Topic: Beijing

Jeff Widener—AP
The Backstory

Tank Man at 25: Behind the Iconic Tiananmen Square Photo

On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, TIME talks to Jeff Widener about tank man — the most important photograph of his career.

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Egypt Friday protests
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: December 27 – January 3

From celebrations ringing in 2014 around the world and the swearing in of New York City’s new mayor to crackdowns on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the first legal sales of recreational marijuana in the United States, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Sept 11 Tribute in Light
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Pictures of the Week: September 6 – September 13

From the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and preparations for Yom Kippur to flash-flooding in Colorado and a rabbit and leopard cub testing their natural instincts, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Closeup

Pictures of the Week: February 8 – February 15

From The Pope’s resignation and murder charges for Oscar Pistorius to carnival celebrations in Rio and a meteorite hitting Earth, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Liu Jie
Photo Essay

Migrant Nation: Liu Jie Documents China’s Ongoing Transformation

Chinese photographer Liu Jie photographed more than 20 villages in the Chinese countryside, documenting the separation of rural families due to urban migration.

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Chinese weight lifters training for the London 2012 Olympics
Photo Essay

The Gold Standard: James Nachtwey Photographs China’s Female Weight Lifters

China has developed some of the toughest women weightlifters in the world. TIME contract photographer James Nachtwey documented China’s team as they prepared for the 2012 Olympic games in London.

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Daniel Ochoa de Olza—AP
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: June 29 – July 5

From South Sudan’s refugee crisis and Spain’s historic Euro 2012 win to the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team trials and a polar bear cub’s piggyback, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Lightbox May 20, 2012
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: May 18 — May 25

From India’s Sufi Muslim Urs Festival and the first intercontinental flight of the Solar Impulse to a suicide bombing of military soldiers in Sana’a and the beginning of Egypt’s presidential election, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Liu Bolin, courtesy of the artist and Eli Klein Fine Art
Out There

Hiding in the City with Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin employs photography as a means to explore the Chinese national identity while silently protesting its government. His work is on view at Eli Klein Fine Art gallery in New York City.

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Line 1, Beijing Subway, 2007
In Progress

Underneath Beijing, in Transit

In a dreamlike and hypnotic series of photographs, Gilles Sabrie documents commuters on the trains beneath Beijing, China.

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