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China, the most populous country and the second-largest economy in the world, is a vast, dynamic nation that continues to grow and evolve in the 21st century. In this, the latest entry in a semi-regular series on China, we find images of tremendous variety, including astronauts, nomadic herders, replica European villages, pole dancers, RV enthusiasts, traditional farmers, and inventors. This collection is only a small view of the people and places in China over the past several weeks. [47 photos]

Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut, waves during a departure ceremony at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu province, on June 16, 2012. China sent its first woman taikonaut into outer space this week, prompting a surge of national pride as the rising power takes its latest step towards putting a space station in orbit within the decade. Liu, a 33-year-old fighter pilot, joined two other taikonauts aboard the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft when it lifted off from a remote Gobi Desert launch site. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

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China’s Wild West is an acerbic and provocative series of photographs by Chloe Dewe Mathews focussing on the contested lives of a sparse populace in China’s Xinjiang region. There is a state of suspension in some of the photos when the viewer begins to question what it is they are actually looking at, asking whether some post manipulation has been employed. But there is none and such clever stop-in-your-tracks devices only add to the underlying narrative of the people that Mathews captures – their story being one of surveillance, suppression and discrimination. (Read more)

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