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Candid Camera: A shoe-polishing woman's day

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As the well-dressed mother happily looks down and stands behind her son, a woman with a baby on her back is polishing her son's shoes. Since this photo was first publicized, many overseas Chinese readers have become outraged and have condemned present social ills in Chinese society where basic compassion and social conscience are missing, and the gap between the affluent and the impoverished is widening every day.

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