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Young, impoverished mother from Chinese viral photo finally found after 11 years, and how different her life is now

A young woman struggles to stay upright under the weight of an enormous bag spilling over with blankets and bedding, cradling a baby in one arm and keeping hold of a backpack in the other as she shuffles towards her destination.If a single photograph could encapsulate a decades-long Chinese government policy that has lifted 700 million out of poverty, this was it. For years after he shot the image, photographer and journalist Zhou Ke struggled to track down the determined young mother it…


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