Shanghai, China - Peoples Republic of
PERSIAN CAT ABOUT TO TAKE A CAT NAP IN SHANGHAI.
Posi, a seven-month-old Persian cat for sale for 3,500 yuan (US$420), is
about to take a cat nap at the Pet Expo 2003 in Shanghai July 20, 2003. Pet
ownership, once banned and labelled as too bourgeois for the common man
during the Cultural Revolution, is once again gaining popularity in China as
the population becomes more affluent thanks to more than a decade of growth
and liberalization. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV