Beijing butts out

2 Jun 2015

The anti-smoking campaign has been gathering momentum across the nation. Youngsters, such as those above in Handan, Hebei province, promoted World No Tobacco Day, which took place on Sunday. Left, a child puts up a poster at a school in Lingnan, Zhejiang province. Below, dancers perform outside the “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium in Beijing, while celebrities and officials stand in front of a map to launch new smoking bans in the capital that came into force yesterday. Smoking is prohibited in all of the city’s indoor public places, including airports, offices, restaurants and public transport. Photos: Xinhua, EPA, Imaginechina, AFP, AP, Reuters