Ian Teh/Pulitzer Center/Panos Pictures

Lanzhou, Qinghai, China

New highways leading into the industrial district of Lanzhou. Since 1949, Lanzhou, once a former Silk Road trading post, has morphed from the capital of a poverty-stricken province into the heart of a major industrial area. It is the centre of the country’s petrochemical industry and is a key regional transport hub between eastern and western China. In recent years the city has continued to grow increasing the burden on the river " heavy industry and the pressures of urbanisation have all taken a toll. Growing cities require more power, which means burning more coal and city dwellers use five times more water than their rural cousins.

Object Name
Ian Teh/Pulitzer Center/Panos Pictures
Lanzhou, Qinghai
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High Resolution
5000 x 3333 pixels
42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
3.0 MB size on disk
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