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
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
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."
Whatever the case, photos of a man going ass-over-teakettle
holding an umbrella while he flips over on his bike
are pretty darn funny.