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November 19, 2010
Newlyweds in Thames Town, China
Thames Town is the English name for a new town in Songjiang, about 30 km from central Shanghai, China and situated on the Yangtze River. It is named after the River Thames in England, the United Kingdom. The architecture both imitates and is influenced by classic English market town styles. There are cobbled streets, Victorian terraces, corner shops - empty as in an abandoned film set. Some of the architecture has been directly copied from buildings found in England, including the church (copied from one in Clifton, Bristol) and a pub and fish and chip shop (copied from buildings in Lyme Regis, Dorset). The picturesque church and main square makes an idyllic backdrop for many Chinese Wedding photos. -- Wikipedia
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Chinese newlyweds pose for wedding photographs in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Chinese wedding couples gather daily to have their wedding portraits taken in the themed Chinese town. "Thames Town" is the English name for a newly built town in Songjiang, 35 km from central Shanghai, China and situated on the Yangtze River. It is named after the River Thames in England. The architecture both imitates and is influenced by classic English market town styles. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak


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Chinese newlyweds pose for wedding photographs near to the Thames Town Church in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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Chinese newlyweds are tended to by a photographic assistant as they walk in between locations during a wedding photography session near to the Thames Town Church in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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A Chinese newlywed poses for wedding photographs in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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Chinese newlyweds pose for wedding photographs near to the Thames Town Church in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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Chinese newlyweds pose for wedding photographs during a photo session in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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An assistant leans over to make final touches as Chinese newlyweds pose for photographs during a photo session in Thames Town on November 18, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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Chinese newlyweds pose for wedding photographs in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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Chinese newlyweds pose for wedding photographs in front of the Thames Town Church in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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Chinese newlyweds pose for wedding photographs in front of the Thames Town Church in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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Chinese newlyweds are reflected in the door of a marriage shop during a photo session for wedding photographs in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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Chinese newlyweds pose for wedding photographs during a photo session in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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An assistant runs out of frame as she hoists the dress aloft as Chinese newlyweds pose for photographs during a photo session in Thames Town on November 18, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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Chinese newlyweds walk past a statue of Winston Churchill during their wedding photographs near to the Thames Town Church in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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Chinese newlyweds pose for wedding photographs in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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