A bunch of students were playing basketball near the school entrance on a busy street 鼓樓西大街 in Beijing, just north of 后海. The ball popped loose and bounced into the street. The whole bunch of boys and girls rushed out but could only watch as a passing car hit the ball, sending it across the street.
On the opposite sidewalk, a young man caught it and tossed it back across the street. I pulled out my camera just in time as a plump boy caught it and ran triumphantly back into the school.