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The Tourist Invasion
Photograph by Michael Yamashita

Sightseers crowd the steps at Shuiguan, a section of wall near Beijing. "It's a challenging climb, but it won't kill you," says photographer Mike Yamashita. Each year some ten million tourists visit China's Great Wall, which has become a welcome source of revenue for the nation as well as a source of national pride.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS IV
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 16-35mm zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/8

Weather Conditions: Cloudy
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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