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Photo of the day: The Cat Returns

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This week’s photo takeover is “RIP Laoximen” — a collection of photos by Shanghai street photographer Qian Yang capturing life in the rapidly-disappearing neighborhood.

After the sun went down, and the shopkeeper went back inside his store, a cat suddenly jumped up onto the windowsill. The contrast of the orange store and the blue sky gave it a special quality.

For more about Laoximen:

Photos: Inside the Disappearing Alleyways of Shanghai’s Laoximen

Qian Yang
    Qian Yang is a Shanghai-based street photographer. He's taken photos in Shanghai's Laoximen area since 2016. By mid-2018, he'd taken over ten thousand photos capturing the lives of ordinary residents. His work highlights fleeting moments and daily routines in working class Shanghai. Find him on Weibo @老加船长
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