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Old 27 July 2010, 04:52 PM
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Old 27 July 2010, 05:21 PM
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It's a shop. That kid looks is way too big for that bucket and the shading is all wrong.

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Old 27 July 2010, 05:30 PM
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It doesn't look like anyone is holding the bucket, or at least has their arm looped on it. And the baby looks like he's too big to really fit in the bucket, just looking at the arms. Everyone else, even the baby in the caboose, is dressed warmly.

I vote fake.
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Old 27 July 2010, 06:03 PM
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In addition to what everyone else has said, whoever combined baby and bucket forgot to do anything about the lid, which is clearly visible under his arm.
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Old 27 July 2010, 06:09 PM
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It looks like a 'Shop to me, but I'm no expert.

But what got me was the kid on the back. At first glance I thought he was just hanging on to his mom's shoulders.
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Old 27 July 2010, 06:26 PM
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It's alarming enough without the bucket baby!
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Old 27 July 2010, 06:36 PM
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At this site here: http://www.jalaybi.com/2009/05/page/13/

about half way down I found these photos of the same event, minus the shopped baby. It was posted in May '09.







The site says they come from a Chinese blog, but there is no source information for the location of the event.
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Old 27 July 2010, 07:29 PM
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Families riding motorcycles was a common site in Korea. I wouldn't doubt for a second that this would take place in China.
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Old 27 July 2010, 07:29 PM
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The site says they come from a Chinese blog, but there is no source information for the location of the event.
I was going to guess Mongolia, which would still work - it might be Inner Mongolia (a province of China).

(eta) It's certainly common to see an entire family on a motorbike or moped in certain parts of the world - Nepal too, say - but you have to admit that four adults and four children is an unusual number even by those standards. Generally it's a couple with two or three children.
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Old 28 July 2010, 12:39 AM
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I would have guessed Tibet. Although China has a one child per family policy, this does not apply to certain ethnic groupings; including Tibetans (but probably also Mongolians)
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Old 28 July 2010, 02:22 AM
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I as going to say everything look real, except the baby in the bucket. Defently shopped. Now if I can just remember where the shopped baby is from. I know I have seen it around some where.
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Old 28 July 2010, 02:46 AM
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A co-worker has a wife in the Philippines, he's said in the past it's not uncommon to see 6 or 7 people riding on a single motorcycle.
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Old 28 July 2010, 02:48 AM
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Oh, come on, that's obviously 'shopped. The family is Korean, while the baby is clearly Chinese.

yeah, I know
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Old 28 July 2010, 02:33 PM
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It's alarming enough without the bucket baby!
When I travelled in India and Pakistan about 20 years ago, I regularly saw four on a bike, but never this many.
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Old 29 July 2010, 04:12 PM
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Having lived in the Philippines and Malaysia a number of years ago, I saw pretty much everything you can imagine, including familes of 7, live pigs and chickens being transported on motorcycles. But the one image that still stands out was a motorcyle in Manila traffic, with one guy driveing, and the guy on the back balancing a piece of plate glass, about 3 feet wide and 6 or 7 feet tall on the seat in front of him!
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