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Images Dated 12th August 2003

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THE MOON RISES BEHIND A GUARD TOWER ON THE JIN SHAN SECTION OF THE GREAT WALL Featured 12 Aug 2003 Print

THE MOON RISES BEHIND A GUARD TOWER ON THE JIN SHAN SECTION OF THE GREAT WALL

The moon rises behind an unrestored guard tower on the Jin Shan section of
the Great Wall on the outskirts of Beijing, August 12, 2003. China's first
regulation to protect the Great Wall came into effect on August 1, banning
tourists from exploring undeveloped sections of it. The ancient wall, which
was first built in the Qin dynasty (221-206 bc) and rebuilt in the Ming
dynasty (1368-1644), has come under threat from the large number of tourists
and hikers who visit it each year. Violators face fines of between 200 Yuan
($24) and 30,000 Yuan ($3,600). NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Guang Niu
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Lava landscape Featured 12 Aug 2003 Print

Lava landscape

Lava landscape. Hills and valleys created by rapid erosion of recently deposited soft rhyolitic lava. Rhyolite is a type of extrusive rock formed from shallow magma (molten rock) that emerges from the Earth's crust during volcanic activity. Rhyolite is rich in silica, aluminium, potash and feldspar. Also seen is a recent outpouring of obsidian (volcanic glass, black, centre to lower right), which is rich in silica. Photographed in Landmannalaugar, Iceland. The intense volcanic activity in this region is the consequence of the island's location on the boundary between the European and North American tectonic plates

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