Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
A CHINESE FARMER BEGS AT AN UNDERPASS IN BEIJING.
A Chinese farmer (C) begs for money at an underpass in Beijing July 7,
2003. A new rule curbing police powers to detain and repatriate
vagrants and beggars is due to go into effect on August 1 this year.
Premier Wen Jiabao, who must tackle a plethora of problems including a
widening gap between rich and poor, approved the new regulation in
June. REUTERS/Wilson Chu