The Games are Over

August 29, 2008 | By Michaela Schwing | Creative, Olympics

BEIJING – AUGUST 24: Fireworks go off during the Closing Ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

“The world has learned about China, and China has learned about the world, and I believe this is something that will have positive effects for the long term.” – Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympics Committee.

This quote reminded me of a beautiful photo essay that I have kept on my desk for several weeks now – “The Human Face of China.” It was shot by Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer and published in the German magazine Stern.

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