Portrait of a lesser red panda, Ailurus fulgens.
Chengdu Panda Breeding Center, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
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The Li River winds through Guilin's karst mountains shrouded in mist.
Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi Province, China.
Sunrise over Guilin's distinctive karst mountains shrouded in mist.
Silhouetted ducks, grasses and calm waters at sunset.
Zhalong Nature Reserve, Heilongjiang, China.
A heavy haze of air pollution over part of the Forbidden City.
A colorful yellow and orange jellyfish swimming in an aquarium.
Beijing Aquarium, Beijing, China.
A scenic view of central Shanghai from the Shanghai World Financial Center.
Shanghai World Financial Center, The Bund, Shanghai, China.
A heavy haze of air pollution hanging over the Forbidden City.
Bamboo rafts carrying tourists on the Yulong River near rice paddies.
A woman poises on stone steps, Guilin's karst mountains are in back.
Part of the Forbidden City casting a reflection in calm water.
Water pollution in the ancient water town of Wuzhen.
Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province, China.
A heavily polluted river runs through a Jakarta slum.
Jakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Streets of the Kolay market bustle with people and traffic in central Kolkata.
Kolay market, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
A red bag filled with seeds for sale in a Yangshuo market.
Photographers photographing the Li River and karst mountains.
Electronics goods on sale in a market in the Chandni Chowk area of Kolkata.
Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
A farmer tending to his fields under Yangshuo's karst mountains.
Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi Province, China.
A karst mountain above Yangshuo buildings and lotus plants.
Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China.
A karst mountain above a riverside Yangshuo building and waterfall.
A woman poises on a wharf above the Li River fronting karst mountains.
Shops and apartment buildings line a Yangshuo street.
The clockface of Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament, London, England.
Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, England.
A man eating a bowl of pho, the traditional Vietnamese noodle soup.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Forested mountain and lake scenery.
Jiuzhaigou National Park, Sichuan, China.
A man carries recently harvested vegetables in fields on the outskirts of Kolkata.
An image of Albert Einstein made of multiple barcodes.
China Science and Technology Museum, Beijing, China.
Close up portrait of a giant panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca.
An atoll in the South China Sea viewed from an airplane.
South China Sea.
A man sprays pesticides on a field in the Punjab region of northwest India.
A Helicoprion bessonowi Karpinsky fossil display.
Paleozoological Museum of China, Beijing, China.
Solar panels on top of the Yingli Solar Company factory.
Baoding, Hebei, China.
A cyclist rides along the streets of Beijing at dusk.
The building exterior of the Natural History Museum in London.
Natural History Museum, London, England.
An inflatable frog sits in a lake in Yuyuantan Park.
Yuyuantan Park, Beijing, China.
A waterfall on the Li River framed in green foliage.
Guilin, Guangxi Province, China.
Grasses and calm lake waters at sunset in the Zhalong wetlands.
Costumed acrobatic dancers balancing on stage during a performance.
Beijing , Beijing , China Beijing, China.
Portrait of a colorful jellyfish, swimming.
Space suit in the Science Museum in London, England.
Science Museum, London, England.
Kowloon district from the International Commerce Centre's Sky 100.
Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
A Chinese national flag flying in front of the Oriental Pearl Tower.
Oriental Pearl Tower, Pudong, Shanghai, China.
Smog lingering over mountains outside of Beijing, China.
Commuters walking along a bridge in Jakarta.
A farmer holds micronutrient fertilizer before adding it to water to spray on his fields.
Elderly residents do tai chi in the Temple of Heaven Park.
Pedestrians and colorful signage in the Akihabara electronics district at night.
Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan.
People sell flower strings underneath the Howrah bridge on the banks of the Ganges River in Kolkata.
Howrah bridge, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Pollution in a small village near Kolkata whose residents recycle E-Waste.
Colourful shipping containers in the port area of Jakarta.
A display of a metal bust of Homo erectus, from Lantian.
A microraptor, Microraptor gui, fossil on display.
Tourists in the Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo.
A man carries a large basket on his head across the Howrah bridge in central Kolkata.
Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
A worker loads denim offcuts into a large dryer at a modern denim factory. The scraps will be used in making shoes.
Bien Hoa, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam.
People carrying flower strings near the Howrah bridge on the banks of the Ganges River in Kolkata.
Fish in an exhibit in the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Shanghai, China.
The sun burns through heavy air pollution in central Beijing.
Air pollution obscures the view of the Forbidden City.
Forbidden City, Beijing, China.
Air pollution obscures the view of the Olympic stadium.
A man wearing an air pollution mask uses his cellphone during the morning commute on the Beijing subway.
An office worker wearing an air pollution mask stands above a busy highway in the center of Beijing.
A man sorts through rubbish that has collected on the surface of a river.
A polluted river runs through slums in central Jakarta.
A woman holding tea leaves collected from a plantation in the mountain valleys of northern Sichuan.
Pingwu, Sichuan, China.
Tourists between long walls in the Forbidden City.
The Forbidden City on a heavily polluted day.
Air pollution hangs over a hill in the countryside of rural China.
Shandong Province, China.
Air pollution hangs over central Beijing.
On a heavily polluted day, busy traffic passes along the second ring road in west Beijing.
A young couple wearing air pollution masks hold hands during a walk through Beijing's Olympic Park.
A Tibetan woman burning animal dung in her fields.
A dark path on Elephant Mountain in central Taipei.
Elephant Mountain, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
A woman looks out a restaurant's window.
Skyscrapers against a blue sky in downtown Chicago.
Trees in a park in New York City.
New York, New York.
Wooden shacks in a slum community in central Jakarta.
Inside a factory producing wind turbines.
A woman works in fields on the outskirts of Kolkata.
A reflection of shoppers in the Sanlitun shopping district in Beijing, China.
Clouds reflect on a lake at the base of the Dagu Glacier in Sichuan.
Dagu Glacier National Park, Sichuan Province, China.
Pedestrians walking through a modern shopping district.
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