Morning sun showers snow-covered Great Wall

john  —  March 11, 2014

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The view from a beacon tower on February 9, 2014 shows the Huanghuacheng Great Wall shimmering in the morning light.The Ming Dynasty Huanghuacheng Great Wall is located in Beijing’s Huairou district,approximately 70 km from downtown Beijing. The recent snowfall has added to the scenery’s serenity and purity.[Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken from a beacon tower on Huanghuacheng Great Wall on February 9,2014 shows the star-filled sky before sunrise.The Ming Dynasty Huanghuacheng Great Wall is located in Beijing's Huairou district,approximately 70 km from downtown Beijing. The recent snowfall has added to the scenery's serenity and purity.[Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken from a beacon tower on Huanghuacheng Great Wall on February 9,2014 shows the star-filled sky before sunrise.The Ming Dynasty Huanghuacheng Great Wall is located in Beijing’s Huairou district,approximately 70 km from downtown Beijing. The recent snowfall has added to the scenery’s serenity and purity.[Photo/Xinhua]

The view from a beacon tower on February 9, 2014 shows the Huanghuacheng Great Wall before sunrise.The Ming Dynasty Huanghuacheng Great Wall is located in Beijing's Huairou district,approximately 70 km from downtown Beijing. The recent snowfall has added to the scenery's serenity and purity.[Photo/Xinhua]

The view from a beacon tower on February 9, 2014 shows the Huanghuacheng Great Wall before sunrise.The Ming Dynasty Huanghuacheng Great Wall is located in Beijing’s Huairou district,approximately 70 km from downtown Beijing. The recent snowfall has added to the scenery’s serenity and purity.[Photo/Xinhua]