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Modern Relaxing, Old Practices

This bird is one of many in Beijing Language and Culture University's Bird Garden. Tying birds into cages like this one is a traditional practice. Many of the birds are bright colors with special features. This man relaxes with his smart phone next to them. Amazed at how close I could be to the bird, this feeling quickly dissipated into sympathy for the animal's plight. The man blew smoke at the bird and asked, "Cute, huh?"

TAGS: China, City, Sad, Tradition

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2015
Total Views: 10
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 6, 2015, 3:47 p.m.
Camera Make: Apple
Camera Model: iPhone 5
Focal Length: 4.1mm
Shutter Speed: 1/120
Aperture: f2.4
ISO: ISO80
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