A ritual dance described as Tibetan Buddhist, likely photographed at the Yellow Temple near the since demolished Anding Gate in northern Beijing, Photo by Heinz von Perckhammer, an Austrian marine navy soldier from Meran (now in Italy) who lived in China between 1914 and 1927. After the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and his retirement from the military, he worked as a photographer in Beijing.
Beijing residents watch sunrise on giant commercial screens. The smog has become so thick in Beijing that the city's natural light-starved masses have begun flocking to huge digital commercial television screens across the city to observe virtual sunrises. The screens installed usually advertize tourist destinations.
Populations of tigers, pandas, and manatees all started growing for the first time in years. China Daily/via REUTERS via @AOL_Lifestyle Read more: http://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/01/01/16-events-from-2016-that-should-give-you-hope-for-the-future/21645821/?a_dgi=aolshare_pinterest#fullscreen