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Visitors walk down a steep section on a restored part of the Great Wall of China, at Mutianyu, north of Beijing on July 4, 2014. The Great Wall, originally built to keep out invaders from the north, stretches thousands of kilometers across northern China, but much of it is in poor condition.

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Visitors walk down a steep section on a restored part of the Great Wall of China, at Mutianyu, north of Beijing on Friday

children playing with algae on a beach in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province

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Children playing among the algae that has engulfed the beach in the city of Qingdao, in Shandong province, China

Diners are suspended from a crane as they enjoy a meal organized by the "Dinner in the Sky" over Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on June 27, 2014. Dinner in the Sky kicked off in Shanghai on June 27 with 22 diners enjoying their meal in a sky box suspended from a crane about 50 meters above the ground, at a price that varies from 1,888 yuan (302 USD) to 8,888 yuan (1,423 USD)

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Diners are suspended from a crane as they enjoy a meal organized by the “Dinner in the Sky” over Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on Friday. Dinner in the Sky kicked off in Shanghai with 22 diners enjoying their meal in a sky box suspended from a crane about 50 meters above the ground

Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 27,2014. U Thein Sein is on a visit to China from June 27 to 30.

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Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

Players battle for the ball during their match at the swamp soccer China tournament in Beijing, June 26, 2014. The 32 teams from across the country participated in the soccer event to celebrate the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Players battle for the ball during a match at a swamp soccer tournament in Beijing. A total of 32 teams from across China participated in the event.

An pro-democracy activist scuffles with police officers while Zhang Zhijun, director of China's Taiwan Affairs Office meets with Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council minister Wang Yu-chi, in Taoyuan June 25, 2014. Zhang, China's top official in charge of Taiwan ties will make a landmark visit to the island this week to try to woo Taiwanese who remain suspicious about a pending trade pact as well as meet a senior figure from the pro-independence opposition.

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A pro-democracy activist scuffles with police officers while Zhang Zhijun, director of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, meets with Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council minister Wang Yu-chi, in Taoyuan on Wednesday. Mr Zhang is trying to woo Taiwanese who remain suspicious about a pending trade pact.

Tibetans throw praying papers on horseback as they gather for a traditional praying festival called "Wei Sang", in Hongyuan county...Tibetans throw praying papers on horseback as they gather for a traditional praying festival called "Wei Sang", in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province June 18, 2014. The festival is usually held in every May or June, when Tibetans burn tree branches to create smoke and throw praying papers to wish for good fortunes and a better pasture season. Picture taken June 18, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Tibetans throw prayer papers as they gather for the traditional praying festival called “Wei Sang”, in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China. During the festival, which is held in May or June, Tibetans burn tree branches to create smoke and throw prayer papers to wish for good fortune and a better harvest season. Read more

Tibetan participants perform on horses during a traditional equestrian competition in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture...Tibetan participants perform on horses during a traditional equestrian competition in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province June 17, 2014. Picture taken June 17, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Tibetan participants perform on horses during a traditional equestrian competition in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in China Read more

China Sets Sights on Future Glory With World's Biggest Football Academy...QINGYUAN, CHINA - JUNE 12:  Young Chinese football players drink water from a communal tap after training at the Evergrande International Football School on June 12, 2014 near Qingyuan in Guangdong Province, China. The sprawling 167-acre campus is the brainchild of property tycoon Xu Jiayin, whose ambition is to train a generation of young athletes to establish China as a football powerhouse. The school is considered the largest football academy in the world with 2400 students, more than 50 pitches and a squad of Spanish coaches through a partnership with Real Madrid. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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Young Chinese football players attend classes after training at the Evergrande International Football School near Qingyuan in Guangdong Province, China. The sprawling 167-acre campus is the brainchild of property tycoon Xu Jiayin, whose ambition is to train a generation of young athletes to establish China as a football powerhouse. The school is considered the largest football academy in the world with 2,400 students, more than 50 pitches and a squad of Spanish coaches through a partnership with Real Madrid Read more

Police officers from a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team take part in a survival drill in Qiannan prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou province.

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Police officers from a Swat (special weapons and tactics) team take part in a survival drill in Qiannan prefecture, Guizhou province, southwest China