Qingdao, China 2012
Kazakh nomads herd their livestock with their caravan across a plain in Altay, farwest China’s Xinjiang region, June 2, 2012. The Altay or known in Chinese as the Aletai region is situated in the most northern part of Xinjiang, sharing a border on the east with Mongolia and on the west with Russia.
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Fan Bingbing by Chen Man for i-D Magazine Fall 2012
Smuggled bear paws, arranged on the ground at the China-Russia border in Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on June 15, 2013. Two Russians were arrested for smuggling 213 bear paws into China at a China-Russia land border, according to the Chinese customs police’s recent announcement. Bear paws reportedly are believed by some people in China to have high nutritional value. (Reuters/Stringer)
— Radley Balko pointing out the stinging irony of a whistleblower fleeing the grasps of the United States government, supposedly a free country. (via antigovernmentextremist)
Thousand Buddha Stele (detail), Northern Zhou Dynasty, 557-581