What did you get in the sales? Tricycle delivery men chat and laugh as they deliver loads of office chairs and furniture in Beijing
This pair of Chinese 'human snails' look like they've snapped up some cracking bargains during the January sales.
Loaded sky high with office chairs and furniture they laugh and joke, to the visible gasps of onlookers, as they weave their heavy-load around the streets of Beijing.
But three-wheeling is not the preferred mode of transport for the delivery drivers who are actually forced to take to their tricycles during the day.
Beijing's banning of motorised delivery during daylight hours is just one of a series of measures introduced in 2008 and designed to cut down congestion in the Chinese capital.
Blocked up: Several measures have been taken by Beijing's authorities to try and reduce congestion in the city
Drivers of the city's five million cars are banned from taking to the road one day per week, depending on the final digit of their license plate, and only 20,000 licenses are issued each month.
Luckily the pair did not suffer the same fate as Fei Lin, 35, who shot up skywards when huge bags of rice strapped to the back of his trike slipped and catapulted him into the air.
Lin suffered the accident when his overloaded bike protested at its massive load in Xian, Shaanxi province, in December.
Jiang Chen (not his real name), a 26-year-old public servant, got married on April 10. It took him two and half years to prepare. The couple and their parents spent a total of 1.2
Beijing and Mexico City have the worst traffic jams in the world, as record traffic levels take their toll on people's health, productivity and social life, a study said Wednesday.