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Drive across Gansu, China. The on-going group farewelled those leaving the tour at the end of the Russian segment and on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July flew from Moscow, via Helsinki to Beijing and on to Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Provice, 1200 km WSW of Beijing.   Next day the group spent 6 hours on a leisurely drive NW to Jinchang and the Jinchuan mine, passing villages, areas of intensive agriculture and mountain ranges in two vans (one pictured above).
Photographs by Mike Porter

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