Simply a collection of some amazing recent aerial images showing the vast diversity of landscapes across China, from cities to mountains, deserts to sea shores, and much more.

1. People walk along a high cliff wall on a glass-floored sightseeing walkway in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China, on August 1, 2016.
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2. An aerial drone view of trees with fall foliage along a small lake in Nanjing, China.
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3. A section of the Great Wall near Beijing in winter.
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4. A suburban neighborhood in Wuhan, Hubei, China, viewed on March 11, 2016.
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5. A flock of sheep in Inner Mongolia's Gobi Desert on July 21, 2016.
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6. Longyin Temple, overlooking the Shunan Bamboo Sea in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China.
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7. Looking down on Shanghai's Yu Yuan garden after a snowfall.
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8. A lotus field in Quzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, photographed on July 9, 2016.
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9. Terraced fields near Tiger-Mouth Village, Yuanyang, Yun'nan, China.
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10. Looking down on part of Hong Kong, near Victoria Peak.
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11. Nanpu Bridge in Shanghai.
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12. Piles of unused shared bicycles which were collected by police after they blocked pathways, stand abandoned in a field in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on June 28, 2017.
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13. Solar panels cover south-facing hillsides in a part of rural China.
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14. Putuo Dao Island Temple on Erhai Lake in Dali, Yunnan Province.
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15. An aerial view of Shanghai Pentagonal Mart in Huinan Town of Pudong District in Shanghai. This pentagonal marketplace, resembling the Pentagon in the U.S., became the largest vacant building in Shanghai in January of 2016. Completed in 2009 with a total area of about 500,000 square meters, the Shanghai Pentagonal Mart was left vacant because of its location and confusing inner structures.
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16. Dunes in the Gobi Desert in northwestern China, photographed on July 18, 2016.
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17. The largest Miao village in Guizhou, home to about 1,000 families.
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18. Employees work at a vinegar and soy sauce mill in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, on January 26, 2016.
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19. Rapeseed in bloom in Yunnan Province.
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20. A forest seen from above after snowfall in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, on January 31, 2016.
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21. Jiangcun market in Xixi National Wetland Park in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
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22. A high-speed train travels through Anshun in southwest China's Guizhou province on March 16, 2017.
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23. A residential area in Shanghai.
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24. An aerial view of a frozen lake near Zhangjiakou in Hebei Province, northern China.
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25. The Emperors Yan and Huang memorial in Henan Province. At 348 feet tall (106 meters), the statues were purposely built larger than Mount Rushmore.
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26. People perform Tai Chi as part of a National Fitness Day event in Rongan in China's southwestern Guizhou province on August 8, 2017.
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27. Mountains in the Gobi Desert in northwestern China on July 18, 2016.
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28. Curved flyovers and multi-lane highways intersect in Shanghai.
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29. Chinese fishermen draw a net as they catch fish in Qiandao Lake in Zhejiang province on March 29, 2018.
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30. Aerial view of the Jiankou Great Wall on February 23, 2017, near Beijing, China.
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31. Green rice terraces viewed in the morning in Guizhou Province.
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32. This September 24, 2016, photo shows the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in Pingtang, Guizhou Province. FAST is currently undergoing testing.
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33. A twisting mountain road in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
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34. Aerial view of the Li River on a hazy day.
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35. Fields are carved into the shape of a giant Bagua (eight trigrams) at Pipa Village in Zunyi, Guizhou Province, on March 27, 2017. The giant Bagua measures over 300 acres and was built by villagers of Pipa in less than eight months. The tourist attraction consists of sorghum, rape flowers, plum trees, and peach trees.
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36. Fall colors in trees lining the waters edge in a small lake near Nanjing, China.
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37. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
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