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A glaring error: readers forced to shelter under umbrellas in over-bright Shenzhen library

Superstition has it that putting up an umbrella indoors brings bad luck – but that hasn’t stopped these students from taking drastic action at their local library.

Chinese readers holding umbrellas in a Shenzhen library. Photo: ecns.cn.

Rows of readers in Shenzhen are being forced to take cover to protect their eyes from the sunlight pouring through the slanted floor-to-ceiling windows.

Chinese readers holding umbrellas in a Shenzhen library. Photo: ecns.cn.

Chinese readers holding umbrellas in a Shenzhen library. Photo: ecns.cn.

They might not be the smartest students, but there’s no doubt they’re some of the brightest.

A glaring error: readers forced to shelter under umbrellas in over-bright Shenzhen library