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Buddhist monks at Suzhou Xiyuan Buddhist Temple, Suzhou, China, 1957

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China054

Laborers digging an irrigation ditch, likely near Wuxi, China, 1957

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China053

Laborers digging an irrigation ditch, likely near Wuxi, China, 1957

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China055

Laborers digging an irrigation ditch, likely near Wuxi, China, 1957

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China049

Journalist Edmund Stevens interviewing Premiere Zhou Enlai at his home, Beijing, China, 1957

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China048

Interior of a house in the outskirts of Shanghai, China, 1957

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China052

Morris R. Wills (center), David Hawkins, Korean War POWs and defectors, in Beijing China 1957

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China051

Samuel David Hawkins, Korean War POW and defector, in Beijing China 1957

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China050

Samuel David Hawkins, Korean War POW and defector, in Beijing China 1957

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China047

Sampan boat in a small waterway in a hamlet in the outskirts of Wuxi, China, 1957

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China046

Men working on a sampan boat in a waterway in Beijing, China, 1957

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China045

Street scene of a crowded avenue filled with smog in Beijing, China, 1957

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China042

Men working to lay rail road tracks in Beijing, China, 1957

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Men working to lay rail road tracks in Beijing, China, 1957

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China044

Men working to lay rail road tracks in Beijing, China, 1957

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China041

Buddhist monks at Suzhou Xiyuan Buddhist Temple, Suzhou, China, 1957

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China040

Buddhist monk at Suzhou Xiyuan Buddhist Temple, Suzhou, China, 1957

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China038

Marc Riboud, the French photographer known for his photographs of China, at the Great Wall, 1957

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China039

Marc Riboud, the French photographer known for his photographs of China, at the Great Wall, 1957

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China037

Street scene with children playing in Beijing, China, 1957

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China035

Street scene in Beijing, China, 1957

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China033

A family in Beijing, China, 1957

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China031

Children in Beijing, China, 1957

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China032

Workers' quarters in Beijing, China, 1957

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China034

Elderly man and child in Beijing, China, 1957

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China028

People walking in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China, 1957

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China027

Kylin statue at the Summer Palace of the Forbidden City, Beijing, China, 1957

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China029

People walking in the Forbidden City, with visible smog, Beijing, China, 1957

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China030

Journalist Edmund Stevens at the Forbidden City, Beijing, China, 1957

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China024

A caravan of Bactrian camels passing a wall of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, 1957.

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A caravan of Bactrian camels passing a wall of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, 1957.

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A caravan of Bactrian camels passing a wall of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, 1957.

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China021

Old man and children, Beijing, China, 1957

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China020

Boys in front of a store window, Beijing, China, 1957

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China025

Man smoking a pipe in a courtyard in Beijing, China, 1957

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China016

Street scene of open air markets in Beijing, China, 1957

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China018

Men hauling a large load of goods in a smog filled street Beijing, China, 1957

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China017

Street scene of children in front of a store in Beijing, China, 1957

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China019

A man cooking street food in Beijing, China, 1957

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China015

Dumpling vendor at a street food market in Beijing, China, 1957

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China026

Busy street and marketplace with street food in Beijing, China, 1957

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China014

Woman buying herbs at a medicine shop in Shanghai, 1957

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China010

Children in a school courtyard in Beijing, China, 1957

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China009

Children in a street in Beijing, China, 1957

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China008

Children in a street in Beijing, China, 1957

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China011

Street scene of a crowded avenue filled with smog in Beijing, China, 1957

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China012

Street scene of a crowded avenue filled with smog in Beijing, China, 1957

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China013

People in a plaza in Shanghai. The building in the background, called The Old World, had once been a brothel but had become a Communist center.

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China007

Street scene with smog in Beijing, China, 1957

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China005

Street vendors in Beijing, China, 1957

In 1957, Harrington entered China against a U.S. State Department ban on newsmen entering the communist nation. The Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, threatened to jail Harrington, or at least revoke his passport. Harrington responded by sending a telegraph that the roads were washed out and he could not return. The articles produced from these images won Harrington and Edmund Stevens the George Polk award for magazine reporting.