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Beijing Hutongs, Part II

Are you planning a trip to Beijing? If so, then make sure you include a visit to a hutong in your itinerary. These shared-housing neighborhoods offer a fantastic real-life glimpse at traditional Chinese culture. Unfortunately, many of Beijing's hutongs have been leveled in favor of apartment towers, but a few have received historical status, protecting them from demolition. Here are some pictures I took during a recent visit to the hutongs of Beijing's Lake District.

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The Lucky Ticket

The country is abuzz about tonight's Mega Millions lottery drawing with an estimated jackpot of $640 million. People from all walks of life are daydreaming about what they would do if they won. While browsing an Internet forum today, I came across a wide variety of ideas, ranging from practical:

I'd pay my debts!

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