Rooftops glisten as misty rain falls over the graceful curves and slate of Lijiang Old Town in this picture by Lijiang has just become a sister-city with California's Malibu—news to the Malibu City Council who hadn't yet voted to confirm the possibility of sister-city status. (Continues after the jump... )
According to the VPN or proxy in China), a delegation had flown out to visit and initiate proceedings on the local Chinese government's dime, but it seems they were somewhat ambushed into signing up for the deal to boost tourism and trade between the two cities, returning to sunny Malibu with the key to the city!
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