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AP PHOTOS: Glimpses of Beijing through windows and doorways

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AP PHOTOS: Glimpses of Beijing through windows and doorways
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AP PHOTOS: Glimpses of Beijing through windows and doorways

2024-04-22 12:19 Last Updated At:13:10

BEIJING (AP) — China's sprawling capital city was new territory for Associated Press photographer Tatan Syuflana. Between covering high-ranking officials and capturing the pulse of daily life, the Jakarta-based photographer sought out glimpses of Beijing through windows, doorways and other portals.

A shop worker in a flowing imperial-era robe. Historic portraits of former leaders in a shop window. A rider gazing out from a public bus. A solitary person striking an Instagrammable pose in a stone opening along the Great Wall.

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A woman poses for photos on the window of a watch tower along the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, April 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

BEIJING (AP) — China's sprawling capital city was new territory for Associated Press photographer Tatan Syuflana. Between covering high-ranking officials and capturing the pulse of daily life, the Jakarta-based photographer sought out glimpses of Beijing through windows, doorways and other portals.

An elderly man sits in front of a mural depicting traditional China in Beijing, China, Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

An elderly man sits in front of a mural depicting traditional China in Beijing, China, Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man walks out from a Hutong near a portrait of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing, China, Thursday, April 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man walks out from a Hutong near a portrait of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing, China, Thursday, April 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

People walk out from a shopping mall in Beijing, China, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

People walk out from a shopping mall in Beijing, China, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man rests in front of a Buddha statue seen in the window of a souvenir store in Beijing, China, Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man rests in front of a Buddha statue seen in the window of a souvenir store in Beijing, China, Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man rests on the steps of a house in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man rests on the steps of a house in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man shops near a statue at a souvenir store in Beijing, China, Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man shops near a statue at a souvenir store in Beijing, China, Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A woman and child stand at a tower window of the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, April 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A woman and child stand at a tower window of the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, April 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A Muslim reads the Quran while waiting for the time to break his fast during the first day of Ramadan at the Niujie Mosque in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A Muslim reads the Quran while waiting for the time to break his fast during the first day of Ramadan at the Niujie Mosque in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A woman looks out from a window of a city bus in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A woman looks out from a window of a city bus in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man uses his phone to unlock a rental bike in front of an apartment in Beijing, China, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man uses his phone to unlock a rental bike in front of an apartment in Beijing, China, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

People look out from their car windows during rush hour traffic near a shopping mall in Beijing, China, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

People look out from their car windows during rush hour traffic near a shopping mall in Beijing, China, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Models sit backstage after the show Beautyberry by Yutao Wang during the China Fashion Week in Beijing, Saturday, March 30, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Models sit backstage after the show Beautyberry by Yutao Wang during the China Fashion Week in Beijing, Saturday, March 30, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

An employee stands near the window of an office building in Beijing, China, Monday, April 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

An employee stands near the window of an office building in Beijing, China, Monday, April 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

People enjoy their meals at a restaurant are seen through windows near the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Saturday, March 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

People enjoy their meals at a restaurant are seen through windows near the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Saturday, March 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A woman walks past portraits of late Chinese leaders including Mao Zedong at the Wangfujing Shopping street in Beijing, China, Thursday, April 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A woman walks past portraits of late Chinese leaders including Mao Zedong at the Wangfujing Shopping street in Beijing, China, Thursday, April 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man dressed in imperial costume depicting the emperor stands at a souvenir store near Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, April 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man dressed in imperial costume depicting the emperor stands at a souvenir store near Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, April 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

The images show a quiet side to a metropolis of more than 20 million people. The solitude away from the bustle. The silent handlebars of brightly colored rental bikes only hint at the teeming nature of the city.

In some ways, Beijing has the trappings of every other modern capital. In others, it is uniquely Beijing.

AP photographer Tatan Syuflana is on temporary assignment in Beijing.

A woman poses for photos on the window of a watch tower along the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, April 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A woman poses for photos on the window of a watch tower along the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, April 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

An elderly man sits in front of a mural depicting traditional China in Beijing, China, Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

An elderly man sits in front of a mural depicting traditional China in Beijing, China, Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man walks out from a Hutong near a portrait of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing, China, Thursday, April 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man walks out from a Hutong near a portrait of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing, China, Thursday, April 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

People walk out from a shopping mall in Beijing, China, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

People walk out from a shopping mall in Beijing, China, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man rests in front of a Buddha statue seen in the window of a souvenir store in Beijing, China, Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man rests in front of a Buddha statue seen in the window of a souvenir store in Beijing, China, Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man rests on the steps of a house in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man rests on the steps of a house in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man shops near a statue at a souvenir store in Beijing, China, Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man shops near a statue at a souvenir store in Beijing, China, Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A woman and child stand at a tower window of the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, April 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A woman and child stand at a tower window of the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, April 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A Muslim reads the Quran while waiting for the time to break his fast during the first day of Ramadan at the Niujie Mosque in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A Muslim reads the Quran while waiting for the time to break his fast during the first day of Ramadan at the Niujie Mosque in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A woman looks out from a window of a city bus in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A woman looks out from a window of a city bus in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man uses his phone to unlock a rental bike in front of an apartment in Beijing, China, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man uses his phone to unlock a rental bike in front of an apartment in Beijing, China, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

People look out from their car windows during rush hour traffic near a shopping mall in Beijing, China, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

People look out from their car windows during rush hour traffic near a shopping mall in Beijing, China, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Models sit backstage after the show Beautyberry by Yutao Wang during the China Fashion Week in Beijing, Saturday, March 30, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Models sit backstage after the show Beautyberry by Yutao Wang during the China Fashion Week in Beijing, Saturday, March 30, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

An employee stands near the window of an office building in Beijing, China, Monday, April 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

An employee stands near the window of an office building in Beijing, China, Monday, April 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

People enjoy their meals at a restaurant are seen through windows near the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Saturday, March 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

People enjoy their meals at a restaurant are seen through windows near the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Saturday, March 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A woman walks past portraits of late Chinese leaders including Mao Zedong at the Wangfujing Shopping street in Beijing, China, Thursday, April 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A woman walks past portraits of late Chinese leaders including Mao Zedong at the Wangfujing Shopping street in Beijing, China, Thursday, April 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man dressed in imperial costume depicting the emperor stands at a souvenir store near Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, April 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

A man dressed in imperial costume depicting the emperor stands at a souvenir store near Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, April 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are signaling to donors that they are putting their rivalry behind them after a contentious and often personal primary fight.

DeSantis convened his allies this week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to press them to raise money to support Trump, making the case over a seafood and steak dinner that they need to work together to prevent Democratic President Joe Biden from winning a second term. The governor and about 30 people then spent Thursday morning in a hotel conference room raising money for an outside group that supports the former president's 2024 White House campaign.

Trump called into the gathering to thank members of the group for their work, according to four people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to publicly discuss the private session and spoke on condition of anonymity.

In what three people present described as a warm and gracious call to the group that was heard over speakerphone, Trump praised DeSantis and the effort, saying “Ron, I love that you’re back.”

A reconciliation helps both of them. Trump is trying to make up fundraising ground against Biden while DeSantis hopes to preserve a potential future White House run for which Trump's supporters could be key.

DeSantis and his top donors raised more than $3 million on Thursday for the super political action committee Right for America, backed by big Republican donors such as Ike and Laurie Perlmutter, who have agreed to match at least a portion of the DeSantis team’s fundraising rather than funneling money directly to Trump's campaign.

That arrangement, reached after talks between the Trump and DeSantis camps, is designed to address concerns among DeSantis supporters about their money going to pay the former president’s legal bills, according to people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss the private talks. Trump notably blessed the structure when he called into the group's meeting Thursday.

“This is where I want you to focus,” Trump said in a roughly 15-minute call, according to a senior political adviser to DeSantis who was not authorized to publicly discuss the private meeting and spoke on condition of anonymity.

DeSantis’ decision to push money to the PAC instead of giving directly to Trump’s campaign has raised eyebrows among some Trump campaign officials, according to a person familiar with the former president's campaign thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the arrangement.

Right for America is competing for donors with MAGA Inc., the chief super PAC backing Trump. Such groups are prohibited from directly coordinating with a presidential campaign, something that hamstrung DeSantis during his presidential run due to conflicts between his campaign and his support of Never Back Down, the largest super PAC backing DeSantis’ candidacy.

Other supporters of both men support the arrangement. Right for America is run by Sergio Gor, a longtime Trump ally who is close to the former president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. The two run Winning Team Publishing, which published two of the former president’s books.

“We are thrilled by the support we are receiving from Governor DeSantis," Gor said in a statement. "We look forward to ensuring President Donald Trump is elected in November.”

Some DeSantis donors had been reluctant to give to Trump because they worried their money would help pay Trump’s lawyers in his criminal cases instead of being used directly to focus on beating Biden.

A number of big-name Florida contributors who have given to DeSantis remain hesitant about contributing to efforts to support Trump, said Al Hoffman, a Palm Beach County Republican donor and former Republican National Committee finance chair.

“I know that there are Republican conservative, big-money donors that are very reluctant to endorse Trump,” said Hoffman, who was also chairman of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s 2002 reelection campaign.

DeSantis endorsed Trump when he dropped out of the race and promised in a face-to-face meeting with the former president in April to work for his campaign. The 45-year-old governor, who has won two terms and pushed a longtime swing state increasingly to the right, may run for the White House again and would need the backing of Trump voters in a future Republican primary.

DeSantis called his allies to Fort Lauderdale this week to raise money for Trump, telling them on Wednesday night that they needed to work to prevent a second Biden term.

The meeting was the kickoff for what is expected to be a coast-to-coast fundraising effort by DeSantis allies, with upcoming events likely in Texas, California, Washington state and perhaps New York.

Trump and DeSantis have also discussed a role for the governor at the Republican National Convention. Aides to DeSantis said it was Trump’s suggestion and was not contingent on any fundraising effort on DeSantis’ part.

Donors who discussed the Thursday event were struck by the collegiality between Trump and DeSantis during the call. One person who spoke on condition of anonymity about the closed-door gathering called the conversation “very gracious” and noted that Trump and DeSantis talked about golf, a favorite Trump pastime.

Associated Press writer Jill Colvin in New York contributed to this report.

FILE - President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in the Oval Office of the White House, April 28, 2020, in Washington. Trump and DeSantis are signaling to donors that they're putting their rivalry behind them. DeSantis has convened his allies this week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to press them to support Trump. He argued to them Wednesday, May 22, 2024, that they need to work together to prevent President Joe Biden from winning a second term. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

FILE - President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in the Oval Office of the White House, April 28, 2020, in Washington. Trump and DeSantis are signaling to donors that they're putting their rivalry behind them. DeSantis has convened his allies this week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to press them to support Trump. He argued to them Wednesday, May 22, 2024, that they need to work together to prevent President Joe Biden from winning a second term. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

FILE- President Donald Trump stands behind gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis at a rally in Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 3, 2018. Trump and DeSantis are signaling to donors that they're putting their rivalry behind them. DeSantis has convened his allies this week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to press them to support Trump. He argued to them Wednesday, May 22, 2024, that they need to work together to prevent President Joe Biden from winning a second term. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

FILE- President Donald Trump stands behind gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis at a rally in Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 3, 2018. Trump and DeSantis are signaling to donors that they're putting their rivalry behind them. DeSantis has convened his allies this week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to press them to support Trump. He argued to them Wednesday, May 22, 2024, that they need to work together to prevent President Joe Biden from winning a second term. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

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