Zizhuyuan Park

A Chinese boatman (L) takes tourists for a ride amongst water lily pads at Zizhuyuan Park, which translates as Purple Bamboo Park, in Beijing on August 12, 2013.  The number of tourists visiting China's capital fell by more than 14 percent in the first half of this year compared to 2012, with air pollution blamed for the decline.

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A boatman takes tourists for a ride among water lilies at Zizhuyuan park, in Beijing, on Monday. The number of tourists visiting China’s capital fell by more than 14 per cent in the first half of this year compared to 2012, with air pollution blamed for the decline.