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'The Piano Guys' scales the Great Wall for video shoot

Internet sensation, the Piano Guys are in China. The Utah-based group took some precious time off their Asian tour in Singapore and Malaysia to fulfil their China dream - shooting a music video on the Great Wall of China...

September 16, 2013
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Great Wall Forest Festival kicks off

The 2013 Yanqing Great Wall Forest Festival, the fourth edition of its kind, was held from August 24 to August 25 in the Tanglewood Music Valley at the foot of the Great Wall Badaling Section in Beijing's Yanqing County...

August 29, 2013
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Jet Team above the Great Wall

Aircraft of Breitling Jet Team, a famous European aerobatic team, perform above the Great Wall of the Jiayuguan Pass in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 13, 2013...

August 16, 2013
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Unique section of the Great Wall draws in visitors

As people all know what the Great Wall looks like but did you know that some of it is built over water? The Jiumenkou section of the wall in Liaoning Province in North East China is famous for just that...

  August 09, 2013
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US Athlete Completes 1st Solo Run along China's Great Wall

 

U.S. endurance athlete Jason Lester has become the first solo athlete to run the entire length of the Great Wall of China, arriving at the Shanhai Pass, eastern end of the landmark on Wednesday.

The runner started his mission at the western end Jiayu Pass in northwest China's Gansu Province in August and ran more than 4,000 km along the wall, one of the most famous and recognizable structures in the world, to raise awareness of the fight against childhood malnutrition.

Lester finished the run in 83 days, an average daily trek of more than a marathon a day over rugged terrain.

"It's been a long journey, 83 days, day after day, running a marathon a day, definitely puts a toll on your body," he said.

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An ultra-endurance athlete, author and winner of the 2009 ESPY "Best Male Athlete with a Disability" Award, Lester lost his right arm in a car accident when he was 12 years old.

(http://english.cri.cn, 2014-10-31)

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