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A zoo in central China's Henan province swapped a dog — a Tibetan mastiff like the one shown here — for a lion, in another story that recently swept Chinese cyberspace. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In this photo released by the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, Bo Xilai appears Thursday on the first day of his trial in eastern China's Shandong province. Interestingly, he was photographed flanked by two very tall policemen. AP hide caption

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Thousands descended on a job fair in Shanghai earlier this year. This summer nearly 7 million people graduated from Chinese colleges, but jobs are harder to find than in previous years. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Metallica at a packed concert this week at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena. Ross Halfin hide caption

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An American Headliner In China: Metallica's Shanghai Debut

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People cool off Wednesday in a pool in Shanghai, where temperatures reached an all-time record: 105.4 degrees. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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A waiter delivers glasses of wine to guests at a luxury hotel bar near the Bund in Shanghai, on Sept. 8, 2012. Aly Song/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Gatsby-Like Extravagance And Wealth ... In Communist China

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A woman walks past the headquarters of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, in Beijing. Jason Lee/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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China's Credit Crunch Felt Across Financial Markets

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A supporter holds a sign with pictures of Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the agency's surveillance programs, and Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan during a protest outside the Consulate General of the United States in Hong Kong on June 15. Snowden has been holed up in Hong Kong since the leaks. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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