June 4, 2014
From Tiananmen Square, 25 Years Ago, one of 44 photos.  A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Cangan Boulevard in Tiananmen Square, on on June 5, 1989. The man, calling for an end to violence and bloodshed against pro-democracy demonstrators, was pulled away by bystanders, and the tanks continued on their way. More on this iconic image and the still-anonymous “tank man” here. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener)

From Tiananmen Square, 25 Years Ago, one of 44 photos. A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Cangan Boulevard in Tiananmen Square, on on June 5, 1989. The man, calling for an end to violence and bloodshed against pro-democracy demonstrators, was pulled away by bystanders, and the tanks continued on their way. More on this iconic image and the still-anonymous “tank man” here. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener)

April 11, 2014
From A Hundred-Pound Suit of Bees, one of 12 photos. She Ping, a 34 year-old beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality on April 9, 2014. Ping released more than 460,000 bees, using queen bees to attract them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighed 45.65kg (100 pounds) within 40 minutes. (AFP/Getty Images)

From A Hundred-Pound Suit of Bees, one of 12 photos. She Ping, a 34 year-old beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality on April 9, 2014. Ping released more than 460,000 bees, using queen bees to attract them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighed 45.65kg (100 pounds) within 40 minutes. (AFP/Getty Images)

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November 6, 2013
From Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man, one of 28 photos. Liu Bolin, a Chinese artist, waits for the finishing touches to his camouflage, before being completely blended into the background, in front of a shelf lined with comic books, as part of a series of performances in Caracas, Venezuela, on November 2, 2013. Liu, known as “the invisible man” for using painted-on camouflage to blend into the backdrops of his photographs, will be performing in Caracas till November 6. (Reuters/Jorge Silva)

From Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man, one of 28 photos. Liu Bolin, a Chinese artist, waits for the finishing touches to his camouflage, before being completely blended into the background, in front of a shelf lined with comic books, as part of a series of performances in Caracas, Venezuela, on November 2, 2013. Liu, known as “the invisible man” for using painted-on camouflage to blend into the backdrops of his photographs, will be performing in Caracas till November 6. (Reuters/Jorge Silva)

September 6, 2013
From Scenes From 21st-Century China, one of 40 photos. Here, a Beijing Opera actress applies makeup backstage before the show begins in Shanghai, China, on June 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

From Scenes From 21st-Century China, one of 40 photos. Here, a Beijing Opera actress applies makeup backstage before the show begins in Shanghai, China, on June 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

August 16, 2013
From A Lotus in the Desert: China’s Xiangshawan Resort, one of 28 photos. The Desert Lotus Hotel in Xiangshawan Desert, also called Resonant Sand Gorge in Ordos, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, on July 19, 2013. Xiangshawan is in the Kubuqi Desert, a small section of the Gobi Desert about 350 miles (563 km) west of Beijing. Visitors sliding down 110-meter-high, 45-degree sand hills, cause the “singing sands” to produce a roaring or booming sound, a natural phenomenon still not fully understood. The hotel is part of a larger tourist resort built in the desert in recent years. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

From A Lotus in the Desert: China’s Xiangshawan Resort, one of 28 photos. The Desert Lotus Hotel in Xiangshawan Desert, also called Resonant Sand Gorge in Ordos, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, on July 19, 2013. Xiangshawan is in the Kubuqi Desert, a small section of the Gobi Desert about 350 miles (563 km) west of Beijing. Visitors sliding down 110-meter-high, 45-degree sand hills, cause the “singing sands” to produce a roaring or booming sound, a natural phenomenon still not fully understood. The hotel is part of a larger tourist resort built in the desert in recent years. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

August 7, 2013
From 26 Years of Growth: Shanghai Then and Now, one of 3 photo pairs. An animated combination picture shows the financial district of Pudong in 1987 and in 2013 with the nearly-complete Shanghai Tower, in the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, on July 31, 2013. (Reuters/Stringer, Carlos Barria)

From 26 Years of Growth: Shanghai Then and Now, one of 3 photo pairs. An animated combination picture shows the financial district of Pudong in 1987 and in 2013 with the nearly-complete Shanghai Tower, in the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, on July 31, 2013. (Reuters/Stringer, Carlos Barria)

July 9, 2013
From China’s Manned Space Program, one of 29 photos. Here, Chinese astronaut Nie Haisheng waves before stepping out of the re-entry capsule of China’s Shenzhou-10 spacecraft after it landed in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on June 26, 2013. Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Wednesday, touching down after a successful 15-day mission in which they docked with a space laboratory. (Reuters/China Daily)

From China’s Manned Space Program, one of 29 photos. Here, Chinese astronaut Nie Haisheng waves before stepping out of the re-entry capsule of China’s Shenzhou-10 spacecraft after it landed in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on June 26, 2013. Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Wednesday, touching down after a successful 15-day mission in which they docked with a space laboratory. (Reuters/China Daily)

June 4, 2013
From Tiananmen Square, Then and Now, one of 50 photos (from 2012). A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Cangan Boulevard in Tiananmen Square, on on June 5, 1989. The man, calling for an end to violence and bloodshed against pro-democracy demonstrators, was pulled away by bystanders, and the tanks continued on their way. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener)

From Tiananmen Square, Then and Now, one of 50 photos (from 2012). A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Cangan Boulevard in Tiananmen Square, on on June 5, 1989. The man, calling for an end to violence and bloodshed against pro-democracy demonstrators, was pulled away by bystanders, and the tanks continued on their way. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener)

May 15, 2013
From Harley Davidson National Rally in China, one of 18 photos. A couple rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle during the annual Harley Davidson National Rally in Qian Dao Lake, in Zhejiang Province, China, on May 11, 2013. Around 1,000 Harley Davidson enthusiasts from all over China met at the rally, as part of the company’s 110-year anniversary. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

From Harley Davidson National Rally in China, one of 18 photos. A couple rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle during the annual Harley Davidson National Rally in Qian Dao Lake, in Zhejiang Province, China, on May 11, 2013. Around 1,000 Harley Davidson enthusiasts from all over China met at the rally, as part of the company’s 110-year anniversary. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

May 13, 2013
From Sichuan Earthquake: Five Years Later, one of 26 photos. Here, residents gather before a monument on the 5th anniversary of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, on May 12, 2013, in Yingxiu township of Wenchuan county, Sichuan province. China. (AFP/Getty Images)

From Sichuan Earthquake: Five Years Later, one of 26 photos. Here, residents gather before a monument on the 5th anniversary of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, on May 12, 2013, in Yingxiu township of Wenchuan county, Sichuan province. China. (AFP/Getty Images)

May 8, 2013
From Chinese DIY Inventions, one of 39 photos. Zhang Wuyi sits in his newly made multi-seater submarine at his new workshop near an artificial pool in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, on November 14, 2012. Zhang, a local farmer who is interested in scientific inventions, has independently made seven miniature submarines with several fellow engineers, one of which was sold to a businessman in Dalian at a price of 100,000 yuan ($15,855) in 2011. The submarines, mainly designed for harvesting aquatic products, such as sea cucumber, have a diving depth of 20-30 meters (66-98 feet), and can travel for 10 hours, local media reported. (Reuters/Stringer)

From Chinese DIY Inventions, one of 39 photos. Zhang Wuyi sits in his newly made multi-seater submarine at his new workshop near an artificial pool in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, on November 14, 2012. Zhang, a local farmer who is interested in scientific inventions, has independently made seven miniature submarines with several fellow engineers, one of which was sold to a businessman in Dalian at a price of 100,000 yuan ($15,855) in 2011. The submarines, mainly designed for harvesting aquatic products, such as sea cucumber, have a diving depth of 20-30 meters (66-98 feet), and can travel for 10 hours, local media reported. (Reuters/Stringer)

April 23, 2013
From Sichuan Earthquake Recovery, one of 39 photos. A rescuer walks in front of a damaged building after Saturday’s earthquake in Lingguan town of Baoxing county, Sichuan province, on April 22, 2013. Rescuers struggled to reach a remote, rural corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country’s worst earthquake in three years climbed to 208 with 11,000 injuries. The 6.6 magnitude quake struck in Lushan county, near the city of Ya’an in the southwestern province of Sichuan, close to where a devastating 7.9 quake hit in May 2008, killing 70,000. (Reuters/Aly Song)

From Sichuan Earthquake Recovery, one of 39 photos. A rescuer walks in front of a damaged building after Saturday’s earthquake in Lingguan town of Baoxing county, Sichuan province, on April 22, 2013. Rescuers struggled to reach a remote, rural corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country’s worst earthquake in three years climbed to 208 with 11,000 injuries. The 6.6 magnitude quake struck in Lushan county, near the city of Ya’an in the southwestern province of Sichuan, close to where a devastating 7.9 quake hit in May 2008, killing 70,000. (Reuters/Aly Song)

March 22, 2013
From China’s Toxic Water, one of 17 photos. On World Water Day, a look at part of southern China. Here, a woman fetches water from the Yangtze river. Fifty families of fishermen live in Yanglingang village. They fish for their livelihood and have been drinking water from the Yangtze for decades. In the last few years, however, the river has been significantly polluted, and the fishermen noticed that the water has a strange flavor. Since 2003, factory construction has erupted all around Yanglingang. Today the little fishing village is surrounded by power plants, paper-making factories, and chemical plants. (© Lu Guang/Greenpeace)

From China’s Toxic Water, one of 17 photos. On World Water Day, a look at part of southern China. Here, a woman fetches water from the Yangtze river. Fifty families of fishermen live in Yanglingang village. They fish for their livelihood and have been drinking water from the Yangtze for decades. In the last few years, however, the river has been significantly polluted, and the fishermen noticed that the water has a strange flavor. Since 2003, factory construction has erupted all around Yanglingang. Today the little fishing village is surrounded by power plants, paper-making factories, and chemical plants. (© Lu Guang/Greenpeace)

March 5, 2013
From China: Portrait of a People, one of 35 photos. A Beijing maiden wearing a traditional qipao made in Beijing. (© Tom Carter, as seen in the book CHINA: Portrait of a People)

From China: Portrait of a People, one of 35 photos. A Beijing maiden wearing a traditional qipao made in Beijing. (© Tom Carter, as seen in the book CHINA: Portrait of a People)

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February 11, 2013
From Chinese Lunar New Year 2013, one of 29 photos. A man watches as fireworks light up the skyline of Shanghai in celebration of Chinese New Year in Shanghai, on February 10, 2013. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

From Chinese Lunar New Year 2013, one of 29 photos. A man watches as fireworks light up the skyline of Shanghai in celebration of Chinese New Year in Shanghai, on February 10, 2013. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)