July 14, 2014 12:59 UTC

A visitor walks past the statues of  the characters  from the Chinese novel 'Journey to the West' Thursday March 15, 2007 in Lanzhou, Gansu Province in China. Lanzhou was an important town along with the ancient  Silk Road connecting China and Europe and

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