A Look at Life in China Feb 2016


People wearing masks ride bicycles across a street in smog in Liaocheng, Shandong province, China, February 12, 2016. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



A vendor offers monkeys and other toys for sale as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at the temple fair at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth), in Beijing, China February 11, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



Balloons are stuck in a tree as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated in Beijing, China February 11, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



A boy wearing a mask poses for pictures as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at the temple fair at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth), in Beijing, China February 11, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



A man takes a picture of himself under red lanterns as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at the temple fair at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth), in Beijing, China February 11, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



Villagers have lunch to celebrate the Spring Festival, in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, China February 11, 2016. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



A boy strikes a pose while taking pictures of himself as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at the temple fair at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth), in Beijing, China February 11, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



People have their pictures taken under red lanterns as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at the temple fair at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth), in Beijing, China February 11, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



Swimmers dive in a half frozen lake at Beiling Park, in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China February 11, 2016. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



Passengers board a train during the Spring Festival travel rush at a railway station in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China February 11, 2016. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



People release paper lanterns to pray for good fortune in the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, at a square in Puyang, Henan province, February 9, 2016. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



Traditional buildings of a tourist spot are seen lit up at night in Liaocheng, Shandong province, February 10, 2016. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



A man rides a motorcycle along a street in the snow in Altay, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region, February 9, 2016. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



Acrobats perform on a tightrope as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at Daguanyuan park, in Beijing, China February 10, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



People shoot balloons with plastic guns at a fair at Daguanyuan park as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated, in Beijing, China February 10, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



A paramilitary policeman secures the area around a frozen pond as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at Daguanyuan park, in Beijing, China February 10, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



A paramilitary policeman is seen behind a decorated tree as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at Daguanyuan park, in Beijing, China February 10, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



A girl poses for pictures under decorated trees as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at Daguanyuan park, in Beijing, China February 10, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



A vendor selling toys and decoration waits for customers inside his booth as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at Daguanyuan park, in Beijing, China February 10, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



A paramilitary policeman stands guard as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at Daguanyuan park, in Beijing, China February 10, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



Acrobats perform on a tightrope as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at Daguanyuan park, in Beijing, China February 10, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)



People gather for lunch to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Sujiadian village, Cangnan county, Zhejiang province, February 9, 2016. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



A child plays with a dram before a new year ritual at Qiannan Ethnic Buyi and Ethnic Miao autonomous region, Guizhou province, February 9, 2016. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



A paramilitary policeman, dressed as a soldier from the Qing Dynasty, waits to take part in a rehearsal for the upcoming temple fair, adapted from an ancient Qing Dynasty ceremony where emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune, to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year of the Monkey at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth), in Beijing, China, February 6, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



A woman cleans in front of a monkey sculpture for a temple fair to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year of the Monkey at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth), in Beijing, China, February 6, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



A paramilitary policeman takes photographs next to his colleagues, dressed as soldiers from the Qing Dynasty, during a rehearsal for the upcoming temple fair, adapted from an ancient Qing Dynasty ceremony where emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune, to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year of the Monkey at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth), in Beijing, China, February 6, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



A woman poses in front of a monkey-shaped installation set up for celebrating the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey ahead of the temple fair in Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing, China, February 5, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)



A passenger rests in a waiting room of the Beijing Railway Station during the travel rush ahead of the upcoming Spring Festival in Beijing, China, February 5, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)



A vendor stands behind monkey soft toys displayed at a stall ahead of the temple fair celebrating the upcoming Spring Festival in Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing, China, February 5, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)



A man carries a child on a suitcase as they head to the Beijing Railway Station during the travel rush ahead of the upcoming Spring Festival in Beijing, China, February 5, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)



A vendor chooses a doll to arrange a display at a stall ahead of the temple fair celebrating the upcoming Spring Festival in Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing, China, February 5, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)



A woman sits on a portable chair as she waits to enter the Beijing Railway Station during the travel rush ahead of the upcoming Spring Festival in Beijing, China February 5, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)



Passengers walk towards Beijing Railway Station during the travel rush ahead of the upcoming Spring Festival in Beijing, China, February 4, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)



A passenger takes a nap at a waiting room as he waits for his train at Beijing Railway Station during the travel rush ahead of the upcoming Spring Festival in Beijing, China, February 4, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)



A passenger takes a nap at a waiting room as he waits for his train at Beijing Railway Station during the travel rush ahead of the upcoming Spring Festival in Beijing, China, February 4, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)



Passengers wait outside the Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangdong, China, February 2, 2016. (Photo by Zhong Ruijun/Reuters/Southern Metropolis Daily)



A man smokes as passengers wait outside the Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangdong, China, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Zhong Ruijun/Reuters/Southern Metropolis Daily)



Passengers wait outside the Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangdong, China, February 3, 2016. More than 50,000 passengers were stranded at a railway station in the Chinese city of Guangzhou on Tuesday because of weather delays, state media said, an inauspicious start for some as the country embarks upon its annual lunar new year travel rush. (Photo by Zhong Ruijun/Reuters/Southern Metropolis Daily)



A farmer sells cocks at a rural market in Puhe Village, Shenyang city, Liaoning province, China, 05 February 2016. Chinese return to their hometowns and buy foods preparing for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year. The holidays also called Spring Festival falls on 08 February 2016 and will mark the Year of the Monkey. (Photo by EPA)





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