Pramod Shakya (Xi'an City, China). Photographed in Xi'an city, China, September 2011.
This image was taken of a building being constructed at Xi'an Jiaotong University where the photographer is a student. Shakya used a Nikon D7000 to capture the photograph before giving it a final touch in PhotoShop CS5.
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