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By JANE SPENCER and JULIET YE HONG KONG -- It turns out that train tracks in Tibet aren't where the antelope play. Earlier this week, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, issued an unusual public apology for publishing a doctored photograph of Tibetan wildlife frolicking near a high-speed train.
[in translation] "This is a photograph that everybody is familiar with. When I first saw it, my eyes lit up: the Tibetan antelopes and the train on the Qinghai-Tibet railroad appeared simultaneously in the eye of the camera.
See a larger version with comments here (Wall Street Journal) Like statistics in China, photographs "never lie." And they often do.
How to not photoshop official government photos, funny Chinese bad photoshop sensation.. | Patricia ChanThis is so funny.
Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 09/30/2011
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 10:09 GMT, 1 July 2011 This could possibly be the worst doctored picture in internet history. Three Chinese officials appear to be proudly showing off their newly laid road in Huili, south-west China.
Earlier this week an Internet user in China visited their county government website and was greeted with a horribly Photoshopped photograph showing three government officials inspecting a road.
Not only is everything here made in China nowadays, even our public officials are ripping off crackpot ideas from their Chinese counterparts. The DPWH Facebook page recently came under fire with this now historic Photoshopped image of three officials inspecting the post-Pedring carnage along Roxas Boulevard: This was such an obviously Photoshopped image (and a bad Photoshop job at that) that engineer/blogger Pierre Albert San Diego did a quick logical analysis of the image and immediately took them to task for this on his blog.