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Win Stuff   It's time for Caption the Moment. Leave your wittiest caption for this photo in the comment section below, and you might win a RMB500 voucher from Sherpa's. The winner will be announced in the mag's Shanghai Seen section. Caption it by noon on Monday, August 25...

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