A man prepares to kick a jianzi, or Chinese hacky sack, in front of the Drum Tower.
Nanluoguxiang, which was built during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), is one of Beijing’s most popular hutong, or alleyways.
A couple chats at the edge of a lake in Houhai, a popular nightlife destination where many residences have been converted into restaurants and bars.
Jin Ding Xuan, a well known dim sum restaurant chain.
Air pollution and dust are huge problems in Beijing. The Chinese government has vowed to reduce pollution by closing factories and restricting the number of vehicles on the road.
A car after a dust storm last summer.
The Lama Temple, a monastery of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism, after a snow last winter.
A waitress at a punk bar on Wudaoying Hutong. With more than 350 million smokers, China is the largest consumer and producer of tobacco.