National Geographic : 2008 May
Y0UR SH0T I ngm.com/yourshot Aaron Thompson Wuxi, China At a market in the Guizhou Province village of Shidong, Aaron Thompson, who teaches fifth grade at the American International School of Wuxi, snapped a bag of live ducks packaged for easy transport. Disen Huang Jilin, China Before buying firecrackers for the local Spring Festival, 17-year-old Disen Huang took this picture of a vendor and his explosive wares. "The ban on firecrackers is lifted for about 16 days every year," explains Disen's father, Wei. "We still enjoy this tradition, which is hundreds of years old."