Jaw-Dropping Aerial Photos Show The Diversity Of Life In China

One country, many lifestyles.

14/04/2016 2:24 AM AEST | Updated 14/04/2016 2:25 AM AEST
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Our collection of aerial photos show the diversity of lifestyles in China. Flower fields in Yangzhou city in China's Jiangsu province.

With 3.7 million square miles and 1.4 billion people, China is at the same time eccentric, colorful, busy and creative -- and these photos prove it.

From an epic traffic jam in Beijing to a peaceful tea-picking session in Zhejiang province, these aerial photos show that the Middle Kingdom contains traces of old and new, tradition and modernity.

Marvel at some of our favorite aerial photos, made available by Reuters, below.

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    Delivery men take part in a seemingly grueling training session in Shanghai.
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    Hundreds of thousands of vehicles are stuck at a toll station near Beijing as people return home after a seven-day-long public holiday.
  • Sheng Li / Reuters
    Colorful rock formations at the Danxia National Geological Park, near Zhangye, Gansu province.
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    People assemble a 607-foot-long, 22-foot-wide carpet with candy on a street in Chengdu. To the right of the giant carpet is a sculpture of a giant panda hanging on the exterior of a department store.
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    Martial arts students train in Dengfeng, Henan Province.
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    Rice plants are shaped in the map of China in a paddy field in Zhonghong village.
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    Scrapped taxis line up in a parking lot in Taiyuan after the city adapts to electric taxis.
  • David Johnson / Reuters
    Ten thousand public bicycles are covered under a plastic rain cover in Guangzhou.
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    Workers pick tea leaves at a plantation in Dongyang, Zhejiang province.
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    People fish along the bank of the Yellow River in Pinglu county.
  • Sheng Li / Reuters
    Brand new Chevrolet cars are parked at a General Motors parking lot in Shenyang, a city in Liaoning province.
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    An aerial view of a public cemetery in Hangzhou, a major city in Zhejiang province.
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    People burn paper money as they pray at a cemetery in Fuzhou, Jiangxi province during Qingming festival, a holiday dedicated to paying respects to ancestors at their graves.
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    Boats are anchored in a bay in Taizhou, a city on China's east coast.
  • Sheng Li / Reuters
    New Audi cars are lined up in an open-air parking lot in Changchun, Jilin province.
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    A tulip field in Zhumadian, Henan province.


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