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A photographer has come under fire in China for his pictures of a man falling off a bicycle.


The man took a spectacular digger in Xiamen city after his bike hit a pot-hole submerged in rainwater.



But photographer Liu Tao was accused of lying in wait to take his pictures instead of warning people of the danger.



Readers of the Beijing Youth Daily, which published the shots, wrote in to express their feelings.

One wrote: "The pictures are well shot, but the person who shot this is disgusting. He knew there was a pit, but was waiting there for someone to fall over."


And another said: "The photographer should really be condemned since he knew there definitely would be other victims."





Liu defended himself, saying: "I just knew that the city government has paved the pit, and without my pictures, the pit would not be noticed by the government, and there would perhaps be more people falling over."
 

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In the idea that he is trying to get the govt to fix it...he's right.

"The needs of the many out weigh the needs of the few." ..or the one
 

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He is right about one thing.
The only way to get something done by any government is to show the people the wrong in what they are or are not doing. :cursin:

I bet that hole was fixed the same day the pic was published. :skep:
 

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Liu defended himself, saying: "I just knew that the city government has paved the pit, and without my pictures, the pit would not be noticed by the government, and there would perhaps be more people falling over."
i doubt his intentions were so noble. Or spur of the moment. He sure had enough time to focus on the puddle, the premonition to snap a pic at such an early stage of the fall and snap many more in that split second. Its funny but dont lie about it when youre getting flack for it. Public service... dont think so. Still funny!
 
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