Qingdao

A woman covers her mouth as smoke rises from a street damaged by an explosion of a Sinopec Corp oil pipeline in Qingdao, Shandong province November 22, 2013. An explosion in a Sinopec Corp oil pipeline killed 35 people in Qingdao in eastern China on Friday, causing a blaze that took several hours to bring under control and halting operations at a major oil port, media and ship brokers said.

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A woman covers her mouth against the smoke in a street damaged by an explosion at a Sinopec oil pipeline in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. The explosion killed 35 people and caused a blaze that took several hours to bring under control, halting operations at a major oil port.

A Chinese beachgoer wearing a protective head mask, dubbed "face-kinis" by Chinese netizens, on a public beach in Qingdao, northeast China's Shandong province. The face masks were initially designed to protect from sunburn but it turns out they are also quite handy at repelling insects and jellyfish, as many people in China dislike getting a tan, especially on the face.

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A Chinese beachgoer wearing a protective head mask, dubbed “face-kinis” by Chinese netizens, on a public beach in Qingdao, northeast China’s Shandong province. The face masks were initially designed to protect from sunburn but it turns out they are also quite handy at repelling insects and jellyfish, as many people in China dislike getting a tan, especially on the face.

A worker cleans algae off a fence near the coastline in Qingdao, Shandong province, June 28, 2013.

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A worker cleans algae off a fence near the coastline in Qingdao, Shandong province, China on Friday.

A swimmer walks on a beach covered in seaweed in the coastal city of Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong province, 17 June 2013. The seaweed, named enteromorpha prolifera grow quickly due to marine water eutrophication and warm weather following the ocean current that gather at the coastlines of Qingdao and the neighboring cities in recent days. This causes oxygen deficiency for the marine aquaculture and bad effects for the tourism.

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A swimmer walks on a beach covered in seaweed in the coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province in eastern China.