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Cop saves falling woman: When a fake picture tells a real story

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A photograph capturing a cop's heroic moment went viral in China last week.

The picture shows the Chinese police officer looking up from the foot of a building with his arms stretched, getting ready to catch a falling woman barehanded.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 16, 2018, with the headline 'Cop saves falling woman: When a fake picture tells a real story'. Print Edition | Subscribe