Soaking up the sun in China … with a nylon mask on

Soak up, but first cover up. These balaclava-like nylon masks were invented to protect female Chinese beachgoers in Shandong from toasting their faces in harmful sun rays. We keep half-expecting them to wrestle each other because of the masks.

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