Olympic Games 2020 Diving

epa09381845 Pamela Ware of Canada competes during the Women's 3m Springboard Semifinal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Diving events at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre in Tokyo, Japan, 31 July 2021. EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Olympic Games 2020 Artistic Gymnastics

epa09376532 Lu Yufei of China performs on the Uneven Bars in the the Women's All-Around final during the Artistic Gymnastics events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, Japan, 29 July 2021. EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG

China's booming child model industry

epa07990650 Chinese child model Chen Ruo Xi (C) walks on the runway walk on the runway during a rehearsal before the local kids wear brand Van Monfe show in the China Fashion Week Kids Fashion segment at the 751 Tank venue in Beijing, China, 01 November 2019. More than 60 children and their parents are already gathered at the 751 Tank venue for a rehearsal of the runway show for kids fashion brand, Van Monfe. It is just one of the 35 shows dedicated to kids fashion during the China Fashion Week running from 25 October to 02 November 2019. There are a total of 94 runway shows featuring mostly local brands at the 751 D Park complex during the week. The kids wear market, worth 209.1 billion RMB (26.76 billion euros) in 2018 according to Euromontior, is one of the fastest growing industry in China, partly due to the full implementation of the two-child policy in 2016. This along with the influence of social media, has spurred greater demand for child models and brought about a boom in the industry with many modeling schools catering to children springing up all over the country. New Silk Road, a modeling agency and school with branches in Beijing and various cities in China, offers modeling classes to children aged 4 to 14 years old at three different levels. The classes are normally held during the weekends, each class lasting two hours. The students can opt for six-months, one-year or two-year courses with fees ranging from 7800 to 24,000 RMB (about 1000 to 3000 euros) where they learn how to walk and pose on the catwalk. The school also offers opportunities for the young students to participate in competitions and fashion shows. EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG

North Korea National Day and 70th anniversary of its Foundation Arirang Mass games

epa07008255 North Korean dancers perform in the Arirang Mass games celebrating the National Day and 70th anniversary of its Foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, 09 September 2018. EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG

North Korea National Day and 70th anniversary of its Foundation Arirang Mass games

epa07008201 North Korean gymnasts perform in the Arirang Mass games celebrating the National Day and 70th anniversary of its Foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, 09 September 2018. EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Beijing Drag Queens

epa06897358 (22/25) Drag queen Vivian Eastwood looks at her mobile phone at Destination night club in Beijing, China, 04 July 2018. Known only by their stage names, Krystal de Canteur, Charlie Van de Ho, Vivian Eastwood and Siberia are part of a group of nine drag queens that have come together this summer to perform weekly at Beijing's gay night club Destination, a first for the capital city to have a regular stage show featuring drag queens. EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG ATTENTION: For the full PHOTO ESSAY text please see Advisory Notice epa06897336

Uighur daily life in Xinjiang

epa06705979 (13/20) An ethnic Uighur woman tends to her food stall as snow falls in Urumqi city, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Province, China, 16 November 2017. Uighurs, a Muslim ethnic minority group in China, make up about 40 percent of the 21.8 million people in Xinjiang, a vast, ethnically divided region that borders Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia. Xinjiang has long been subjected to separatists unrests and violent terrorist attacks blamed by authorities on Islamist extremism while human rights groups say Chinese repression on religious rights, culture and freedom of movement caused undue tensions. Life however goes on under the watchful eye of the government for the ethnic Uighurs living in the city of Urumqi and surrounding areas. EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG ATTENTION: For the full PHOTO ESSAY text please see Advisory Notice epa06705966

Closing Ceremony - Beijing 2022 Olympic Games

epaselect epa09774122 General view of the segment no.9 of the Closing Ceremony, 'Moment of Remembrance: The Sentimental Willow Twig', for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing China, 20 February 2022. EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Figure Skating - PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games

epa06556479 Marija Sotskowa of the Olympic Athletes from Russia performs during the Women's Single Free Skating of the Figure Skating competition at the Gangneung Ice Arena during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 23 February 2018. EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG

An oasis for LGBT members and their parents on the high seas

epa06037446 (03/34) Members of the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) China organisation pose for photos with a rainbow coloured scarf on the deck of a cruise where the 10th National PFLAG conference on open seas on route to Sasebo, Japan, 15 June 2017. About 800 members of the Chinese LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community and their parents spent four days on a cruise trip organised by Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) China, a grassroots non-government organisation, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the organisation. It aims to promote coexistence among homosexuals and their families. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG CHINA OUT ATTENTION: For the full PHOTO ESSAY text please see Advisory Notice epa06037443

North Korea celebrates Day of the Sun festival

epa05908622 North Korean soldiers march during a parade for the 'Day of the Sun' festival on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, 15 April 2017. North Koreans celebrate the 'Day of the Sun' festival commemorating the 105th birthday anniversary of former supreme leader Kim Il-sung on 15 April as tension over nuclear issues rise in the region. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Chinese model Sun Yichao

epa06262792 YEARENDER 2017 PHOTO ESSAYS (09/26) Chinese model Sun Yichao (L) waits backstage before the start of the show for Melody Cashmere during the Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week at the Beijing Hotel banquet hall venue in Beijing, China, 29 March 2017. One of China's most promising up and coming fashion model, the 23-year-old Sun Yichao is a striking figure on the runway. At 1.79 metres tall, the svelte model with beautiful chiseled features is high in demand domestically and abroad, having walked the catwalks of Paris, Milan and New York's fashion weeks for major brands like Christian Dior and Chanel. She was also one of the recipients of the 'China Top Ten Professional Fashion Model Award' in 2016. EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG PLEASE REFER TO ADVISORY NOTICE (epa05887201) FOR FULL PACKAGE TEXT

Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli with his self-made robot 'King of Innovation'

epa03822658 A picture made available on 13 August 2013 of Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli with his self-made robot 'King of Innovation' in his home in Beijing, China, 12 August 2013. Mainly made of scrap materials, the humanoid robot was built in about a year with costs of production and living expenses amounting to 300,000 Yuan (36,809 euros). At a height of 2.1 metres and weight of 250kg, the robot took up nearly a third of the space of Tao's tiny home in a back street alley of Beijing. It could be operated with remote controls and even has a built-in motion sensor to detect motion. The 35-year-old farmer turned self-taught inventor came from a poor farming family from Anhui Province and had to drop out of school at primary five as his family could not afford the fees. Tao had a fierce passion for inventing however and taught himself by taking apart various machinery. He came to Beijing at the age of 16, taking on odd jobs before making headlines in 2008 with his homemade submarine, which he eventually sold to an artist for 100,000 Yuan (12,264 euros). He now hopes to attract investors to invest in his inventions of which he hold several patents but lack the funds to bring them to fruition. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Olympic Games 2016 Artistic Gymnastics

epaselect epa05472084 Deng Shudi of China competes on the High Bar in the men's Individual All-Around final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Artistic Gymnastics events at the Rio Olympic Arena in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10 August 2016. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Figure Skating - Beijing 2022 Olympic Games

epa09734140 A multiple exposure photo of Tim Koleto(R) and Misato Komatsubara of Japan perform during the Ice Dance - Free Dance of the Figure Skating Team Event at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games, Beijing, China, 07 February 2022. EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Peter Marshall

epa01941337 US Peter Marshall celebrates after breaking the world record to win the men's 50 metre backstroke event for the short course during the Singapore leg of the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup in Singapore 21 November 2009. Marshall came in first at 20.61 seconds. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Pariaman residents reeling from damage of Indonesia earthquake

epa01886056 Indonesian earthquake survivors sit outside their collapsed house in Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on 04 October 2009 after a after a powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia on 30 September. The West Sumatra disaster management coordination unit put the death toll in Padang and its neighboring town Pariaman at 448, with over 2,000 others injured. Most of the fatalities were found to be in Padang with 197, and Pariaman with 184. Head of the unit Ade Edward added that the quake had severely damaged nearly 12,000 houses, 55 office buildings and 52 places of worship. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Rescue workers were searching for survivors and bodies in Indonesia earthquake

epa01883297 Eleven-year-old Indonesian injured earthquake survivor, Gonrizal cries in pain form his injuries inside a field hospital in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia 02 October 2009. Rescue workers were searching Friday for survivors and bodies under the rubble of collapsed buildings in Indonesias West Sumatra as the United Nations estimated 1,100 people were killed in the massive earthquake. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Genee International Ballet Competition in Singapore

epa01854814 A competitor calms her nerves while practicing backstage before her turn during the second round of the semi-finals at the Genee International Ballet Competition in Singapore, 10 September 2009. More than 50 dancers from around the world compete in the prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition, held for the first time its 78-year-old history in Southeast Asia in. The flagship event of Britain's Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) also serves as a platform for emerging talents to be spotted by professional dance companies. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

United States Presidential Election

epa01541377 Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama supporter Sam Carrera, 23, celebrates as ongoing results of the election polls are shown on a large CNN tv screen in Times Square on Election Day in New York, New York, USA, 04 November 2008. After a prolonged campaign, voters are deciding between the Democratic nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, and the Republican nominee, Sen. John McCain. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Gloom in Wall Street

epa01533118 A man smokes outside a store that was closed down in New York, USA, 20 October 2008. As Wall Street descend into a financial turmoil not seen since the stock market crash of 1929 and financial businesses were pommeled into rampant sell-offs in stocks and face regulatory changes to their business practices, professionals and non-professionals working in the district's banks, stock-trading houses and insurance companies are showing stress and a gloom not unlike the times of the Great Depression. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

44 years after split Singapore and Malaysia cautiously seek to turn the tide

epa01814885 A picture made available on 04 August 2009 of performers dancing on stage during a preview of the National Day Parade in Singapore, 01 August 2009. Singapore celebrates its 44th birthday this year on 09 August when the tiny island at the foot of the Malaysian peninsula became independent from the state of Malaysia in 1965. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Tony Oursler Exhibition - Number Seven, Plus Or Minus Two

epa02144183 Giant 'eyes' projected on sculptural objects are part of US artist Tony Oursler video installation during the exhibition entitled 'Number Seven, Plus Or Minus Two' in Beijing, China, 05 May 2010. Artworks displayed during the first Oursler exhibition in China combine spoken text, performance, moving images and structural objects focused on the head of the human body. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Huanglongdong Cave or The Yellow Dragon Cave

epa02138537 Visitors look at rock formations named the Thousand Acres Land lit up by colourful lights in Huanglongdong Cave or Yellow Dragon Cave in the Wulingyuan county of Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China, 30 April 2010. One of the most scenic areas in Zhangjiajie, the Huanglongdong Cave has been honored as a 'magical karst cave both in China and in the world'. Karst caves are shaped by the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble bedrock, usually carbonate rock such as limestone or dolomite. Huanglongdong Cave is the longest karst cave in Asia with an incomparable realm of gigantic subterranean chambers, fantastic cave formations, and extraordinary features. The inner recess is divided into four layers, two dry ones and two possessing waterways. It has one natural reservoir, two underground rivers, three pools, four waterfalls, 13 grand halls, 96 passageways and hundreds of thousands of stalagmites, columns and stalactites. Zhangjiajie is a rising tourist city famous for its unique natural scenery and abundant tourism resources located in the northwest of Hunan province with scenery there said to have inspired scenes in the Hollywood movie 'Avatar'. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Art installation work entitled 'Feelings are Facts' jointly produced by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and Chinese artist Ma Yansong

epa02113285 A picture made available on 12 April 2010 shows visitors exploring inside an art installation entitled 'Feelings are Facts' a collaboration between world-renowned Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson, and leading Chinese architect, Ma Yansong, in Beijing, China, 11 April 2010. Using lights, mist and temperature, the art form lets viewers enter a space of fog and colours, with the aim of challenging their relationship with both nature and their urban environment. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG


epa01462453 Canada's Alexandra Orlando performs with the ribbon during the individual all-around qualifications for rhythmic gymnastics during the Olympic games in Beijing, China, 22 August 2008. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

China Wedding expo in Beijing

epa02087257 Chinese women trying out wedding gowns at the China Wedding Expo in the Beijing Exhibition Centre in Beijing, China 21 March 2010. According to local media, China's wedding industry is booming with more than ten million Chinese registering to marry in each of the past two years despite the global recession. The value of the wedding industry reached 600 billion yuan (65 billion euros) in 2009 with the average cost of a wedding ceremony in Beijing about eighty thousand yuan, not including the cost of the wedding ring, dress, and photo album. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Artisitic Gymnastics

epa01441313 China's Yang Wei's hands are seen behind his back at the artistic gymnastics men's team event during the Olympic games in Beijing, China, 12 August 2008. The Chinese won the gold medal for the event with Japan and United States taking silver and bronze respectively. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Sports Events

epa01435721 Fireworks go off during the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, known as Bird's Nest, Beijing, China, 08 August 2008. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG


epa01432348 Daniel Keatings from the UK men's gymnastics team trains on the rings in the National Indoor Stadium ahead of the opening of the Olympic games in Beijing, China, 06 August 2008. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG Repeating adding athletes name

Shaolin monks perform in Sutra during the Singapore Arts Festival

epa01736579 A Shaolin monk performs during a rehearsal of Sutra, a kungfu cum dance performance choreographed and performed by Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, during the Singapore Arts Festival in Singapore, 20 May 2009. The annual arts festival featuring performances and visual arts from various countries over the world runs from 15 May to 14 June. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

China National People's Congress Opening

epa02065567 A security personnel sits on the gallery in the Great Hall of the People during the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China, 05 March 2010. The NPC, China's leading legislative body and all the motions proposed were passed with overwhelming support though no votes were higher than in recent years with some motions having more than 500 opposing versus more than 2,000 in favour. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Italian company Studio Festi performance at Singapore's Night Festival

epa01415874 A dancer from Italian company Studio Festi performs in the air while hanging from a hot air balloon in front of the facade of the National Museum during a media preview of the first Night Festival in Singapore, 16 July 2008. Organised by the National Musuem, the Night Festival brings together an extravaganza of theatre, music, dance and visual arts in the heart of the city-state's arts and heritage district for two weekends starting 18 July. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Gareth Pugh Autumn Winter 2009

epa01722240 A model presents a creation from the Gareth Pugh Autumn Winter 2009 collection at the Audi Fashion Festival in Singapore 07 May 2009. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

US golfer Christina Kim

epa02055534 US golfer Christina Kim reacts after a putt on the 13th green during the second round of the HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament in Singapore, 26 February 2010. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Water expo exhibition during the Singapore International Water Week

epa01393695 A man walks past an exhibit showing a bubble aeration product at the Water Expo in Singapore, 24 June 2008. The exhibition is part of the Singapore International Water Week which kicks off 23 June 2008 and will bring leaders and experts from all around the world to discuss management policies, the impact of global warming and diversification of water sources. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Unrest at Bangkok streets after state of emergency called

epa01695944 An anti-government protester is seen amid smoke and fire of burning tires as they prepare to face-off Thai army during pitched battles on the streets of Bangkok, Thailand, 13 April 2009. Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency in Bangkok to quell anti-government protests that forced the cancellation of the ASEAN summit in Pattaya. Thai soldiers fired shots at protestors driving buses at them and used tear gas against demonstrators blocking a main road junction in Bangkok in a major escalation of political violence in the kingdom. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Traditional cantonese opera troupe from Wuchuan city performs in Singapore Arts Festival

epa01386883 Chinese opera actors from Wuchuan City Cantonese Opera Troupe collects fruits for dinner backstage before their show 'Two Princess Consorts' Singapore, 17 June 2008. The highly acclaimed traditional cantonese opera troupe is in the city state to participate in the month-long Singapore Arts Festival. Traditional Chinese opera is gradually becoming a dying art in Singapore as the genre fails to appeal to younger non-dialect speaking Singaporean Chinese audiences. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Orang utans take a ride on world's largest observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer

epa01377959 Orang Utans from the Singapore Zoo, twelve-year-old Chomel (R) and four-year-old Merlin admires the city view from a capsule in the world's largest observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer in Singapore, 12 June 2008. The 30-minute scenic flight for the orang utans up the 165 metres tall observation wheel is part of the promotional activities organised by the Singapore Zoo and the Singapore Flyer to encourage wildlife conservation to visitors during the June school holidays. Both the Sumatran and Bornean orang utan species are categorised as critically endangered and endangered species respectively due to habitat destruction, forest fires and poaching for the illegal pet trade. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Singapore observes Earth Hour

epa01679597 View of the city skyline from giant observation wheel, Singapore Flyer a minute before lights off for Earth Hour in Singapore 28 March 2009. Singapore is of one of the many countries in Asia that have joined the world in switching off its lights for 60 minutes with many businesses, buildings and hotels, including the iconic Singapore Flyer participating. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Young hatchlings in Jurong Bird Park

epa01998399 A 32-day-old Barn Owl baby looks out from its perch in the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore, 21 January 2010. The Barn Owl is the most widely distributed species of owl, found on all continents except Antarctica, and on many oceanic islands as well. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Rafael Nadal

epa01621159 Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning the men's final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia on 01 February 2009. Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2. Nadal is the first Spanish player ever to win the Australian Open. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Australian Open feature

epa01608963 A fan with his head painted like a tennis ball watch a match on a giant screen at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia on 22 January 2009. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

'Sex-Y in the City' men's show at Singapore Fashion Festival

epa01304606 A model presents a creation by John Galliano in the 'Sex-Y in the City' men's show during the Singapore Fashion Festival in Singapore, 04 April 2008. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

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