China's acrobats in training

Inside an acrobatic school in China, where students from 4 to 40 years old practice for 10 hours a day. [10 photos total]

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Students practice at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China, May 26, 2015. The acrobatic school has accepted more than 80 students from 4 to 40 years old. Most of them came from rural area of Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. Starting at 4 a.m. every morning, students practice an average of 10 hours. The training usually lasts from one month to over a year. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Students practice at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China, May 25, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A student practices at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China, May 26, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A student trains at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China, May 26, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Students pose for pictures at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China, May 25, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A student looks at her mobile phone as she stretches during practice at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China, May 26, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Students train at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China, May 25, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A teacher helps a student stretch during training at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China, May 26, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Students train at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China, May 25, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Students train at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China, May 26, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer) #

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