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  •  - A man climbs down a ladder after sweeping dust from atop the entrance to his small residence in a "hutong" in central Beijing

    A man climbs down a ladder after sweeping dust from atop the entrance to his small residence in a "hutong" in central Beijing

    Posted: 4/22/2011 3:34:06 AM EST
    A man climbs down a ladder after sweeping dust from atop the entrance to his small residence in a "hutong", (or small alley in Chinese) in central Beijing April 22, 2011. Doorways leading to "hutongs" and their "siheyuan" (or small courtyard houses in Chinese) once criss-crossed the city, but they are quickly disappearing with Beijing's fast evolution into a modern metropolis. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - People walk along a traditional alleyway, or hutong, in central Beijing

    People walk along a traditional alleyway, or hutong, in central Beijing

    Posted: 4/5/2011 12:22:22 PM EST
    People walk along a traditional alleyway, or hutong, in central Beijing April 5, 2011. Courtyard houses, known as "Siheyuan" in Chinese, used to be one of Beijing's most distinctive features, with families living in rooms surrounding a central courtyard. Their elaborate entrances lined alleyways, called "hutongs", that criss-crossed the city. With Beijing's fast evolution into a modern metropolis, more and more hutongs are beginning to disappear. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A worker tries to saw a tree trunk outside courtyard houses in central Beijing

    A worker tries to saw a tree trunk outside courtyard houses in central Beijing

    Posted: 4/5/2011 12:16:12 PM EST
    A worker tries to saw a tree trunk outside courtyard houses, as residents think the braches of trees might destroy the roofs of their houses, in central Beijing April 5, 2011. Courtyard houses, known as "Siheyuan" in Chinese, used to be one of Beijing's most distinctive features, with families living in rooms surrounding a central courtyard. Their elaborate entrances lined alleyways, called "hutongs", that criss-crossed the city. With Beijing's fast evolution into a modern metropolis, more and more hutongs are beginning to disappear. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A man cycles past a gate outside courtyard houses in central Beijing

    A man cycles past a gate outside courtyard houses in central Beijing

    Posted: 4/5/2011 12:11:52 PM EST
    A man cycles past a gate outside courtyard houses in central Beijing April 5, 2011. Courtyard houses, known as "Siheyuan" in Chinese, used to be one of Beijing's most distinctive features, with families living in rooms surrounding a central courtyard. Their elaborate entrances lined alleyways, called "hutongs", that criss-crossed the city. With Beijing's fast evolution into a modern metropolis, more and more hutongs are beginning to disappear. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A woman carrying her child stands at the entrance of a store along a traditional alleyway, or hutong, in central Beijing

    A woman carrying her child stands at the entrance of a store along a traditional alleyway, or hutong, in central Beijing

    Posted: 4/5/2011 12:09:18 PM EST
    A woman carrying her child stands at the entrance of a store along a traditional alleyway, or hutong, in central Beijing April 5, 2011. Courtyard houses, known as "Siheyuan" in Chinese, used to be one of Beijing's most distinctive features, with families living in rooms surrounding a central courtyard. Their elaborate entrances lined alleyways, called "hutongs", that criss-crossed the city. With Beijing's fast evolution into a modern metropolis, more and more hutongs are beginning to disappear. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A resident carrying his child walks past a gate outside courtyard houses in central Beijing

    A resident carrying his child walks past a gate outside courtyard houses in central Beijing

    Posted: 4/5/2011 12:05:49 PM EST
    A resident carrying his child walks past a gate outside courtyard houses in central Beijing April 5, 2011. Courtyard houses, known as "Siheyuan" in Chinese, used to be one of Beijing's most distinctive features, with families living in rooms surrounding a central courtyard. Their elaborate entrances lined alleyways, called "hutongs", that criss-crossed the city. With Beijing's fast evolution into a modern metropolis, more and more hutongs are beginning to disappear. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Children play along a traditional alleyway, or a hutong, in central Beijing

    Children play along a traditional alleyway, or a hutong, in central Beijing

    Posted: 4/5/2011 12:03:26 PM EST
    Children play along a traditional alleyway, or a hutong, in central Beijing April 5, 2011. Courtyard houses, known as "Siheyuan" in Chinese, used to be one of Beijing's most distinctive features, with families living in rooms surrounding a central courtyard. Their elaborate entrances lined alleyways, called "hutongs", that criss-crossed the city. With Beijing's fast evolution into a modern metropolis, more and more hutongs are beginning to disappear. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - A girl and her younger brother stand in front of a wall outside courtyard houses in central Beijing

    A girl and her younger brother stand in front of a wall outside courtyard houses in central Beijing

    Posted: 4/5/2011 11:57:07 AM EST
    A girl and her younger brother stand in front of a wall outside courtyard houses in central Beijing April 5, 2011. Courtyard houses, known as "Siheyuan" in Chinese, used to be one of Beijing's most distinctive features, with families living in rooms surrounding a central courtyard. Their elaborate entrances lined alleyways, called "hutongs", that criss-crossed the city. With Beijing's fast evolution into a modern metropolis, more and more hutongs are beginning to disappear. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A man cooks his dinner outside courtyard houses in central Beijing

    A man cooks his dinner outside courtyard houses in central Beijing

    Posted: 4/5/2011 11:55:28 AM EST
    A man cooks his dinner outside courtyard houses in central Beijing April 5, 2011. Courtyard houses, known as "Siheyuan" in Chinese, used to be one of Beijing's most distinctive features, with families living in rooms surrounding a central courtyard. Their elaborate entrances lined alleyways, called "hutongs", that criss-crossed the city. With Beijing's fast evolution into a modern metropolis, more and more hutongs are beginning to disappear. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Members of special guards of Moqtada al-Sadr, an anti-U.S. Shi'ite cleric, search people in Sadr's neighborhood in Najaf province

    Members of special guards of Moqtada al-Sadr, an anti-U.S. Shi'ite cleric, search people in Sadr's neighborhood in Najaf province

    Posted: 1/10/2011 6:40:02 AM EST
    Members of special guards of Moqtada al-Sadr, an anti-U.S. Shi'ite cleric, search people in Sadr's neighborhood in Najaf province January 10, 2011. Sadr's security detail has a disciplined quality far removed from his old Mehdi Army militia, hinting at his evolution towards the mainstream that could help stabilise Iraq. Bearded men in black shirts and grey suits with pistols strapped to their belts, and others dressed like professional mercenaries, have knitted a tight circle around him since his return on Thursday after years of voluntary exile in Iran. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen (IRAQ - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
  •  - Security guards patrol in the neighborhood of anti-U.S. Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Najaf

    Security guards patrol in the neighborhood of anti-U.S. Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Najaf

    Posted: 1/7/2011 11:03:22 AM EST
    Security guards patrol in the neighborhood of anti-U.S. Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Najaf province January 7, 2011. Sadr's security detail has a disciplined quality far removed from his old Mehdi Army militia, hinting at his evolution towards the mainstream that could help stabilise Iraq. Bearded men in black shirts and grey suits with pistols strapped to their belts, and others dressed like professional mercenaries, have knitted a tight circle around him since his return on Thursday after years of voluntary exile in Iran. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Queen Sofia listens to explanations during her tour of the inauguration of the Museum of Human Evolution of Burgos

    Queen Sofia listens to explanations during her tour of the inauguration of the Museum of Human Evolution of Burgos

    Posted: 7/13/2010 1:54:45 PM EST
    Spain's Queen Sofia (C) listens to explanations from the co-director of the Atapuerca archaeological site, Juan Luis Arsuaga (L), Eudald Carbonell (2nd L) and museum director's Javier Vicente during her tour of the inauguration of the Museum of Human Evolution of Burgos July 13, 2010. The museum is the only one in the world with 200 original human fossils, according to Antonio Jose Mencia, the museum's director of communication. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Spanish Queen Sofia listens to explanations during her tour of the inauguration of the Museum of Human Evolution of Burgos

    Spanish Queen Sofia listens to explanations during her tour of the inauguration of the Museum of Human Evolution of Burgos

    Posted: 7/13/2010 1:53:10 PM EST
    Spain's Queen Sofia (L) listens to explanations from the co-director of the Atapuerca archaeological site, Juan Luis Arsuaga (2nd R), Eudald Carbonell (R) and museum director's Javier Vicente during her tour of the inauguration of the Museum of Human Evolution of Burgos July 13, 2010. The museum is the only one in the world with 200 original human fossils, according to Antonio Jose Mencia, the museum's director of communication. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Spanish Queen Sofia listens to explanations during her tour of the inauguration of the Museum of Human Evolution of Burgos

    Spanish Queen Sofia listens to explanations during her tour of the inauguration of the Museum of Human Evolution of Burgos

    Posted: 7/13/2010 1:42:35 PM EST
    Spanish Queen Sofia (R) listens to explanations from the co-director of the Atapuerca archaeological site, Juan Luis Arsuaga (2nd R), during her tour of the inauguration of the Museum of Human Evolution of Burgos July 13, 2010. The Museum of Human Evolution is the only one in the world with 200 original human fossils, according to Antonio Jose Mencia, the museum's director of communication. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A model of a Bolivian miner is on display at a museum in Cerro Rico in Potosi

    A model of a Bolivian miner is on display at a museum in Cerro Rico in Potosi

    Posted: 1/29/2010 4:52:18 PM EST
    A model of a Bolivian miner is on display at a museum in Cerro Rico in Potosi, January 29, 2010. The museum Huallpa Diego, already completed but not yet open to the public, extends for a tunnel 850 meters into the mine Pailaviri of Cerro Rico de Potosi, with 17 rooms that show the evolution of the Bolivian mining industry from colonial to today. REUTERS/David Mercado (BOLIVIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)
  •  - Lt. Col. Ladner briefs Senators Chuck Hagel, Barack Obama and Jack Reed about the evolution of the Humvee at Camp Arifjan Kuwait

    Lt. Col. Ladner briefs Senators Chuck Hagel, Barack Obama and Jack Reed about the evolution of the Humvee at Camp Arifjan Kuwait

    Posted: 7/21/2008 11:47:03 AM EST
    Lt. Col. Joseph E. Ladner (R), commander 2nd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, briefs (L to R) Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) about the evolution of the Humvee at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 18, 2008. Picture taken July 18, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Hinnant/401st Army Field Support Brigade/Handout (KUWAIT). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
  •  - A woman walks amidst the rubble of destroyed courtyard houses in Beijing

    A woman walks amidst the rubble of destroyed courtyard houses in Beijing

    Posted: 7/6/2008 10:44:35 PM EST
    A woman walks amidst the rubble of destroyed courtyard houses in Beijing July 6, 2008. Courtyard houses, known as "Siheyuan" in Chinese, used to be one of Beijing's most distinctive features, with families living in rooms surrounding a central courtyard and their elaborate entrances lining alleyways, called "hutong", and criss-crossed the city. With Beijing's fast evolution into a modern metropolis, more and more hutongs are disappearing. Picture taken July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Christina Hu (CHINA)
  •  - TO MATCH USA-STEPPERS/

    TO MATCH USA-STEPPERS/

    Posted: 1/22/2008 5:08:00 PM EST
    Lawrence Evening (R) shares a laugh with his buddy Earl Collins during a steppers set at A Touch Of The Past lounge in Bellwood, Illinois, January 21, 2007. Steppin' has been around under various monikers for decades as a decidedly smoother and less strenuous take on the 1940s-era jitterbug, and an evolution of 1950s-era "the Bop." But the twirling dance has spread well beyond its origins in Chicago's largely African-American nightspots to mostly urban settings across the United States and around the world. TO MATCH USA-STEPPERS REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES)
  •  - Combination picture shows a worker demolishing the walls of courtyard houses in central Beijing

    Combination picture shows a worker demolishing the walls of courtyard houses in central Beijing

    Posted: 1/12/2008 5:22:02 AM EST
    Combination picture shows a worker demolishing the walls of courtyard houses in central Beijing January 12, 2008. The traditional courtyard houses, known as "siheyuan" in Chinese, are one of Beijing's most distinctive features, with families living in rooms surrounding a central courtyard and elaborate entrances. These traditional residences are joined together by alleys, known as "hutong", that criss-cross the entire city. With Beijing's fast evolution into a modern metropolis, more and more siheyuans are disappearing, local media reported. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
  •  - An exhibit is seen a the Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

    An exhibit is seen a the Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

    Posted: 2/7/2007 4:19:24 PM EST
    The entrance to the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History, a permanent exhibition hall that presents the remarkable history of human evolution from our earliest ancestors millions of years ago to modern Homo sapiens, is seen in New York, February 7, 2007. The exhibit will open to the public on February 10, 2007. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES)