An expat's life in Chinaenter
Gavin Jon Mowat, editor and columnist for People's Daily Online.
Funny Pictures
A model presents a creation from the REBECCA MINKOFF Fall/Winter 2012 collection during New York Fashion Week, Feb. 10, 2012. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)
People visit the exhibition of copper statues at Henan Museum in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, Feb. 11, 2012. The exhibition has displayed 148 copper statues by 45 artists. (Xinhua/Li An)
Two divers perform mermaid and prince in the water at Qingdao Underwater World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 11, 2012. As Valentine's Day is approaching, the theme of love has become popular at some tourist sites. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)
People burn incense at the Great Buddist Temple in Jishan County, north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 11, 2012. During the "Mountain Climbing Festival", which falls on the 20th day of the first month in Chinese lunar calendar, local people will worship budda, beat drums, and toll bells in the Great Buddist Temple to pray for good fortune. This local festival has lasted for more than 800 years.(Xinhua/Li Lujian)
A model demonstrates how to wear a costume of the Miao ethnic group during a Miao costume contest held in Kaili, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 10, 2012. Eighteen local teams were involved in the competition that took place here on Friday. (Xinhua/Yang Hongtao)
Performers heat their drums prior to the parade of "Desfile de Llamadas", a popular festival held during the carnival season in Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, on Feb. 9, 2012. (Xinhua/Nicolas Celaya)
A staff member uses a glue stick to fix a worn-out ancient Tibetan classic in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 10, 2012. In 2006, two renowned temples in Lhasa, the Sera Monastery and the Jokhang Temple, invested three million yuan (about 476,910 U.S. dollars) on a studio that dedicates itself to the preservation of ancient Tibetan classics. So far the studio has restored and published 328 classics kept in the Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery and the Norbu Lingka Palace, covering a range from Buddhist scriptures to traditional Tibetan medicine, while digital versions over 3,000 classics have been made for future publications. (Xinhua/Chogo)
 Visitors visit the exhibition of the First Dragon of China which kicked off in Hong Kong on Feb. 9, 2012. (Xinhua/Wang Yongji)
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