ALTRA Magazine Publishes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Photos of the Beijing Olympics Preparations in Their Winter 2007 Issue

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On December 20th 2007, ALTRA Magazine published exclusive and compelling photos taken from behind the scenes of the 2008 Beijing Olympics construction sites, as well as its surrounding neighborhoods, for the "Countdown to the Beijing Olympics - Exclusive behind the scenes preparations" pictorial feature in their third issue - Winter 2007.

On December 20, 2007, ALTRA Magazine published exclusive and compelling photos taken from behind the scenes of the 2008 Beijing Olympics construction sites, as well as its surrounding neighborhoods, for the "Countdown to the Beijing Olympics -- Exclusive behind the scenes preparations" pictorial feature in their third issue - Winter 2007.

Obtained by ALTRA Magazine's correspondents in China, these photos were taken throughout various parts of Beijing since the very beginning of the Olympics preparations one year ago until recently. They are shown in four categories:

"The Bird's Nest" - An inside look at the official Olympic stadium construction site and its workers.

"The People" - How Beijing citizens are reacting to the changes brought on by the 2008 Olympics.

"Beijing, Now and Then" - A look at both the historical and modern sites of Beijing, and the changes to its surrounding areas; including the re-construction of low-income neighborhoods.

"Fortress Around the Forbidden City" - Images of Forbidden City under renovation and its tall, bamboo scaffold shields.

Additional information on obtaining game tickets and travel information are also included in the feature.

Other articles and photo features in the issue include: cover actress Nan Zhang from "Gossip Girl", Fashion Week NYC, Asian American Entrepreneurs, food reviews coast to coast, film review of Nanking, music review of Levi Chen, dealing with Insomnia, interviews with Designer Zang Toi and Director Michael Kang.

The issue is on sale through ALTRA magazine's website - http://www.altrazine.com

Established in 2006 in New York City, ALTRA Magazine is a quarterly lifestyle magazine that celebrates Asian and Asian American excellence. ALTRA highlights achievements by cosmopolitan, English speaking Asians and Asian Americans in the United States and abroad, it also informs the public of current issues and trends affecting individuals of Asian descent. ALTRA offers thought provoking features, unconventional news topics, striking photography, and is currently available in both print and on-line.

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