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Flickr photo of the day: Baaad traffic

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(Photo: RubyTao172 / Flickr)

While traveling near Haixi Mengguzu Zangzu, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan/Mongolian region of China, photographer Jiaxing Tao of Shanghai had traffic issues. Automobiles frequently encounter Mongolian or Tibetan shepherds riding motorbikes, horses, even camels, moving their large flocks of sheep across highways on their way to market or greener pastures.

Located in the hyper-arid Qaidam Basin, Haixi is not a popular tourist destination. That said, local attractions include approximately 170 square miles of game land and numerous salt lakes, including Qarhan Salt Lake, said to be the largest lake in China. And for the truly intrepid, there is Geladandong Peak, source of the Yangtze River.

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