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French legation, Beijing.<br />
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A collection of rare early photographs capturing day-to-day life in China 150 years ago are set to sell for £80,000. <br />
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The stunning album, comprising 41 black and white images of Beijing, depicts an array of busy street scenes and portraits of inhabitants from all walks of life. <br />
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The pictures show chess players deep in concentration, musicians entertaining on the side of the road as well as striking images of the city's historically important architecture.