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Panpa Bulletin : July 2007
42 PANPA Bulletin July 2007 Getty Images photographer Andrew Wong captured this elevated view of the polluted Nanhu Lake on World Water Day March 22, 2006 in Chongqing Municipality, China. Various activities were held to mark World Water Day today in China. China's robust economy grew 9.9 per cent in 2005, an improvement from a 9.5 per cent growth in 2004. However, the environmental situ- ation remains dismal, according to state media. The country's major rivers and lakes are plagued by different degrees of pollution and many rural areas are in urgent need of clean drinking water. Getty Images photographer, Andrew Wong, started his photographic career with Reuters in Hong Kong in 1985 having left university to pursue his interest in photog- raphy. Wong's work in photojournalism has seen him work across a number of cities including Hong Kong, London, Singapore and Beijing, where he is now based. Wong has covered a range of stories including three Olympic Games, tennis at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, World Cup Soccer and Cricket, in addition to the Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan, military coups in Asia and major political stories from Britain, South-East Asia and China. In his early days as a photographer, Wong was inspired by W Eugene Smith and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Over his 20 years in the industry, Wong has been recognised as an industry authority, judging the World Press Photo Award on two occasions. This photo and others by Getty photog- raphers around the world appear in the annual Getty Images Year in Focus 06. We have four copies of the 2006 book to give away to PANPA Bulletin readers. To enter, simply tell us in 10 words or less what you think was the most memo- rable event of 2006/7. Please email your response, with your full name and mailing address, to email@example.com. China marks World Water Day. Photo by Andrew Wong/Getty Images. WATERY GRAVE 1000 words ... the environmental situation remains dismal ... The country's major rivers and lakes are plagued by di erent degrees of pollution and many rural areas are in urgent need of clean drinking water.
August September 2007