1. Workers climb China's National Theater, dubbed "The Egg", on a rare blue sky day
2. A view onto the city from the Summer Palace.
3. Western weddings are all the rage among China's young and wealthy.
4. A swimmer takes a break near Houhai Lake.
5.Midday naps anywhere and everywhere are a common site around Beijing.
6.Dogs, once banned as a bourgeois vice under Chairman Mao, are now back with a rage.
7.A migrant worker sneaks a peek at The Bird's Nest, China's Olympic Stadium.
8.Waiters and waitresses at a restaurant in the touristy Houhai area receive a pep talk before starting work.
9.A Chinese woman shows her recently sketched portrait.
10.A girl hula-hooping in a hutong, or traditional Chinese alleyway. The hutongs are rapidly giving way to mega-boulevards and apartment complexes.