A Chinese couple takes gas mask wedding photos in smoggy weather, Beijing, China - 25 Feb 2014. - It’s believed the pair took the shots to raise awareness of the city’s poor air quality which has grounded planes and closed roads. Chinese scientists have warned the country’s toxic air pollution is now so bad that it’s slowing photosynthesis in plants — and potentially wreaking havoc on the country’s food supply. *more pics in article.
Mei Lanfang (1894-1961), male actor in the stage dress of a young woman - the only role he played in the Beijing Opera (also known as the Peking Opera or Jingju Opera). He introduced Beijing Opera to the World with his tours to Japan in 1919 and 1924, to the U.S. in 1930, and the USSR in 1932 and 1935. more via chineseopera