Rising rainbow tides

Rising rainbow tides

Zhong Min/EPA/Keystone Press

More than one million swimmers were expected to flock this summer to the man-made saltwater pool in what is known as China’s Dead Sea, in Daying county in Sichuan province—though, contrary to appearances, not all at once.

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