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Street animals of China (29 images)

From illegal impromptu pet shops, to glove eating goats in Buddhist monasteries, this collection features various animal encounters on the streets of China.
A young puppy on the corner of an intersection in central Beijing. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)
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Chinese men read the local and national daily newspapers, put up by the government every day on street bulletin boards, as two dogs hang out in a bicycle basket in Beijing on June 30, 2014. Despite China's efforts to gradually open up to Western culture, its newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations are tightly controlled by government censors. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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An enterprising Chinese man sells a live terrapin, or soft-shell turtle, on the side of a road in Beijing on July 26, 2013. The terrapin is a much-favored dish, mainly roasted or prepared as a soup, served throughout China. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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A Chinese woman feeds her large pig wearing a dress outside a convenience store in downtown Beijing on May 29, 2013. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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Puppies in cages (sold for food) are on sale for restaurants and customers at a market in Lijiang, northern Yunnan Province, on September 29, 2012. When food is scarce in China, dogs are eaten as an emergency food source around the country in a practice which is seen as socially acceptable. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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Chinese shoppers look at various animals for sale, including a floppy-eared rabbit, at a shopping center in Beijing, on July 3, 2012. Only recently in China has the concept of pet ownership become popular, as opposed to buying animals strictly to cook. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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A puppy sleeps in a small wire cage at a sidewalk pet market in downtown Beijing. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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