to work

    Gateway to the branch office of a Beijing textile company benignly urges workers to "Happily, happily come to work" (left) and "Safely and soundly go back home."

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    Western Hills from Beijing University

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

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    Beijing Welcomes You in the Year of the Dragon

    A policeman surveys traffic under a billboard sporting Mickey Mouse and a cartoon dragon welcoming tourists in three languages.

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    Alley scene

    Haidian district residents on a narrow street lined with pre-1949 era brick structures.

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    An afternoon at the Imperial Palace

    An elderly man rests with his grandson on the steps approaching the Gate of Supreme Harmony (Taihemen) in the Forbidden City

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    Pay Toilet

    A public toilet outside the Summer Palace sports traditional round entryways and chains to shape the queue. Under an umbrella to the right attendants charge admission.

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    Village jump rope

    Children jump rope in a village in rural Shandong province

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    Kids playing

    Two young boys playing in a Beijing street

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    Museum complex across tiananmen Square

    On the eastern side of tiananmen Square lies the 69,000 sq. m. National Museum Building (Bowuguan daxia) housing both the Museum of Chinese History (Zhongguo lishi bowuguan) and the Museum of the Chinese Revolution (Zhongguo geming bowuguan).

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    Beijing University's glorious legacy

    Section of a poster on a campus kiosk tells new Beijing University students the history of the institution, including its relation to May Fourth and CCP luminaries like Li Dazhao, Chen Duxiu, Mao Zedong and Lu Xun, all of whom worked or taught on campus.

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    Gugong Jinshuiqiao

    A winding stone balustrade lines the Inner Golden River, which meanders through the courtyard separating Meridian Gate (Wu men), entrance to the Imperial Palace, from the Gate of Supreme Harmony leading to the main halls of the complex beyond.

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    Tiantan Huangqingdian with gate

    Gate and roof of the Hall of Sovereign Heaven at the rear of the Temple of Heaven complex, which housed tablets representing heavenly spirits (but not that of Heaven itself, which resided in the Imperial Vault of Heaven).

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    Tiantan Huangqiandian

    Gate and roof of the Hall of Sovereign Heaven at the rear of the Temple of Heaven complex, which housed tablets representing heavenly spirits (but not that of Heaven itself, which resided in the Imperial Vault of Heaven).