Shanghai, China - Peoples Republic of
DOMESTIC CAT STANDS ON WATERMELONS AT A FRUIT STAND IN SHANGHAI.
Mimi, a four-month old domestic cat, stands on watermelons at his owner's
fruit stand in China's financial hub of Shanghai July 6, 2003. Pet
ownership, once banned and labelled as too bourgeois for the common man
during the Cultural Revolution, is once again gaining popularity as the
population becomes more affluent thanks to more than a decade of growth and
liberalisation. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV