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出污泥而不染

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The caption is a Chinese saying describing the Lotus Flower, which literally means something like this: "Growing out of the mud unscathed, or without being contaminated". In China, the Lotus Flower is regarded as 花之君子, literally translated as "the gentleman of all flowers" Therefore the Lotus Flower metaphorically represents great virtues such as righteousness, integrity and noble character.

 

Taken one early morning at Shing Mun Valley Park in Hong Kong

 

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Taken on June 14, 2011