With 3.7 million square miles and 1.4 billion people, China is at the same time eccentric, colorful, busy and creative -- and these photos prove it.
From an epic traffic jam in Beijing to a peaceful tea-picking session in Zhejiang province, these aerial photos show that the Middle Kingdom contains traces of old and new, tradition and modernity.
Marvel at some of our favorite aerial photos, made available by Reuters, below.
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