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National Center for Performing Arts, Beijing

Photograph by Sergio Amiti, My Shot

I made the most of a rare clear sky to take a shot of the futuristic Beijing Opera building, officially called the National Centre for the Performing Arts (or National Grand Theatre in Chinese).

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)


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