The Big Picture: Shanghai World Expo

If you’ve never seen The Big Picture,’s amazing photo blog, you’ve really been missing out. It’s one of the best ways to understand a story visually, with many large photographs from multiple journalists all gathered in one place.

A recent entry shows photos from Shanghai’s World Expo, a $57 billion dollar fair being put on by China. They’re interesting to see, but a few of them are also quite amusing.

A horrifying baby

When the page first loaded, only the face was visible, and I thought “That baby doesn’t seem quite right…”. Then I realized it wasn’t a baby, but an enormous animated baby mannequin.


Just one car for an entire city

A project model shows a possible future transport system in the Pavilion of Future

Simply put, this looks like the loneliest future ever.

A horrifying baby

The North Korean pavilion is seen, next to the Iranian pavilion (right) at the site of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai

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