Workers digging a well outside the city of Xi'an, China, in 1974 struck upon one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world: a life-size clay soldier poised for battle. The legions of terra-cotta warriors in the famed tomb of Chinese Emperor Qin were originally painted with pigments and a layer of lacquer. Time and the stresses of excavation, though, have left most of the statues colorless.
Before 1972, the path chiseled into the rock used to be the only access linking the village with the outside world. Then the villagers decided to dig a tunnel through the rocky cliff.
Led by Shen Mingxin, head of the village, they sold goats and herbs to buy hammers and steel tools. Thirteen strong villagers began the project.
It took them five years to finish the 1,200-metre-long tunnel which is about 5 meters high and 4 meters wide. Some of the villagers even gave their lives to it. On May 1, 1977, the tunnel was opened to traffic.
In Jakarta, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates more than 5,000 children are involved in prostitution.
The city has mapped six areas in which child prostitution occurs in a large numbers: Prumpung in North Jakarta, Grogol in West Jakarta, Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta, Jatinegara and Ciracas in East Jakarta and Blok M in South Jakarta.