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Dark side of Chinese cities

Between 2003 and 2010, Tan Weishan, a press photographer, used his camera to record the dark side of Chinese cities.

A gang of security guards batter a vender outside a clothing store in Guangzhou on October 14, 2004. Photo: Tan Weishan

A girl and his younger brother from central China’s Henan province give an acrobatic performance on the street in Guangzhou on June 9, 2005. Photo: Tan Weishan

A policewoman in plain clothes handcuffs a robber in the square of Guangzhou railway station on January 11, 2006. Photo: Tan Weishan

A patient with mental illness looks outside through a window in Guangzhou on November 4, 2005. Photo: Tan Weishan

A migrant child is tied to an iron window by his father due to his bad habits, which have led to his dropout, in a house in Guangzhou on September 20, 2006. Photo: Tan Weishan

Urban management officers (chengguan) forcibly take an old man out of his illegal residence during a house demolition campaign in Zhuhai on August 6, 2009. Photo: Tan Weishan

A woman gets ready to jump from a building, leaving her child to be adopted in Guangzhou on July 20, 2006. Photo: Tan Weishan

Relatives of victims killed in an explosion in a shipbuilding factory kneel down to journalists for help in Guangzhou on May 1, 2007 Photo: Tan Weishan

A naked girl eats scraps near Guangzhou airport on June 23, 2008. Photo: Tan Weishan

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