Beijing China in 1999
Tiananmen gate - entrance to the forbidden city
A portrait of chairman Mao overlooks the entrance to the forbidden city
Tiananmen Square - renovated in 1999
The Forbidden City
The panda plays to the crowds
How many can fit on a bike? At least 10 at the acrobatics show.
Decorations were everywhere in Beijing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peoples Republic on Oct. 1, 1999