In Pictures: Printed banners of flowers hide withered plants on roadside in China


Spring seemingly returned to Jilin Province this week.

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Printed banners of flowers were spotted on roads in Changchun on Monday.

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The printed plastic banners¬†wrapped around road dividers hid “actual” withered plants.

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The scene is reminiscent of similar printed banners which appeared on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in 2013.

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A tourist has her picture taken during a cloudy day in front of a billboard featuring photos of the city skyline with a clear sky in Hong Kong on August 30, 2013. Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez