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workers on scaffolding in Beijing
February 22, 2016

Setting the Stage

The 2008 Beijing Olympics brought a construction boom to the city; while it has slowed since then, the construction hasn’t ceased. Your Shot member Rou Yu came across these workers lit from behind on staging—likely erected to celebrate the Chinese New Year—between the Bird’s Nest, or Beijing National Stadium, and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, known informally as the Water Cube.

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Photograph by Rou Yu, National Geographic Your Shot

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