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China and images through a dark glass

I've learned that there's no quicker way for a reporting trip to get nipped in the bud than to be spotted taking photographs of Chinese police. So, on stories where that's a consideration I now try to get my snaps while riding from one interview to the next. Sitting in the back of a vehicle with tinted windows, the results are often ... not sharp. 

But as I was going through photos from my trip to a district of the Chongqing municipality last week, well, I sort of liked the fuzziness. Thought I'd pass them along:

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