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bd popeye
01-01-2013, 04:10 PM
Chinese Daily Photos2013!!!
This thread is about photos, videos and news articles about China & Chinese people from around the World. Feel free to discuss the items you see in this thread. And hey post recent photos and videos of China & Chinese people from around the World!!!

I have no political agenda!!!

China celebrates New Year (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-01/01/c_132074618.htm)


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The national flag-raising ceremony is held at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 1, 2013. Some 20,000 people from all over the country watched the ceremony here early Tuesday morning to welcome the new year. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu)

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Fireworks light the sky over Victoria Harbour during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong January 1, 2013. *******/Tyrone Siu

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Photo taken on Dec. 31, 2012 shows the written characters made by using LED lights on the surface of Taipei 101 building, famous for being one of the world's tallest buildings, celebrating the upcoming New Year in Taipei, south China's Taiwan.(Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)

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Qi Zhao, 25, of China, center, joins others in Times Square at the New Year's Eve celebration, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Visitors take pictures and videos during a light show as part of a New Year countdown celebration at the financial square on the Bund in Shanghai December 31, 2012. Picture taken December 31, 2012. *******/Stringer

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Visitors wave Chinese national flags as they cheer during the 2013 New Year Countdown Ceremony at the Summer Palace in Beijing, December 31, 2012. *******/China Daily

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Tourists ride jet ski's at a beach resort in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, on Jan. 1, 2013, the New Year's Day. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)

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Tourists visit a beach resort in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, on Jan. 1, 2013, the New Year's Day. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)

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Tourists take photos at a beach resort in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, on Jan. 1, 2013, the New Year's Day. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)

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People enjoy the sunrise on New Year's Day in Shanghai, east China, Jan. 1, 2013. (Xinhua)

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An evening gala is held by Jiangsu provincial TV station for new year celebration in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 31, 2012. (Xinhua)

Fallap
01-01-2013, 06:15 PM
I really need to celebrate new years eve, som place asian next year. :)

EdisonTrent
01-01-2013, 06:17 PM
I really need to celebrate new years eve, som place asian next year. :)
You should go for Lunar New Year then.

JUNKHO
01-01-2013, 09:14 PM
Great pics and thread as always there bd....xin nian kuai le or Happy New Year!

bd popeye
01-01-2013, 10:41 PM
Thank you!

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The Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co.,Ltd working area is seen at sunrise in Dalian, Liaoning province, January 1, 2013.

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Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at the Hangzhou Yusei Machinery Co.,Ltd in Xiaoshan District in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province January 1, 2013. Three firemen died while trying to extinguish a factory blaze which broke out in the early hours of Tuesday in east China's Zhejiang Province, fire authorities said, Xinhua News Agency reported. *******/Stringer

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Rescuers carry a victim out of the site where a construction accident occurred at a parking lot for Shanghai's No. 12 subway line, in Shanghai, December 31, 2012. Five workers were killed and 18 others injured after a concrete platform under construction collapsed in Shanghai, a municipal government source said on Tuesday, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken December 31, 2012. *******/Stringer

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A worker walks past a dragon-shaped lantern for a lantern festival to celebrate the New Year in Happy Island Park, in Hefei, Anhui province January 1, 2013. The lantern festival will be held from January 1 to February 25, local media said. The Chinese characters on the board in front of the lantern read, "Diaoyu Islands", referring to the disputed islands called the Diaoyu in Chinese and the Senkaku by Japan.

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Pro-democracy lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung is detained by police officers after a protest urging Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down in Hong Kong January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands in Hong Kong protested on Tuesday against the city's leader Leung as pressure mounts against the Beijing-backed politician who has been embroiled in an illegal construction scandal since taking office in July. *******/Tyrone Siu

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Thousands of protesters demonstrate on a street in Hong Kong's shopping Causeway Bay district urging for Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down January 1, 2013. *******/Tyrone Siu

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Protesters gesture during a protest urging Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down, on a street in Hong Kong's shopping Causeway Bay district January 1, 2013. *******/Tyrone Siu

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Fishermen are silhouetted against the early morning light as they return from fishing in Karachi's China Creek January 1, 2013. *******/Akhtar Soomro

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People burn incense as they pray for peace and luck at the Yufo Temple on the first day of 2013, in Shanghai January 1, 2013. REUTER/Aly Song

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A child sits in a car boot to help his parents guard their stall at a New Year car-boot sale in Wuhan, Hubei province January 1, 2013. Some 60 cars carrying goods participated in the car-boot sale, local media said. *******/Stringer (

Wally1967
01-01-2013, 10:52 PM
Three firemen died while trying to extinguish a factory blaze

RIP to Firefighters.

oldspice
01-02-2013, 07:39 AM
Thanks for the pictures!

Steak-Sauce
01-02-2013, 08:13 AM
bd_popeye, keep up the good work you've already done in 2012. Always excellent pictures. Looking forward to your 2013 contributions! :)

Subscribed.

bd popeye
01-02-2013, 09:23 AM
Thanks for the kind words gents!

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Over ten thousand pieces of shark fins are dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong January 2, 2013. Local sales of the luxurious gourmet food have fallen in recent years due to its controversial nature, but activists demand a total shark fin ban in the city, labelled by some as the shark fin capital of the world. The fins were shipped from an unknown location and unloaded at a nearby pier to be dried on the rooftop. *******/Bobby Yip

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Owner Leung Wing-chiu stands below a five-catty (5 pound) shark fin inside his dried seafood store in Hong Kong January 2, 2013. Chinese weddings that would traditionally have shark fin soup served at the reception are commonly becoming shark fin free. Animal rights advocates criticize the shark fin harvest but others say that eating shark fins is an old cultural tradition. *******/Bobby Yip

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Workers lay out pieces of shark fin to dry on a rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong January 2, 2013. Local sales of the luxurious gourmet food have fallen in recent years due to its controversial nature, but activists demand a total shark fin ban in the city, labelled by some as the shark fin capital of the world. The fins were shipped from an unknown location and unloaded at a nearby pier to be dried on the rooftop. *******/Bobby Yip

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Parents (R and 2nd R) of a newly married groom wear costumes and make-up, in accordance to a local custom, as they sit next to the parents of the bride in Liquan county of Xianyang city, Shaanxi province, January 1, 2013. The custom, called "Nao Gong Po" in Chinese, teases the groom's parents by having them wear ugly costumes and make-up in the belief it helps them improve their affinity with others. The Chinese characters on the placards read, "I want to have a grandson" (L) and "I want to wash diapers" (R). The bride is seen at the back. Picture taken January 1, 2013. *******/Rooney Chen

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China Airlines' "Cycling Through Paradise" float which won the International trophy is seen at 124th Annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, January 1, 2013. The 124th Rose Parade, themed "Oh the Places You'll Go!", features florally decorated floats, marching bands, and equestrian units on a five and a half mile parade route through Pasadena. *******/Jonathan Alcorn

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Textile workers of Qingdao Jifa Group present creations made by themselves in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 2, 2013. (Xinhua/Liang Xiaopeng)

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Winter swimmers frolic in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Jan. 1, 2013. Over 2,000 tourists from home and abroad watched the winter swimming performance here on Tuesday, the New Year's Day. (Xinhua/Liu Yang)

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A citizen plays on the snow at a park in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 2, 2013. Jinan underwent an extreme cold weather on Wednesday, with the lowest temperature dropped to minus 17 degrees centigrade. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)


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Workers keep on working on the construction site of the Jiaxing-Shaoxing Sea-Crossing Bridge despite cold weather in Haining, east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 2, 2013.

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Photo taken on Jan. 2, 2013 shows the under-construction Jiaxing-Shaoxing Sea-Crossing Bridge in Haining, east China's Zhejiang Province. The Jiaxing-Shaoxing Sea-Crossing Bridge, which will be the second sea-crossing bridge of Zhejiang Province, is expected to halve the driving time from Shaoxing to Shanghai in east China after putting into use in June of 2013. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

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Citizens gather to watch the "gold road," on which 1,000 pieces of 1,000-gram gold bars are laid beneath toughened glass, in a gold shop in Binzhou City, east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 1, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Binbin)

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Children contestants perform in a talent show during the final of the 1st Tianjin Children Car Model Contest in Tianjin, north China, Jan. 1, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Xiang)

bd popeye
01-02-2013, 09:43 AM
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Israeli pianist Arie Vardi plays 4-hands with Chinese 8-year-old pianist Wang Yalun during the Chinese-Israeli Piano Master Classes in Jerusalem Music Center on Jan.1, 2013. (Xinhua/Yin Dongxun)

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Artist Chen Forng-Shean shows his miniature sculpture work at his studio in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Jan. 1, 2013. Chen Forng-Shean, the Taipei artist for miniature sculpture, has been working on miniature sculpture for over 30 years, producing many works awarded the Guinness World Record. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

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A Tibetan Buddhist pilgrim prays at the Kumbum Monastery in Huangzhong County, about 25 km away from Xining, capital of northwest China's Qinghai Province, Jan. 2, 2013. (Xinhua/Wu Gang)

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Tourists pose for photo in front of a snow sculpture of South Korean rapper Psy in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Jan. 2, 2013. Psy's music video of "Gangnam Style," featuring the horse-riding dance, became a global sensation this year. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

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People gather to mourn for the deceased firefighters who lost lives in a rescue operation on Tuesday at the Hangzhou Yusei Machinery Co., Ltd in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 2, 2013. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao)

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Policemen gather to mourn for the deceased firefighters who lost lives in a rescue operation on Tuesday at the Hangzhou Yusei Machinery Co., Ltd in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 2, 2013. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao)

bd popeye
01-02-2013, 04:13 PM
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kool_kruiser
01-02-2013, 06:49 PM
Thanks for the kind words gents!

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so many shark fins. thats sad man. sharks are magnificent creatures although they scare the living ***** out of me.

great pics though bd popeye

Polymers
01-03-2013, 02:17 AM
Wonderful pics!

bd popeye
01-03-2013, 09:45 AM
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Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at a tannery in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, January 3, 2013. A fire broke out in the Hongdeli Tannery at about 0750 hrs local time on Thursday at Wenchang Road in Wenzhou city. There were no casualties, Xinhua News Agency reported. *******/China Daily

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Beijing 01.02.2013..... Employees take their meal near a heater at a shop selling variety of Chinese traditional dresses in Beijing.

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Photo taken on Jan. 3, 2013 shows the snow-shrouded scenery at Gaomiao Town of Hongya County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. Gaomiao Town, having a history of over 700 years, received heavy snowfall Wednesday evening. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

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A tourist feels the snowflakes at Gaomiao Town of Hongya County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 3, 2013. Gaomiao Town, having a history of over 700 years, received heavy snowfall Wednesday evening. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

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Tourists visit the "ice waterfall" by the Qinling Mountains in Huxian County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Jan. 3, 2013. People's New Year holiday mood wasn't affected by the dropping temperature in most parts of China. (Xinhua/Jiao Hongtao)

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A boy feeds pigeons at the square of Hebei Museum in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, on Jan. 3, 2012, the last day of the New-Year Day holiday in the country. (Xinhua/Zhu Xudong)

1.8 million to sit 2013 postgraduate admission exams - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-01/03/c_132077921.htm)

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A lack of heat in the classroom? Not good.

Students prepare for the upcoming National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate (NEEP) at a classroom in Anhui University in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Jan. 3, 2013. Examinees taking the NEEP scheduled on Jan. 5 have rocketed up to 1.8 million this year, hitting an all-time high. (Xinhua/Zhang Rui)

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Students taking the upcoming National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate (NEEP) discuss at a corridor in Anhui University in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Jan. 3, 2013.

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Models present flowers at a press conference aimed at promoting the upcoming Seventh Hong Kong Lunar New Year Flower Market in Hong Kong, south China, Jan. 2, 2013. The flower market is to kick off on Jan. 25, 2013. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaowei)

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A man eats free porridge with his wife near the West Lake in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 3, 2013. Some 500 portions of porridge were provided for the tourists here every noon during the three-day New Year's Day holiday. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao

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Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin (L) goes to the basket during the NBA basketball game against New Orleans Hornets in Houston, the United States, Jan. 2, 2013. Rockets won 104-92. Lin contributed a paltry 9 points despite playing 41 minutes. (Xinhua/Song Qiong)

Beauties at finals of Miss Tourism World in China - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-01/03/c_132077437.htm)

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Finalist of Miss Tourism World in China

bd popeye
01-04-2013, 11:11 AM
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Rescue vehicles wait on the fire accident site in Lankao County, central China's Henan Province, Jan. 4, 2013. A fire broke out in a residential building in Chengguan Township of Lankao County at about 8:30 a.m. on Friday and was extinguished about two hours later. Four children were killed on the spot, three died on the way to hospital and one other is still being treated in the hospital. An initial investigation showed that the accident site was an adoptive family where the children killed and injured lived in. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. (Xinhua)

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Photo taken on Jan. 4, 2013 shows a destroyed bed at the fire accident site in Lankao County, central China's Henan Province. A fire broke out in a residential building in Chengguan Township of Lankao County at about 8:30 a.m. on Friday and was extinguished about two hours later. Four children were killed on the spot, three died on the way to hospital and one other is still being treated in the hospital. An initial investigation showed that the accident site was an adoptive family where the children killed and injured lived in. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang)

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Yuan Lihai, the owner of the adoptive family suffering from fire accident, is investigated at the fire accident site in Lankao County, central China's Henan Province, Jan. 4, 2013. A spokesman for the Lankao county government said the fire, which broke out around 8:30 a.m., was contained within two hours. Four children died at the scene of the fire, while another three perished on their way to a local hospital. The house is apparently a private orphanage, as local residents said a woman named Yuan Lihai has used the home to shelter orphans and abandoned children. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang)

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A staff member inspects the fire accident site in Lankao County, central China's Henan Province, Jan. 4, 2013.

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A staff member shows a smaller-size page of "year of snake" stamps at Handan Post Office in Handan, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 4, 2013. The lunar year 2013 is the "Year of the Snake" in the Chinese zodiac. The stamp of "year of snake" will be released by China Post on Jan. 5. (Xinhua/Hao Qunying)

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Trucks are stranded on the Nanchang-Zhangshu section of the Shanghai-Kunming highway in east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 4, 2013. Vehicles were blocked in a traffic jam on the highway for a couple of hours due to a heavy snowfall in Jiangxi on Friday. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

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A truck veers off the road on the snow-covered Nanchang-Zhangshu section of the Shanghai-Kunming highway in east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

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A truck overturns on the icy road at the Changzhang section of the Shanghai-Kunming expressway in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 4, 2013. The snowfall which hit most areas of Jiangxi on Friday disrupted expressway traffic, causing several car accidents. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

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Children play with the small hand lanterns featuring a cartoon snake during a news conference at the Grand Hotel in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Jan. 4, 2013. The conference held on Friday was to issue the shapes of the main lantern and small hand lantern of 2013 Taiwan Lantern Festival. The festival will kick off in Taipei on Feb. 24. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)

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Visitors view an exhibition which displays the works of Zhang Zexun, the fifth-generation descendant of Tianjin-based clay sculpture art Clay Figure Zhang, in south China's Macao, Jan. 4, 2013. The exhibition will be held at the UNESCO Centre of Macao from Jan. 4 to 13. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)

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Pianist Lang Lang gives performance during the new year concert "Chopin In My Mind" in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Jan. 2, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

bd popeye
01-05-2013, 10:50 AM
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SHENZHEN, CHINA - JANUARY 05: (CHINA OUT) Li Na of China (R) and Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republicpose with their trophies after the final match of the Shenzhen Open at the Shenzhen Luohu Tennis Centre on January 5, 2013 in Shenzhen, China.

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GUANGZHOU, CHINA - JANUARY 05: Fans cheer as Brazilian midfielder Elkeson of Guangzhou Evergrande arrives at Baiyun Airprot on January 5, 2013 in Guangzhou, China

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A woman wearing a wedding dress poses for pictures in snow next to the West Lake of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, January 4, 2013. *******/Chance Chan

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A student wearing a doctorate degree gown poses for pictures in snow near a statue of the late Chairman Mao Zedong at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, January 4, 2013. *******/Chance Chan

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Examinees walk into the entrance of a classroom building to take part in a three-day entrance exam for postgraduate studies, at Anhui University, in Hefei, Anhui province, January 5, 2013. In China, about 1.8 million people this year applied to attend the exam which starts on Saturday. The number of examinees reached a record high in history, according to local media. *******/Stringer

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Policemen examine ice condition at Xidayang Fishing Wharf in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 5, 2013. The ice conditions in the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea this January may be more serious than that in the past years, forecasted by North China Sea Marine Forecasting Center of State Oceanic Administration. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

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Investigators inspect a port where ships are stranded in ice, in Jinzhou, Liaoning province, January 5, 2013. Temperatures in China have plunged to their lowest in almost three decades, cold enough to freeze coastal waters and trap 1,000 ships in ice, official media said at the weekend. *******/China Daily

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Pop singer Show Luo gives performance during a concert of his 2013 world tour "Over the Limit" at Taipei Arena in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Jan. 4, 2013. (Xinhua)

bd popeye
01-05-2013, 11:13 AM
Models line up to shine in Qingdao (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2013-01/05/content_27590935.htm)

Sexy photos of Ye Qianyun- China.org.cn (http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2013-01/02/content_27566919.htm)

Run-down orphanage before the fire- China.org.cn (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2013-01/05/content_27586677.htm)

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Passengers play cards together at Kunming Changshui International Airport in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Jan. 3, 2013. Affected by the dense fog, a total of 434 flights were cancelled and about 7,500 passengers were trapped in the airport until 9 p.m.Thursday.[Xinhua]

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Passengers are trapped at Kunming Changshui International Airport in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Jan. 3, 2013. Affected by the dense fog, a total of 434 flights were cancelled and about 7,500 passengers were trapped in the airport until 9 p.m.Thursday.[Xinhua]

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Travellers and working staff clash as heavy fog continues to shroud an airport in Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan province, on Jan. 4, 2013. The heave fog delays flights and stranding thousands of travelers on Friday. [Photo/CFP]

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A couple showing their marriage certificates pose for a photo after registering in the marriage registration office in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 4, 2013. Quite a number of couples flocked to tie the knot on Jan. 4, 2013, or 2013/1/4, which sounds like "Love you forever" in Chinese. [Xinhua]

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A couple look at their marriage certificates after registering in the marriage registration office in Furong District of Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 4, 2013. Quite a number of couples flocked to tie the knot on Jan. 4, 2013, or 2013/1/4, which sounds like "Love you forever" in Chinese. [Xinhua]

bd popeye
01-06-2013, 05:17 PM
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By Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom | ***** Images Sport
OBERHOF, GERMANY - JANUARY 06: Yan Zhang of China competes during the IBU Biathlon World Cup Women's Pursuit on January 06, 2013 in Oberhof, Germany.

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By ChinaFotoPress ***** Images
BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 06: Actress Zhang Ziyi attends 'The Grandmasters' press conference at Marriott Hotel on January 6, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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Employees work at an factory of Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company in Wuhan, Hubei province, January 5, 2013. Automakers in China are bracing for another year of tepid single-digit growth in 2013, weighed down by sluggish demand for Japanese cars amid a diplomatic row between the two regional neighbours and government measures intended to restrict traffic in bigger cities. Picture taken January 5, 2013. *******/Stringer

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Beijing (China), 01/06/2013.- A Chinese girl slides down a snow slope at a makeshift ski ground at a park in Beijing, China

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China's Yong Zhou (R) and co-pilot France's Pascal Maimon pose in their Great Wall car while holding a Chinese flag on the podium during the departure ceremony of the fifth South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2013 in Lima January 5, 2013. *******/Janine Costa

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Firefighters extinguish fire at a residential building on the Honggu Road in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 6, 2013. A fire broke out on the first floor of the building on Sunday. No casualty is reported at present and the cause is still under investigation. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)

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People carry the picture and cremains of Yin Jinliang, a fireman who died while trying to extinguish a factory blaze, in Zhaoxian County, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 5, 2013. Yin, together with other two firemen who sacrificed their lives while putting out a fire in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, was ratified as martyrs. Yin's body was returned to his hometown on Saturday. (Xinhua/Sun Lixin)

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Job seekers talk with employers at a job fair held at China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, China, Jan. 6, 2013. The job fair, held for postgraduates, provided 18,000 job vacancies and was expected to attract 40,000 job seekers. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

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Members of the chorus of Beijing Fuxue Lane Primary School sing a song at the New Year's Concert in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 5, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhou Liang)

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Members of the wind orchestra of Beijing Fuxue Lane Primary School perform at the New Year's Concert in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 5, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhou Liang)

bd popeye
01-07-2013, 10:37 AM
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Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at a farm produce wholesale market in Shanghai, January 6, 2013. At least six people were confirmed dead and more than ten others injured in the fire in Shanghai, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken January 6, 2013. *******/China Daily

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Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at a shopping mall in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 7, 2013. According to Xinhua News Agency, a fire that broke out on Monday morning at a shopping mall in northeast China's city of Harbin has been contained, with firefighters helping to evacuate shoppers from the five-story building. It added that the fire consumed an area of 9,400 square meters over the course of three and a half hours before being put out. *******/China Daily

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A man lays a bouquet of chrysanthemums in front of the headquarters of Southern Weekly newspaper in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, January 7, 2013. Scores of supporters of one of China's most liberal newspapers demonstrated outside its headquarters on Monday in a rare protest against censorship, calling for the resignation of the provincial propaganda chief. Chrysanthemums were used by protesters to symbolize mourning the death of press freedom. *******/James Pomfre

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Demonstrators gather along a street near the headquarters of Southern Weekly newspaper in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, January 7, 2013. Scores of supporters of one of China's most liberal newspapers demonstrated outside its headquarters on Monday in a rare protest against censorship, calling for the resignation of the provincial propaganda chief. *******/James Pomfret

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Students practice defending themselves with brooms during an anti-violence exercise at a primary school in Rugao, Jiangsu province, January 7, 2013. According to local media, around 700 students and their teachers took part in the exercise with some soldiers today. *******/China Daily

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A woman slides down from an ice slide on a lake in Beijing, January 6, 2013. Temperatures in China have plunged to their lowest in almost three decades, official media said at the weekend. Since late November the country has shivered at an average of minus 3.8 degrees Celsius (25 F), 1.3 degrees colder than the previous average, and the chilliest in 28 years, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday, citing the China Meteorological Administration. Picture taken January 6, 2013. *******/China Daily

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People skate on chained sleds on a frozen lake in Beijing, January 6, 2013.

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Wu Shiming (2nd R), a migrant worker buys tickets on line under the guidance of working staff in east China's Shanghai Municipality, Jan. 7, 2013. The tickets for the upcoming Spring Festival rush period can be purchased via online and phone-call booking systems since Jan. 7. Shanghai railway administration provided group ticket-purchasing service for migrant workers in Shanghai. The Spring Festival for family reunions begins from the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 10, 2013. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)

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Visitors view artifacts at a tour exhibition of Titanic artifacts in Shanghai, east China, Jan. 7, 2013. The exhibition showcased some 300 artifacts salvaged from the Titanic debris field. (Xinhua/Li Mingshen)

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Artists work together on a piece of 60-meter-long artwork during a cross-strait exhibition on calligraphy, painting and photography in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Jan. 6, 2013. Altogether 180 pieces of artworks by artists from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan were displayed at the exhibition which will last till Jan. 15, 2013. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)

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A college student takes photos of a creation by students from Harbin Normal University during the 5th International Snow Sculpture Contest for College Students in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Jan. 7, 2013. The contest, which attracted 58 teams from countries and regions including Britain, Japan, Russia, Thailand and the United States will come to an end soon. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

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A visitor lies in a box giving the illusion that his body is "separated" into two parts, at a booth selling magic props during the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair in Hong Kong January 7, 2013. The fair features about 1,900 exhibitors from 41 countries and regions, organizer said. *******/Bobby Yip

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An exhibitor from a mainland Chinese toy manufacturer checks a toy car for a visitor (front) during the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair in Hong Kong January 7, 2013. Various battery-powered toy cars are expected to sell at retail prices between $299 and $399. *******/Bobby Yip

bd popeye
01-08-2013, 09:02 AM
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General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev during their meeting in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, January 8, 2013. *******/China Daily

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A resident enjoys the sunshine with his dog next to a red wall near Beijing's Tiananmen Gate on a winter day, January 8, 2013. *******/Jason Lee

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Employees work on the production line at the headquarters of Eminent Luggage Corp. in Tainan, southern Taiwan, January 8, 2013. Taiwan's government is encouraging Taiwanese companies with investments in China to invest and set up factories in Taiwan, in order to create more job opportunities for locals, according to local media. *******/Pichi Chuang

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A worker installs scaffolding at a construction site in central Shanghai January 8, 2013. Chinese property stocks sank after the official China Securities Journal said in a front page editorial that stricter implementation of curbs on the property sector is necessary to control home prices. *******/Aly Song

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A man polishes a snow sculpture in preparation for Shenyang International Ice and Snow Festival, Liaoning province, January 8, 2013. The festival kicks off on January 10, local media reported. *******/Stringer

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Security guards stand near protest banners and flowers are laid outside the headquarters of Southern Weekly newspaper in Guangzhou, Guangdong province Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. A dispute over censorship at the Chinese newspaper known for edgy reporting evolved Monday into a political challenge for China's new leadership as prominent scholars demanded a censor's dismissal and hundreds of protesters called for democratic reforms.

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Demonstrators hold banners, portraits of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong, and Chinese national flags next to policemen outside the headquarters of Southern Weekly newspaper in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, January 8, 2013. Chinese police broke up scuffles outside the gates of a prominent newspaper in southern Guangzhou on Tuesday, as Communist Party authorities showed signs of a taking a harder line against journalists defying official censorship.

The Chinese Characters on the right banner said "Support China's Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, ardently love China's Communist Party, develop in the way of common prosperity." The Chinese Characters on the banners (front, L to R) read "Is there still 'weekends' in Southern China?", "Chinese dream, dream of constitutionalism; dream of constitutionalism, my dream", "Readers from Hunan province voluntarily support Southern Weekly". The Chinese characters on the mask read "I want to speak." *******/James Pomfret(

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Taiwanese actor Show Luo, actress Shu Qi and Hong Kong actor-turned-director Stephen Chow hold auspicious messages for the Chinese New Year during a news conference on their new movie Journey to the West in Hong Kong January 8, 2013. The comedy will be released during the Lunar New Year in February. The Chinese characters read, (from L) "Invincible Perfect Ones ", "Good Luck", "Happy Everyday" and "In Good Shape". *******/Bobby Yip

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Taiwanese actress Shu Qi laughs during a news conference on her new movie Journey to the West in Hong Kong January 8, 2013. The comedy will be released during the Lunar New Year in February. *******/Bobby Yip

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A woman walks past a KFC restaurant in Wuhan, Hubei province in this December 18, 2012 file photograph. KFC parent Yum Brands Inc warned on January 7, 2013 that sales in its top market of China shrank more than expected in the fourth quarter, citing bad publicity from a government review of its chicken supply. *******/Stringer/Files

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Immigrant(?migrant?) workers walk into the Taiyuan Railway Station in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Jan. 8, 2013. As the Spring Festival draws near, immigrant workers have begun to go home for a family reunion, leading a travel peak at the railway station. The Spring Festival, the most important occasion for a family reunion for the Chinese people, falls on the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)

bd popeye
01-09-2013, 12:21 PM
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Li Na of China hits a return to Madison Keys of the U.S. during their women's singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament January 9, 2013. China's Li Na has come closer to winning the Australian Open than any Asian and, in the midst of her usual run of good form to start the season, will be confident she can take the final step up at Melbourne Park this year.

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Supporters of Southern Weekly newspaper in a wheelchair stages a protest outside the headquarters of the newspaper in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Communist Party-backed management and rebellious editors at the influential weekly newspaper have defused a high-profile standoff over censorship that turned into a test of the new Chinese leadership's tolerance for political reform. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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A police officer stands guard outside the headquarters of Southern Weekly newspaper in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Communist Party-backed management and rebellious editors at the influential weekly newspaper have defused a high-profile standoff over censorship that turned into a test of the new Chinese leadership's tolerance for political reform. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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Leftists carrying portraits of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong demonstrate outside the office of the liberal Southern Weekly newspaper in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou January 9, 2013, denouncing the newspaper as "a traitor newspaper" for defying the party. The Communist Party chief of Guangdong province stepped in to mediate a standoff over censorship at a Chinese newspaper on Tuesday, a source said, in a potentially encouraging sign for press freedoms in China. *******/Bobby Yip

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A woman walk outside the CP Tower in Bangkok January 9, 2013. HSBC's sale of its $9.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance to Thailand's CP Group has been thrown into jeopardy after state-run China Development Bank (CDB) voiced concerns over funding for the deal, sources told *******. *******/Chaiwat Subprasom

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Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi (C), Hong Kong actor Tony Leung (R) and Taiwanese actor Chang Chen speak to the media at the premiere of the movie "The Grandmaster" in Hong Kong January 8, 2013. *******/Tyrone Siu (

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Chen Xudong (L), Lenovo's vice president, and Chinese actress Li Bingbing pose with Lenovo's latest smartphone IdeaPhone K900 during the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the United States, Jan. 8, 2013. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

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A worker shows Xinhua 5-inch reading handset during the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the United States, Jan. 8, 2013. The handset, also a smartphone, provides a platform of news information from China's Xinhua News Agency. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

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Students take a final exam in an examination room without invigilator(proctor) at Hangzhou Normal University in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 9, 2013. Practising for almost two years, examinations without invigilator have been conducted in many departments and schools of the university, involving some 80 courses, which aim at making examinees feel being trusted and encouraging them to maintain honest. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

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People line to buy railway tickets at Nanchang Railway Station in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 9, 2013. The tickets for the upcoming Spring Festival rush period can be purchased at ticket offices and agencies since Jan. 9. The 40-day 2013 Spring Festival travel rush will start on Jan. 26. The Spring Festival for family reunions begins from the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 10, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

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A damaged metro train is seen on the rail in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Jan. 8, 2013. One driver was killed and another injured during a test run of a metro line Tuesday in Kunming. A spokesman with the municipal government said that part of the test train on the metro line derailed, causing the vehicle's heating device to fall and hit the drivers in the driver cabin. (Xinhua)

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An artisan makes then displays traditional Chinese clay sculptures designed with the snake image in Sanya City, south China's Hainan Province, Jan. 8, 2013. The lunar year 2013 is the "Year of the Snake" in the Chinese zodiac. [Xinhua]

bd popeye
01-10-2013, 09:40 AM
Well guys..here's another link about the ****** contest....the ****** pix are in the link.

China final of 37th Int'l Miss ****** Competition kicks off - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-01/10/c_132094127.htm#)

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Contestants of the 37th Miss ****** International Competition pose for a photo in Qixingyan scenery spot in Zhaoqing, south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 10, 2013. The China final of the competition kicked off here on Jan. 9. (Xinhua/Li Mingfang

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Workers unload capsicums from a truck at the Xinfadi farm products whole sale market in Beijing, China, Jan. 10, 2013. Farm produce prices in China climbed for the tenth straight week during the seven days ending Jan. 6, as cold weather has cut supplies, figures from the Ministry of Commerce showed on Jan. 9. The wholesale price of 18 types of vegetables monitored across 36 major cities gained 7.1 percent from the previous week, the ministry said. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

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Workers sort vegetable at the Xinfadi farm products whole sale market in Beijing, China, Jan. 10, 2013.

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A trader piles vegetable at the Xinfadi farm products whole sale market in Beijing, China, Jan. 10, 2013.

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Workers clean ice on the power line with a bamboo stick in Yongsha Village of Shuangliu Township in Kaiyang County, southwest China's Guiyang, Jan. 10, 2013. Local power grid company sent workers to clean power lines which couldn't melt the ice with automatic equipment. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

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Visitors taste sausage at the 12th Western China (Chongqing) International Agricultural Products Fair in southwest China's Chongqing, Jan. 10, 2013. The fair kicked off here on Thursday. (Xinhua/Li Jian)

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People visit the 12th Western China (Chongqing) International Agricultural Products Fair in southwest China's Chongqing, Jan. 10, 2013. The fair kicked off here on Thursday. (Xinhua/Li Jian)

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Saleswomen show products at the 12th Western China (Chongqing) International Agricultural Products Fair in southwest China's Chongqing, Jan. 10, 2013. The fair kicked off here on Thursday. (Xinhua/Li Jian)

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A model presents a white python during a snake show held in a shopping mall in Hong Kong, south China, Jan. 10, 2013. The snake show was held here to welcome Chinese lunar new year, the Year of Snake on the Chinese Zodiac. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

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Pupils receive a nutritious lunch at Longdong Primary School in De'e Township of Longlin Autonomous County of All Nationalities, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 8, 2013. Nutritious lunch has been provided for 1.16 million pupils and students of elementary and middle schools in 40 counties and districts of the region. (Xinhua/Zhou Hua)

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Citizens select ornaments in the shape of cartoon snake in celebration of the "Year of the Snake" starting from Feb. 10, at a shopping mall in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 9, 2013. The lunar year 2013 is the "Year of the Snake" in the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

bd popeye
01-11-2013, 11:55 AM
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A soldier stands with a shovel next to an excavator as he searches for survivors after a landslide hit Zhenxiong county, Yunnan province January 11, 2013. The death toll from a landslide that hit a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Friday has risen to 42, after more bodies were retrieved, Xinhua News Agency reported. *******/China Daily

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Paramilitary policemen search for survivors after a landslide hit Zhenxiong county, Yunnan province, January 11, 2013. Twenty-six people have been confirmed dead, two others injured and dozens more remain missing after a landslide hit a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Friday, according to local authorities and reported by Xinhua News Agency. *******/China Daily

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Rescuers carry the body of a victim after a landslide hit Zhenxiong county, Yunnan province, January 11, 2013. Twenty-six people have been confirmed dead, two others injured and dozens more remain missing after a landslide hit a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Friday, according to local authorities and reported by Xinhua News Agency. *******/China Daily (

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A woman grieves after her relatives were killed during a landslide in Zhenxiong county, Yunnan province January 11, 2013. The death toll from a landslide that hit a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Friday has risen to 42, after more bodies were retrieved, Xinhua News Agency reported. *******/China Daily

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Rescuers search for survivors after a landslide hit Zhenxiong county, Yunnan province January 11, 2013. The death toll from a landslide that hit a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Friday has risen to 42, after more bodies were retrieved, Xinhua News Agency reported. *******/China Daily

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A woman holds a poster reading "come on, Southern Weekend" to support journalists from the newspaper near their offices in Guangzhou, China on January 8, 2013. The way China's leaders contained a rights row that saw rare protests against censorship shows there is no consensus for rapid change, analysts say, despite rising calls for press freedom and other reforms

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An employee wearing a panda costume slides down from an ice sculpture during the Harbin International Ice and Snow World festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 11, 2013. *******/Sheng Li

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Employees wearing panda costumes stand in front of ice sculptures during the Harbin International Ice and Snow World festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 11, 2013. *******/Sheng Li

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Winter swimming fans perform a boxing match on the frozen Songhua River during Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 11, 2013. *******/Sheng Li (

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A winter swimming participant dives into a swimming pool cut out on the frozen Songhua River during Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 11, 2013. *******/Sheng

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A Chinese man carries a box of cauliflowers at a farm produce wholesale market in Fuyang in central China's Anhui province Friday Jan. 11, 2013. China's inflation spiked to a six-month high in December after a freezing winter pushed up vegetable prices, possibly complicating efforts to sustain a shaky economic recovery, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Friday. (AP Photo)

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A Chinese man bundles vegetables in a plastic bag at a market in Beijing Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

bd popeye
01-12-2013, 11:34 AM
All members feel free to make comments or post photos and videos in this thread. Thanks!

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A woman helps adjust a mask for her friend outside an amusement park on a hazy day in Beijing Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Air pollution levels in China's notoriously dirty capital were at dangerous levels Saturday, with cloudy skies blocking out visibility and warnings issued for people to remain indoors. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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I wonder what time of day this photos was taken?

People walk on a pedestrian bridge on a very hazy winter day in Beijing January 12, 2013. Microscopic pollutant particles in the air have killed some 8,600 people prematurely in 2012 and cost $1 billion in economic losses in four Chinese cities, according to a study by Beijing University and Greenpeace. The study of pollutant levels of PM2.5, or particles smaller than 2.5 micrometres in diameter, in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Xi'an, called for PM2.5 levels to be cut to World Health Organization guidelines, which would reduce deaths by over 80 percent, the China Daily newspaper reported. *******/Jason Lee (

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Vehicles drive on the Third Ring Road on a very hazy winter day in Beijing January 12, 2013

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A pedestrian looks at a robot that specialises in greeting people outside a Robot Restaurant in Harbin, Heilongjiang province January 12, 2013. Opened in June 2012, the restaurant has gained fame in using a total of 20 robots, which range in heights of 1.3-1.6 metres (4.27-5.25 ft), to cook meals and deliver dishes. The robots can work continuously for five hours after a two-hour charge, and are able to display over 10 expressions on their faces and say basic welcoming sentences to customers, local media reported. The sign the robot is holding reads, "Robot Restaurant, go downstairs and have dinner." *******/Sheng Li

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| A robot that specializes in delivering food holds an empty plate after serving meals to customers at a Robot Restaurant in Harbin, Heilongjiang province January 12, 2013. *******/Sheng Li

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A boy plays with a toy gun at a poor residential area for migrant workers on the outskirts of Beijing January 12, 2013. Chinese rural children are expected to get better care from the government including more nutritious meals, safe school buses and better accommodation facilities. Currently, China has about 58 million rural children living away from their parents, or 28.29 percent of the total number of rural children, Xinhua reported. *******/Jason Lee

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Two 4-year-old twin sisters rest against a wall at a poor residential area for migrant workers on the outskirts of Beijing January 12, 2013. *******/Jason Lee

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Rescuers search for buried victims after a landslide hit Zhenxiong county, Yunnan province January 11, 2013. According to Xinhua News Agency, the death toll from the landslide that hit a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Friday rose to 46 as the bodies of the last two missing people were found on Saturday morning, rescuers said. Picture taken January 11, 2013. *******/China Daily

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Rescuers carry the body of a victim after a landslide hit Zhenxiong county, Yunnan province January 11, 2013. According to Xinhua News Agency, the death toll from the landslide that hit a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Friday rose to 46 as the bodies of the last two missing people were found on Saturday morning, rescuers said. Picture taken January 11, 2013. *******/China Daily

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Horse carriages carrying tourists travel past ice sculptures during the Harbin International Ice and Snow World festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 11, 2013. Picture taken January 11, 2013. *******/Sheng Li (

pocoloco
01-12-2013, 02:06 PM
Many thanks for taking the time to post all these pics Popeye Sir, much appreciated.

bd popeye
01-13-2013, 03:02 PM
Many thanks for taking the time to post all these pics Popeye Sir, much appreciated.

Thanks so much for the kind words!

Winners crowned at China final of 37th Int'l Miss ****** Competition (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-01/13/c_132099108.htm)

Check the photos please. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/previous.gif .The judges must have left their glasses at home. Or perhaps there was some sort gratuity or special "favor" paid out to the judges. Yikes and gadzooks!

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Taipei (Taiwan), 13/01/2013.- Su Tseng-chang (C), chairman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), addresses a mass rally against President Ma Ying-jeou in Taipei, Taiwan, on 13 January 2013. Su reportedly blamed Ma for Taiwan's economic and social problems and demanded Ma resign immediately. The protest was organized by the pro-independence DPP, which is opposed to Ma's policy of seeking peace with China and shelving sovereignty disputes. EFE/EPA/DAVID CHANG

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Demonstrators march on the street during a mass rally in Taipei January 13, 2013. Tens of thousands of people took part in the rally on Sunday to protest against government policies, calling for the premier to be replaced and President Ma Ying-jeou to step down, according to local media. *******/Tony Huang/Pool

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Women in wedding gowns march the street during a mass rally in Taipei January 13, 2013. Tens of thousands of people took part in the rally on Sunday to protest against government policies, call for the premier to be replaced and President Ma Ying-jeou to step down, according to local media. The Chinese characters on the placards read, "Furious because we have no money for marriage". *******/Pichi Chuang

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In this photo, children learn their tribal dialect in their aboriginal mountain village of Piuma, southern Taiwan. In a race against time, a dedicated Taiwanese linguist is trying to save the historically important aboriginal dialect of Kanakanvu, spoken by only 10 people, from extinction. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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A visitor stretches her arms as she looks over the Forbidden City through severe haze in Beijing Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. People refused to venture outdoors and buildings disappeared into Beijing's murky skyline on Sunday as the capital's air quality went off the index. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Skyscrapers are obscure by heavy haze in Beijing Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. People refused to venture outdoors and buildings disappeared into Beijing's murky skyline on Sunday as the capital's air quality went off the index. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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A woman wears a mask as she visits Tiananmen Square in Beijing Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. People refused to venture outdoors and buildings disappeared into Beijing's murky skyline on Sunday as the capital's air quality went off the index. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Passengers react to seeing people without his pants on the subway during the annual "No Pants Subway Ride" in Shanghai January 13, 2013. The event, organised by performance art group Improv Everywhere, involves participants who ***** down to their underwear as they go about their normal routine. *******/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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I first saw solar panels in California nearly 40 years ago...

Xu Pengfei (L), China's first individual user of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) power, introduces PV solar batteries to his friend on the top of his flat building in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 13, 2013. As Xu's "personal power plant", the eight pieces of PV solar batteries have a total installed capacity of 2 kW, with a grid-connected voltage of 220 V. It not only provides electricity for Xu's family, but also sells surplus electricity to the state grid, which has been the first successful case ever in China. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

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A nurse gives a child transfusion at Beijing Children's Hospital in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 13, 2013. Beijing was shrouded in dense smog for a 3rd straight day on Sunday. Winter has always been a high-occurrence season for respiratory infection diseases. The recent smog in Beijing caused an increase in children's respiratory infection. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

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Parents accompany their children having IV drip at the temporary transfusion area of Beijing Children's Hospital in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 13, 2013.

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Villagers make red lanterns at a workshop in Yangzhao Village, a lantern production base in Jishan County of Yuncheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Jan. 12, 2013. Chinese people traditionally hang red lanterns to greet and celebrate the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Gao Xinsheng)

bd popeye
01-13-2013, 03:40 PM
Everyone on this planet, take care of your parents, grandparents & elderly loved ones..Please.

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bd popeye
01-14-2013, 09:37 AM
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A man walks on an frozen lake on a hazy day in Beijing, China, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. Beijing schools kept children indoors and hospitals saw a spike in respiratory cases Monday following a weekend of off-the charts pollution in China's smoggy capital, the worst since the government began being more open about air-quality data. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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A laborer works atop a building in Hefei in a haze day, Anhui province, January 14, 2013. Chinese media said on Monday the government had to take urgent action to tackle air pollution, which has blanketed parts of the country at dangerous levels in recent days, and one newspaper called for a re-think of a "fixation" on economic growth. *******/Stringer

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A combination photograph of Beijing's skyline taken August 29, 2010 (top) and January 14, 2013 (bottom) on a heavy hazy day, in Beijing's central business district.

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Buildings are seen in heavy haze in Beijing's central business district, January 14, 2013. In an unusual display of unity in criticising a troubling domestic social problem, Chinese media are giving prominent coverage to the historically high level of air pollution that has choked wide swaths of the country for the past few days. Air quality in Beijing was far above hazardous levels over the weekend, reaching 755 or higher, according to an index known as PM2.5. The World Health Organisation recommends a daily level of no more than 20 for PM2.5, which measures particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers. *******/Jason Lee

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Students do body exercise during class break in a classroom building on a foggy day in Jinan, Shandong province, January 14, 2013. Heavy fog enveloped a large swathe of east and central China, with the city's residents being advised to stay indoors to avoid the heavily polluted air, Xinhua News Agency reported. *******/China Daily

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An employee works on a dragon lantern at a traditional lantern factory for the coming Chinese Lunar New Year, in Zibo, Shandong province, January 14, 2013. The Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the year of the Snake. *******/China Daily

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This combined photo taken on Jan. 14, 2013 shows Kou Guoying, 75, watching TV at his new home (upper), and his original house (lower) damaged in a disaster in Goumen Village, Chabu Town, Minxian County, northwest China's Gansu Province. Goumen village was destroyed in a serious debris flow on May 10, 2012. After an eight-month reconstruction by the local government and villagers, all 10,089 affected families got new houses.(Xinhua/Fan Peikun)

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This combined photo taken on Jan. 14, 2013 shows a villager walking past a new home (upper), and a house damaged in a disaster (lower) in Goumen Village, Chabu Town, Minxian County, northwest China's Gansu Province. Goumen village was destroyed in a serious debris flow on May 10, 2012. After an eight-month reconstruction by the local government and villagers, all 10,089 affected families got new houses.(Xinhua/Fan Peikun)

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A policewoman helps passengers with buying tickets in a railway station in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 14, 2013. The peak of Spring Festival travel train tickets purchase started from Jan. 13, 2013 in Chengdu.(Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

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Passengers buy tickets in a railway station in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 14, 2013. The peak of Spring Festival travel train tickets purchase started from Jan. 13, 2013 in Chengdu. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

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Members of the Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra give performance during the conclusion performance of the 2012 China Cultural Year in Germany, at the Concert Hall in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 13, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Xiaochuan)

bd popeye
01-14-2013, 12:12 PM
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bd popeye
01-15-2013, 09:32 AM
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Jin Songhao sits in snow as spectators take pictures of him during a cold endurance performance in Yanji, Jilin province, January 12, 2013. Jin set the Guinness record for the longest time spent in direct full body contact with snow on January 17, 2011 with a time of 46 minutes and seven seconds. Picture taken January 12, 2013. *******/Stringer

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| Jin Songhao drinks beer as he sits in snow during a cold endurance performance in Yanji, Jilin province, January 12, 2013.

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Volunteers try to save cats locked in cases without food and water, after a traffic accident on a street of Changsha, Hunan province, January 14, 2013. A truck carrying more than 1,000 cats to Guangdong to sell them to diners was pulled over by the roadside during a traffic accident. Around 50 animal protection group members and volunteers rescued the cats after they heard the news and later sent the cats to a pet clinic for treatment. Picture taken January 14, 2013. *******/China Daily

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A mother carries her child in the arm as the child receives transfusion treatment on a corridor of Huaibei People's Hospital in Huaibei, east China's Anhui Province, Jan. 14, 2013. Continuous foggy condition in many Chinese cities these days has caused more children to get sick. (Xinhua/Wan Shanchao)

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Two nurses try to give a child an acupuncture treatment in Jinhu Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Jinhu County, east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 15, 2013. Continuous foggy condition in many Chinese cities these days has caused more children to get sick. (Xinhua/Chen Yibao)

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Child patients respire atomized liquid medicine in Xiangyang No. 1 People's Hospital in Xiangyang, east China's Hubei Province, Jan. 14, 2013. Continuous foggy condition in many Chinese cities these days has caused more children to get sick. (Xinhua/Gong Bo)

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A father holds his child who is receiving an intravenous infusion for respiratory diseases in a hospital in Shijiazhuang City, capital of north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 15, 2013.

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A train attendant makes the bed on the Z124/Z122 express sleeper train from Chengdu to Shanghai in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 15, 2013. The Z124/Z122 train from Chengdu to Shanghai, which started operation on Tuesday, is the first express sleeper train in southwest China and the fastest among all trains running between Chengdu and Shanghai. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

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Passengers board the Z124/Z122 express sleeper train from Chengdu to Shanghai in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 15, 2013. The Z124/Z122 train from Chengdu to Shanghai, which started operation on Tuesday, is the first express sleeper train in southwest China and the fastest among all trains running between Chengdu and Shanghai. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

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Maintainers prepare for an inspection at Laojinchang gold mine where an accident involving carbon monoxide poisoning happened, in Huadian, northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 15, 2013. Nine people were killed and 28 others injured when a fire broke out on early Tuesday morning inside the gold mine, resulting in a high density of carbon monoxide. An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way. (Xinhua/Lin Hong)

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Photo taken on Jan. 15, 2013 shows the interior of Laojinchang gold mine where an accident involving carbon monoxide poisoning happened, in Huadian, northeast China's Jilin Province.

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Villagers have meals in the makeshift tents near the Gaopo Village in Zhenxiong County of Zhaotong City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Jan. 14, 2013. Forty-six people died and 2 others injured in a landslide which hit the Zhaojiagou area of Gaopo Village around 8:20 a.m. on Jan. 11. More than 500 villagers have been moved to makeshift tents near the village. [Xinhua]

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Wun Meizhen, an 80-year-old woman with wrinkles all over her face, cleans a road near an apartment in Jiujiang city, Jiangxi province on Janurary 11, 2013. The 80-year-old took this job as a temporary worker in the 1970s, but in order to earn a living she has to pull the heavy garbage cart every day. [CFP]

bd popeye
01-16-2013, 09:09 AM
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying speaks during a news conference following his maiden policy address in Hong Kong January 16, 2013. Leung made his maiden policy speech on Wednesday unveiling policies aimed at reviving his battered reputation, such as increasing land supply to cool a hot property market, fighting pollution and boosting welfare. *******/Bobby Yip

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying poses with copies of his maiden policy address at a news conference in Hong Kong January 16, 2013. Embattled Hong Kong leader Leung made his maiden policy speech on Wednesday unveiling policies aimed at reviving his battered reputation, such as increasing land supply to cool a hot property market, fighting pollution and boosting welfare. *******/Bobby Yip

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An elderly protester demonstrates for better welfare, next to a defaced picture of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong January 16, 2013. Leung is setting out his blueprint for the next five years, as he prepares to deliver his maiden policy address, local media reported. *******/Tyrone Siu

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Protesters sit on a make-shift bed depicting sub-divided residential units to protest against high property prices outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong January 16, 2013. *******/Tyrone Siu

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Pro-democracy lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, also known as "Long Hair," is blocked by security officials as he tries to approach Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying inside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong January 16, 2013. Leung Chun-ying is setting out his blueprint for the next five years, as he prepares to deliver his maiden policy address on Monday, local media reported. *******/Tyrone Siu

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An open gate is seen at a construction site for public housing in Hong Kong January 16, 2013. Embattled Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying made his maiden policy speech on Wednesday unveiling policies aimed at reviving his battered reputation, such as increasing land supply to cool a hot property market, fighting pollution and boosting welfare. *******/Tyrone Siu

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People walk past public housing in Hong Kong January 16, 2013. *******/Tyrone Siu

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Children are put on drips as many of them are diagnosed with respiratory diseases at a provincial children's hospital in Hefei, Anhui province January 16, 2013. Days after choking smog blanketed China's capital, the country's premier-designate added his voice to appeals to curb the toxic haze, but he offered few specifics and said there was no quick fix. Particulate matter with a 2.5 micrometer diameter, known as PM2.5, can cause cardiopulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infection, according to the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. *******/Stringer

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A nurse puts in a drip for a baby diagnosed with respiratory diseases at a provincial children's hospital in Hefei, Anhui province January 16, 2013.

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An instructor gives directions as students hold rubber guns during a bodyguard training session at Tianjiao Special Guard/Security Consultant Ltd. Co in Beijing January 16, 2013. Some 45 people took part in the 21 days' intensive training camp teaching Israel martial arts, mind-reading, scouting, driving, anti-terrorism skills and business etiquette. Trainees are former soldiers, college graduates and retired athletes who intend to become bodyguards or simply strengthen their physical fitness. *******/China Daily

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Paramilitary police officers take part in an indoor training session on a foggy day in Zhengzhou, Henan province, January 16, 2013. The heavy smog that shrouded central and eastern parts of China in recent days is expected to disappear gradually starting on Wednesday as a cold front moves in, and experts gave suggestions on how to deal with similar weather, China Daily reported. *******/China Daily

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A migrant worker yawns as she waits for her Chengdu-bound train at a railway station in Shanghai, January 15, 2013. The busiest Spring Festival travel period will likely span from January 26 to March 6, according to the Ministry of Railways. It is expected that more than 224 million passengers will travel via trains during the period, a year-on-year increase of 4.6 percent, Xinhua News Agency reported. *******/Aly Song

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Passengers are seen inside a carriage for migrant workers after boarding a train bound for Chengdu, at a railway station in Shanghai, January 15, 2013. The busiest Spring Festival travel period will likely span from January 26 to March 6, according to the Ministry of Railways. It is expected that more than 224 million passengers will travel via trains during the period, a year-on-year increase of 4.6 percent, Xinhua News Agency reported. *******/Aly Song

bd popeye
01-16-2013, 10:09 AM
Not only is it cold..it's smoggy in Beijing.

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This is reprehensible..

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bd popeye
01-17-2013, 03:36 PM
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BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 17: Tourist wearing mask at the Tiananmen Square to protect against pollution & frigid temperatures on January 17, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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In this Jan. 15, 2013 photo, a resident, bottom, walks in a "hutong" neighborhood behind the Drum Tower and the Bell Tower in central Beijing, China. The district government wants to demolish these dwellings, move their occupants to bigger apartments farther from the city center and redevelop a square in 18th century Qing Dynasty fashion. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Residents play cards during a sunny day at Ritan Park in central Beijing, January 17, 2013. Chinese leaders dazzled the world by clearing the skies as if by edict before the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008. Fast forward to January 2013, and the government seems powerless against those same skies, tarnished by an opaque, toxic cloud that has smothered the city for nearly a week. Beijing will likely get some respite from the polluted air when winds sweep in on Wednesday to blow the smog away, local media reported. *******/Jason Lee

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama (C) and his wife Miyuki visit the Nanjing Massacre Museum during a trip to Nanjing, Jiangsu province January 17, 2013. Hatoyama was invited by the Chinese people's Institute of Foreign Affairs, the institute confirmed. Japanese news media, including public broadcaster NHK, have reported that he intends to discuss ideas pertaining to the latest East Asian Community trade bloc proposal with key Chinese leaders. *******/Sean Yong

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Guests pose for photos in front of the first SITRAK duty truck during the off assembly line ceremony at the China National Heavy Duty Truck Group (CNHTC) Jinan Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd, in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 17, 2013. As advanced heavy duty truck produced by CNHTC in cooperation with MAN Truck & Bus AG from Germany (MAN), the SITRAK duty truck was off assembly line on Thursday. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)

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Migrant workers from central China's Henan Province wait for the train at the Hangzhou Railway Station in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 17, 2013. Some migrant workers have started to return home in order to avoid the Spring Festival travel peak that begins on Jan. 26 and will last for about 40 days. The Spring Festival, the most important occasion for a family reunion for the Chinese people, falls on the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

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Children look out of the window on the train at the Hangzhou Railway Station in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 17, 2013.

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Migrant workers from southwest China's Chongqing prepare to board the train at the Hangzhou Railway Station in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 17, 2013.

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Migrant workers from east China's Jiangxi Province pose for photos at the Hangzhou Railway Station in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 17, 2013.

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Two teachers take care of a newly-born baby in Ningxia Children Welfare Center in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Jan. 15, 2013. The welfare center recently moved to a new home, providing a more comfortable living environment to more than 300 orphans. (Xinhua/Li Ran)

bd popeye
01-18-2013, 10:21 AM
Actress Yao Meiyi shoots ****** photos (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2013-01/18/content_27725138.htm)

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A man watches in front of a window display outside a Gucci store at Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district in Hong Kong January 17, 2013. China's fashion forward men are snapping up Gucci and Burberry bags, driving a luxury market rebound just months after a Chinese sales slowdown spooked global investors. Picture taken January 17, 2013. *******/Bobby Yip

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A man walks near a construction site in Beijing January 18, 2013

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| People walk outside a Burberry store at Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district in Hong Kong January 18, 2013. China's fashion forward men are snapping up Gucci and Burberry bags, driving a luxury market rebound just months after a Chinese sales slowdown spooked global investors. Picture taken January 18, 2013. *******/Bobby Yip

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A reporter reacts during a ceremony marking the beginning of a winter fishing festival in Kangping county, Liaoning province, January 18, 2013. The ceremony is a mimic of a Chinese ancient ethnic minority, the ethnic Qidan's sacrificing ritual before their winter fishing. This week-long festival will last till January 25, 2013. *******/Sheng Li

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Performers dressed in Lama monk costumes blow horns during a ceremony marking the beginning of a winter fishing festival in Kangping county, Liaoning province, January 18, 2013. The ceremony is a mimic of a Chinese ancient ethnic minority, the ethnic Qidan's sacrificing ritual before their winter fishing. This week-long festival will last till January 25, 2013. *******/Sheng Li

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BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 18: A migrant worker wearing a headgear rides the tricycle passing the central business district during severe pollution on January 18, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 18: Vehicles drive at the central business district during severe pollution on January 18, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 18: A man rides the tricycle passing the central business district during severe pollution on January 18, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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In this Jan. 8, 2013 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Yu Zhengsheng, left, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, is greeted by a participant during a seminar held with Tibetan Buddhist representatives in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Sichuan Province. Yu visited Ganzi at the center of the self-immolations, urging Buddhist clergy to be patriotic and denouncing the Dalai Lama. Chinese authorities are responding to an intensified wave of Tibetan self-immolation protests against Chinese rule by clamping down even harder — criminalizing the suicides, arresting protesters' friends and even confiscating thousands of satellite TV dishes. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Ma Zhancheng)

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A labourer works at a residential construction site in Shanghai January 18, 2013. China's economy regained speed in the final quarter of 2012, pulling out of a post-global financial crisis downturn that produced the slowest year of economic growth since 1999. Evidence of a burgeoning recovery in exports, stronger than expected industrial output and retail sales, together with robust fixed asset investment, all signalled that Beijing's pro-growth policy mix has gained sufficient traction to underpin a revival without yet igniting inflationary risks. *******/Aly Song

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A reporter visits China's largest capsule hotel in Qingdao, Shandong province, January 15, 2013. The hotel has 100 capsule rooms, each equipped with an LCD TV, WiFi connection, a computer desk, a dresser and comfortable bedding. Staying in one of these 2-by-1 meter, 1.2-meter high capsule rooms costs 45 yuan ($7.2) per day during the off season and 80 yuan during peak season. Picture taken January 15, 2013. *******/China Daily

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A reporter sits in China's largest capsule hotel in Qingdao, Shandong province, January 15, 2013.

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In this Jan. 16, 2013 photo, a worker carries steel bars on top of the construction site of Shanghai Tower while the skyscrapers in the Pudong area are shrouded in the heavy fog in Shanghai, China.

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| Zong Bing, a member of a team from China, works on an element of a snow sculpture during the 1st International festival of snow and ice sculptures called "The Magical Ice of Siberia" on an embankment of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, January 17, 2013. Ice and snow sculptors representing USA, China, Kazakhstan and 25 Russian cities take part in a five-day-long competition which will start next Monday, according to the festival organizers. *******/Ilya Naymushin

bd popeye
01-19-2013, 11:41 AM
All members feel free to post photos or make comments on the PIX you see in this thread. Thanks for viewing this thread!

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Customers ride an escalator next to a Gucci advertisement in a shopping mall in Wuhan, Hubei province, January 19, 2013. China's statistics chief declared on Friday there was an urgent need for reforms to narrow the income gap between rich and poor, addressing head-on an issue that officialdom has ducked for years. *******/Stringer

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Qingdao (China), 19/01/2013.- Chinese people burn joss sticks to pray at the Laba Festival at a temple in Qingdao city, eastern China's Shandong province, 19 January 2013. The Laba festival celebrated on the eighth day of the twelfth month of the lunar Chinese calendar which is regarded as a prelude to the Spring Festival. After Buddhism spread to China during the first century AD, the festival was used as commemoration of Sakyamuni's enlightenment. Now in China, it is customary on this day to eat Laba porridge and another custom is the soaking of Laba garlic is used alongside dumplings during the Spring Festival. EFE/EPA/WU HONG

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WUH102. Qingdao (China), 19/01/2013.- Chinese people queue to get free Laba porridge at a temple in Qingdao city, eastern China's Shandong province, 19 January 2013.

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Women light incense at a temple during the Laba Festival in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, January 19, 2013. The Laba Festival, which falls on the eighth day of the twelfth Chinese lunar month, commemorates the date of Sakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment. *******/Stringer

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By Matt King | ***** Images Sport
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: Dwayne Lautier-Ogunie of Great Britain is surrounded by defenders in the bronze medal playoff game against China during day four of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Boys High School on January 19, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

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What does the porridge consist of? What does it taste like? Thanks!

Security personnel try to control the crowd as locals visit the Lingyin Temple for free porridge distributed by the temple during the Laba Festival in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province January 19, 2013.

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LAKE PLACID, NY - JANUARY 18: (L-R) Mengtao Xu and Zongyang Jia both of China celebrate their victory at the Mens and Womens USANA Freestyle World Cup aerial competition at the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex on January 18, 2013 in Lake Placid, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/***** Images)

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Taipei (Taiwan), 18/01/2013.- China Mobile President Li Yue attends a news conference for the launching of Taiwan-China undersea cable in Taipei, Taiwan, 18 January 2013. Li, who leads world's largest wireless carrier with more than 700 million subscribers, attended a 4G technology conference in Taipei on 17 January and sought Taiwan chip and handset makers' support for the fourth-generation high-speed mobile networkco-developed by China Mobile. Li said that 4G network promoted by the Chinese government will reach 30 per cent of the Chinese population by the end of 2013. Li expects the 4G market will grow rapidly and reach its prime by 2015. EFE/EPA/DAVID CHANG

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Taiwan singer Jolin Tsai (C) performs after judging a dance competition in Singapore January 18, 2013. *******/Edgar Su

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Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan (L) and Peng Shuai of China talk in between points during their women's doubles match against Mathilde Johansson and Pauline Parmentier of France at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. *******/Rob Dawson

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A miniature portrait of China's former President Hu Jintao on a grain of rice, created by Taiwanese artist Chen Forng-shean, is displayed on a needle in Taipei January 17, 2013. The grain of rice is about 0.5 cm (0.2 inches) long and 0.3cm (0.12 inches) high. The Chinese characters read, "China's President Hu Jintao and farmers." *******/Pichi Chuang

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Most of the casualties in a fatal bus collision in central China's Henan Province on Thursday have been confirmed as employees of Foxconn, the world's largest electronics contractor. The accident happened at 8:22 a.m., when two passenger buses collided in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan, killing seven people and injuring at least 20 others, according to sources with the Zhengzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau. [Photo Source: chinanews.com]

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bd popeye
01-21-2013, 10:01 AM
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A Yi woman with her grandchild in their small home. Photo taken in north Yunnan province, China.

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Wang Xianxiang, a Chinese farmer, carries two buckets with his eyelids during a provincial Spring Festival gala for migrant workers in Shaodong County, Hunan province January 19, 2013. Wang suspended the two buckets filled with water, which together weighed 5 kg (11 pounds), on plastic hangers hooked to his eyelids for about one minute during his performance. Picture taken January 19, 2013. *******/China Daily

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Delegates stand during the opening ceremony of the 12th Beijing committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee in Beijing January 21, 2013. *******/China Daily

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A general view of newly built houses at Dadun village of Lingshui ethnic Li Autonomous County, Hainan province, January 18, 2013. Around 3,500 villagers started to move into 1,029 new houses, each of which measures 253 square meters and took two years to build, according to local reports. Picture taken January 18, 2013. *******/Stringer

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A woman wearing a mask walks in the financial district of Pudong during a hazy day in Shanghai January 21, 2013.

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The financial district of Pudong is seen on a hazy day in Shanghai January 21, 2013.

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| Children with respiratory problems arrive with their parents at Shanghai's Children Hospital on a hazy day in Shanghai January 21, 2013. Beijing is to unveil unprecedented new rules governing how China's capital reacts to hazardous air pollution, the official Xinhua news agency said, as deteriorating air quality threatens to become a rallying point for wider political dissatisfaction. *******/Aly Song

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Local residents drive their bicycles during a hazy day near the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai January 21, 2013. Beijing is to unveil unprecedented new rules governing how China's capital reacts to hazardous air pollution, the official Xinhua news agency said, as deteriorating air quality threatens to become a rallying point for wider political dissatisfaction. *******/Aly Song

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| People ride on specially constructed "ice-chairs" on the frozen Houhai Lake during winter in central Beijing, January 21, 2013. *******/Jason Lee

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A woman reacts as she descends an ice slide during winter in central Beijing, January 21, 2013. *******/Jason Lee

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China's Bao Yixin (R) and Tian Qing pose with their medals after defeating Japan's Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi in the women's doubles finals of Malaysian Open Super Series 2013 badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2013. *******/Bazuki Muhammad

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An insight into a small rural house of the Yi ethnic group.

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A miner binds a ventilating duct before conveying rescue materials to the coalmine in which a coal and gas outburst has left two people dead at the Jinjia Coal Mine under the Panjiang Investment Holding Group in Liupanshui City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Jan. 20, 2013. Rescuers have been working for 42 hours until 1 p.m. on Jan. 20, but they failed to find the trapped miners. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

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A miner prepares to participate in rescue operation outside the coalmine in which a coal and gas outburst has left two people dead at the Jinjia Coal Mine under the Panjiang Investment Holding Group in Liupanshui City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Jan. 20, 2013. Rescuers have been working for 42 hours until 1 p.m. on Jan. 20, but they failed to find the trapped miners. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

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A man carries his son in the Qianmen Street in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 21, 2013. Qianmen street, a well-known commercial street in Beijing, is a symbol of Beijing local culture. It reopened to the public in 2008 after renovation and attracted many of the China's time-honored brands to open branchs here. Compared with other pedestrians streets, Qianmen Street will give more prominence to the original flavor of Beijing during its future development. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

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A two-year-old boy has Laba porridge in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on Jan. 19, 2013. The Laba Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the eighth day of the twelfth month of the lunar Chinese calendar, which falls on Jan.19 this year. Chinese celebrate the day by eating Laba porridge, which is made with rice, nuts, cereal and dried fruit. [CFP]

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An old man has Laba rice porridge in Zaozhuang, Shandong Province on Jan. 18, 2013. [CFP]

puerpera: a woman who has recently given birth to a child

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bd popeye
01-22-2013, 10:22 AM
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A resident walks with a pet pig on a hazy day in Beijing January 22, 2013. New plans to reduce air pollution in Beijing fell flat on Tuesday, judging by initial online reaction, as the capital's mayor unveiled measures to ease the chronic problem that has triggered growing public anger. *******/Stringer

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A man with a scarf covering his mouth rides an electric bicycle on a hazy day in Beijing, January 22, 2013. New plans to reduce air pollution in Beijing fell flat on Tuesday, judging by initial online reaction, as the capital's mayor unveiled measures to ease the chronic problem that has triggered growing public anger. *******/Jason Lee

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Li Na of China barbeques a small freshwater crayfish, known locally as a "Yabby", in the Player's Cafe at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, in this handout photograph provided by Tennis Australia January 22, 2013. *******/Fiona Hamilton

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NINGBO, CHINA - JANUARY 22: (CHINA OUT) Passengers line up to board a train at Ningbo East Railway Station on January 22, 2013 in Ningbo, China. China's annual Spring Festival travel rush will start on January 26 as authorities estimate 3.4 billion passenger journeys will be made for the Chinese lunar new year during the 40-day travel period.

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In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 photo,two students play basketball at their college's court in Beijing. Despite its formidable performance in recent Olympic Games, China has found itself in a crisis of declining fitness among its youngsters. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Delegates use cell phones to take photos during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Municipal People's Congress at the Beijing Conference Centre January 22, 2013. *******/China

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A man carries his granddaughter on a street in Beijing January 22, 2013. China could be considering relaxing its harsh one-child policy, which, implemented since 1980 alongside reforms that have led to rapid economic expansion, is increasingly being seen as an impediment to growth and the harbinger of social problems. *******/Jason Lee

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Some children and their family members get ready to board a train from Hangzhou to Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 22, 2013. Many migrant workers and their children have started to return home in order to avoid the Spring Festival travel peak that begins on Jan. 26 and will last for about 40 days. The Spring Festival, the most important occasion for a family reunion for the Chinese people, falls on the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao)

Miss Chinese Africa beauty contest held in Johannesburg (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-01/20/c_132114705.htm)

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A boy looks at a train from Hangzhou to Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, while waiting to get in the train in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 22, 2013. Many migrant workers and their children have started to return home in order to avoid the Spring Festival travel peak that begins on Jan. 26 and will last for about 40 days. The Spring Festival, the most important occasion for a family reunion for the Chinese people, falls on the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao)

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About 100 fire fighters are striving to put out a fire that broke out in a bag factory in east China's Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province. The flame started at 11:13 a.m. Monday and was strengthened by wind, which baffled the fire fighting at the Banghe International Luggage Factory. No casualty has been reported, according to the Jiaxing Fire Department. [Photo/Xinhua]

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A girl from southwest China's Guizhou Province follows her mother into Hangzhou train station to wait for their train home in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 22, 2013. Her parents now work in Fuyang of Zhejiang.

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Tian Xingfu (C), an 11-month-old boy from Huaihua in central China's Hunan Province, waits for the train home with his parents at Hangzhou train station in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 22, 2013.

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A piece of cloisonne work made by artist Zhang Tonglu is presented by Elva Ni, the winner of 2005 Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant, during an exhibition in south China's Hong Kong, Jan. 22, 2013. An exhibition of Zhang Tonglu's cloisonne art works was held here on Tuesday, showing 22 pieces of cloisonne works. (Xinhua/Li Peng)

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Rebecca Zhu, the winner of 2011 Miss Hong Kong, poses with cloisonne works made by artist Zhang Tonglu during an exhibition in south China's Hong Kong, Jan. 22, 2013. An exhibition of Zhang Tonglu's cloisonne art works was held here on Tuesday, showing 22 pieces of cloisonne works. (Xinhua/Li Peng)

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Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2013 shows the cloisonne vases made by Artist Zhang Tonglu during an exhibition in south China's Hong Kong. An exhibition of Zhang Tonglu's cloisonne art works was held here on Tuesday, showing 22 pieces of cloisonne works. (Xinhua/Li Peng)

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Volunteers of the ABC Tissue, an Australian charity organization, debug hearing-aids for old men during a donation activity in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Jan. 21, 2013.

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A hearing professional checks the hearing of a handicapped teenager during a donation activity in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Jan. 21, 2013. A seven-day donation activity was launched here by the ABC Tissue, an Australian charity organization and philanthropist Wei Jicheng Monday. About 500 hearing malfunctioned teenagers and elders received free hearing checks and free hearing-aids during the activity. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Chinese students studying in Russia take curtain call and wave hands to audiance during a performance staged at the Chinese Embassy in Moscow, Russia, Jan. 20, 2013. The performance was held here on Sunday in celebration of China's traditional Spring Festival and the upcoming Year of the Snake. (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)

Miss Asia 2012 crowned (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-01/22/c_132118422.htm)

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Winner of Miss Asia 2012 final Amy Chen poses for a photo at the awarding ceremony of Miss Asia 2012 final contest in south China's Hong Kong, Jan. 21, 2013. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

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Winners of Miss Asia 2012 final Amy Chen (C), 1st runner up Annie Qi (L) and 2nd runner up Svetlana Gulakova, pose for a photo at the awarding ceremony of Miss Asia 2012 final contest in south China's Hong Kong, Jan. 21, 2013. A total of 18 contestants participated in the contest. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

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I've never heard of this guy..until today. Apparently he's popular.

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JANUARY 20: 'The Walking Dead' actor Norman Reedus attends a meeting with fans on January 20, 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan of China.

bd popeye
01-23-2013, 11:24 AM
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A girl plays with a snowman with a Chinese national flag attached to its hat near the National Stadium, also known as the "Bird's Nest", on a hazy day in Beijing January 23, 2013. *******/Stringer

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Cambodia's Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Tea Banh (R) talks to Deputy Chief of Staff of China's military, General Qi Jianguo (L) during a meeting at the Ministry of Defence in Phnom Penh January 23, 2013. Cambodia will use part of a $195 million loan from China to buy 12 of its military helicopters and boost its tiny fleet, Tea Banh said on Wednesday, the latest deal underlining Beijing's tight alliance with the Southeast Asian country. *******/Samrang Pring

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A plastic and paper recycler reads a newspaper as he sits on a chair in downtown Shanghai January 23, 2013. *******/Carlos Barria (

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The China National Acrobatic Troupe receives the 'Golden Clown' award from Princess Stephanie (2ndR) and Prince ALbert II of Monaco (R) during the official Award Gala evening of the 37th International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo in Monaco January 22, 2013. Picture taken January 22, 2013. *******/Sebastien Nogier/Pool

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BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 23: A man wearing a mask waits at a bus stop during severe pollution on January 23, 2013 in Beijing, China. The air quality in Beijing on Wednesday hit serious levels as smog blanketed the city. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/***** Images)

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| Qian Jun, a 38-year-old man from Shanghai, poses for pictures with his new energy car in Shanghai January 23, 2013. Shanghai's first new energy car with a special free auto license plate was delivered to Qian on Wednesday. According to the city's exclusive "green car" dealer, it has 230 outstanding orders, with an average of 10 each day in January. The current orders will be fulfilled by March, local media reported. *******/Aly Son

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People buy Spring Festival decorations in Shanghai January 23, 2013. The Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, begins on February 10 this year and marks the start of the Year of the Snake. *******/Aly Song

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People buy plush toys depicting snakes in Shanghai January 23, 2013. The Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, begins on February 10 this year and marks the start of the Year of the Snake. *******/Aly Song

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A visitor looks at a collaboration artwork between Hong Kong artist Eric So and Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei entitled "Aibudao" during media preview at Art Stage Singapore in Marina Bay Sands Convention and Exhibition center in Singapore January 23, 2013. The collaboration between the two is a stylized sculpture of Ai Wei Wei featuring his flame-like hair as well as his round torso in a treatment familiar to Eric So's work. The third edition of the international art fair, with 131 galleries from 25 countries participating, will be opened to the public from January 24 to 27. *******/Edgar Su

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A student stands in queue in the waiting hall of the Hefei Train Station in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Jan. 23, 2013. Hefei witnessed a student travel peak as winter holidays started in recent days. (Xinhua/Guo Chen

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A man points to the house roof destroyed in an earthquake at Shubeitai Village of Liutiaozhai Township in county-level city of Dengta, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Jan. 23, 2013. A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted the border region of Dengta and Shenyang cities in Liaoning at 12:18 p.m. (0418 GTM) on Wednesday, the China Earthquake Networks Center has said. The epicenter, with a depth of about 7 kilometers, was located near Dengta and the Sujiatun District of Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province, at 41.5 degrees north latitude and 123.2 degrees east longitude. Liu Wenlong, mayor of Dengta, said the city government has not received any reports about casualties or house collapse. But cracks were spotted in houses in some townships. No casualties or house collapses have been reported in Sujiatun either. (Xinhua/Zhao Jianjun)

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'Milky tea' girl Zhang Zetian takes internship in Nanjing TV station

bd popeye
01-24-2013, 10:07 AM
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In this Jan. 16, 2013 photo, moviegoers and journalists watch the latest James Bond 007 movie "Skyfall" during the movie's premiere ceremony at a cinema in Beijing, China. China’s version of the 007 movie deleted a bloody scene showing a French hitman slaying a Chinese security guard and changed the subtitles of Bond’s conversation with a young woman to expunge any mention of prostitution. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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In this Jan. 21, 2013 file photo, Lana Wachowski, left, and Andy Wachowski, center, co-writers and co-directors of "Cloud Atlas," look on as Chinese actress and cast member Zhou Xun, right, speaks during a press conference held ahead of the movie's China premiere in Beijing, China. Nearly 40 minutes has been chopped from China’s version of the soon-to-be-released Hollywood film “Cloud Atlas,” deleting both gay and straight love scenes to satisfy local censors despite a movie-going public that increasingly chafes at censorship. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

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A Japan Coast Guard patrol ship sprays water at a fishing boat that is carrying Taiwanese activists on board while it heads for the disputed East China Sea islets called Senkaku in Japan, Diaoyu in China and Tiaoyutai in Taiwan, and a Taiwan Coast Guard ship attempts to protect the fishing boat in this handout photo from Taiwan Coast Guard January 24, 2013. The fishing boat was being escorted by four Taiwanese coastguard vessels and has been forced back by the Japanese coastguard ship on their way to the disputed islands, according to local media. *******/Taiwan Coast Guard/Handout

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Expatriates distribute face masks to pedestrians to raise awareness of air pollution at the Bund in downtown Shanghai January 24, 2013. According to the U.S. consulate air quality readings, which measure PM2.5 particulates, Shanghai's air quality was "very unhealthy" on Thursday. *******/Carlos Barria (

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Employees work at a shoe factory in Lishui, Zhejiang province, January 24, 2013.


Employees work at a shoe factory in Lishui, Zhejiang province, January 24, 2013.

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Professors stand amongst hundreds of paintings from students that have yet to be graded at a library of a university in Jinan, Shandong province, January 23, 2013. The paintings are part of the provincial entrance examination for colleges of fine arts. Picture taken January 23, 2013. *******/China Daily

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A woman rides along a street on a hazy day in Haozhou, Anhui province, January 24, 2013. A fresh cold front will hit northern China starting Wednesday, and it is expected to disperse the fog that has shrouded the country in recent days, meteorological authorities said. However, the country's central and eastern regions will still be blanketed by haze during the daytime, Xinhua News Agency reported. *******/China Daily

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A rescuer leaves after a rescue operation at the Jinjia Coal Mine in Panxian County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Jan. 23, 2013. All the 13 miners trapped in the Jinjia Coal Mine after a coal and gas outburst were confirmed dead, rescuers said on Jan. 24, seven days after the accident. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

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A woman waits for the information of her brother at the Jinjia Coal Mine in Panxian County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Jan. 22, 2013. All the 13 miners including the woman's brother trapped in the Jinjia Coal Mine after a coal and gas outburst were confirmed dead, rescuers said on Jan. 24, seven days after the accident. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

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Customers are seen at locations in the shopping center of Harbour City at Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong, south China, Jan. 24, 2013. As the Spring Festival coming, shops in Hong Kong started to offer discounts for increasing customers. (Xinhua/Li Peng)

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Chinese actress Zhang Yuqi covers SELF magazine. [Photo/Sina]

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bd popeye
01-25-2013, 10:08 AM
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A working staff introduces apple products to customers at Wangfujin Apple Store in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 25, 2013. Apple Store held a sales activity on Friday, during which customers could enjoy special pricing online and at Apple retail stores on apple products. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

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Customers wait to get the vegetable weighed at a supermarket in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Jan. 25, 2013. A total of 53,900 tons of vegetables reserved by the government for winter and spring started to meet with customers in Gansu as the Spring Festival draws near. (Xinhua/Chen Bin)

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A passenger eats instant noodle while waiting to board a train at the Yinchuan Railway Station in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Jan. 25, 2013. The most important Chinese holiday, the Spring Festival, falls on Feb. 10 and migrants want to get home to see their families. The Ministry of Railways forecast the holiday travel rush, which starts on Jan. 26, will last until March 6. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

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A woman calls her family member to inform on her homecoming at the bus terminal in Binzhou, east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 25, 2013. The 40-day Spring Festival travel will begin on Jan. 26.

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Passengers wait for trains at the Chengdu Railway Station in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 25, 2013. The 40-day Spring Festival travel rush will start on Jan. 26. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

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A passenger rests outside the Guiyang Railway Station in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, Jan. 23, 2013.

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Two girls wait for their train home with their family members at Tianjin train station in north China's Tianjin Municipality, Jan. 25, 2013.

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Citizens wearing masks are seen in fog-shrouded Nantong, east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 25, 2013. (Xinhua/Xu Peiqin)

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A Sichuan Opera artist breathes fire during a performance to celebrate the Chinese New Year, in Tiantai village of Chongqing municipality, January 24, 2013. Sichuan Opera, well-known for "bian lian" or face-changing where performers change masks in quick succession with a wave of the hand or by turning around, is one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera. *******/Stringer

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Taiwan Coast Guard personnel inspect the fishing boat on which Taiwanese activists took to the disputed East China Sea islets called Senkaku in Japan, Diaoyu in China and Tiaoyutai in Taiwan after it was ashore at the port of San-ao in New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, January 24, 2013. The fishing boat was being escorted by four Taiwanese coastguard vessels and has been forced back by the Japanese coastguard ship on its way to the disputed islands, according to local media. *******/Pichi Chuang

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| Activists carry the statue of sea goddess Matsu off from the fishing boat after their trip to the disputed East China Sea islets called Senkaku in Japan, Diaoyu in China and Tiaoyutai in Taiwan at the port of San-ao in New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, January 24, 2013. The fishing boat was being escorted by four Taiwanese coastguard vessels and has been forced back by the Japanese coastguard ship on its way to the disputed islands, according to local media. *******/Pichi Chuang

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| A man walks past an oil painting titled 'My Mother' by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang from his "Amnesia and Memory Series", during the Beijing Voice exhibition at Pace Beijing Gallery in Beijing's 798 art zone, January 25, 2013. Zhang is a 54-year-old painter who has been crowned with many titles, such as "Chinese contemporary art icon" and "China's most expensive living painter". Since the start of his very successful Bloodline - Big Family series in the mid-1990s, Zhang has witnessed and experienced a particular history of China, according to China Daily. *******/Jason Lee

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People look on around a demolition site of a recreation centre built over a spillway at Meixi village of Wenling, Zhejiang province, January 24, 2013. According to local reports, the three-floor recreation centre for elderly villagers was built on a bridge over a spillway in 2010 costing around one million yuan ($160,000), in order to economize on the use of limited land in the village. The local water conservancy bureau suggested the relocation after local media featured the centre's location as a potential safety hazard. Picture taken January 24, 2013. *******/China Daily

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A man poses for pictures as he tests a Coolpad 7290 phone at a mobile phone market in Shanghai, January 24, 2013. Apple Inc's best plan for lifting China growth is signing a deal with top mobile company China Mobile Ltd, developing localised apps, offering installment financing - and ignoring the clamor for a cheaper iPhone. Chinese vendors, such as Coolpad maker Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co Ltd, which offers cheaper alternatives, and Meizu Technology Co Ltd, known for its minimalist design, have seen its legion of fans grow. *******/Aly Song

m4rs75
01-26-2013, 07:51 AM
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Two young Chinese party-goers stand backstage at the Lantern Club in Beijing. The club is renowned for its electronic music parties. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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The roads that lead to a rave party on the Great Wall are lit. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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The opening of the club Tresor, which is in an old factory transformed into a cultural center in the 798 Art District. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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The Wounded Angel is performed by Chinese artist Liu Jin on the ruins of his old studio in Zhengyang, which was demolished in the winter of 2010 by property developers. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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The Mix club in Beijing is one of the biggest nightclubs in the city. It has eight dance floors and a very Westernized atmosphere. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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Rustic's bass player, Ricky Sixx, smokes backstage at the Yugong Yishan club in Beijing, just before the gig. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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IN3 rap singer Chen Haoran's tattoo. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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A Chinese tourist stands between two sculptures of a contemporary artist in the 798 district. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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A young audience watches during a New Pants concert in an abandoned factory. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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A dinosaur sculpture, "Made in China," by contemporary artist Jianguo Sui, sits in front of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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Young rock musician of the indie scene relaxes during the sound testing before a concert at the Yugong Yishan, in Beijing. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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Pang Kuan, keyboardist for the rock band New Pants, practices during a rehearsal in the district of Gulou, Beijing. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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Foreign tourists visit the 798 Art District in Beijing, where old weapon factories were transformed into galleries and lofts in the early 2000s. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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Queen Sea Big Shark singer Fu Han smokes just before a gig at the Creators Project in the 798 Art District in Beijing. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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The 751 Art District is full of old weapons factories, which are being gradually transformed into galleries, like the 798. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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In his studio in the art village Songzhuang, Yin Kun stands in front of a painting clearly criticizing China’s one-child-per-couple policy. He has three children, but he had to pay a large fine for the second and third ones. (Alain Le Bacquer/Picturetank)

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Tan Qing Long, far left, and other extras are directed before the shooting of a scene at Hengdian World Studios in southeastern China’s Zhejiang province. (Darcy Holdorf)

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The Dream Valley theme park, one of Hengdian's popular attractions, is seen from above. (Darcy Holdorf)

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A Chinese soap opera is filmed at Hengdian, where extras vie for a spot in front of the camera. (Darcy Holdorf)

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Extras Peng Ao, left, and Charhey Lao chat while waiting for filming to start. They quickly became friends after meeting. (Darcy Holdorf)

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Zhao Juan and Sheryl Sun came to Hengdian together on break from school. About a month later, they were ready to go home. (Darcy Holdorf)

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After more than 12 hours of shooting, an extra gets his face touched up by a makeup artist. (Darcy Holdorf)

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Charhey Lao talks with Peng Ao at a new nightclub in Hengdian. (Darcy Holdorf)

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Wang Dan Dan gets her hair done Extras don’t know what their role will be until they arrive on set. (Darcy Holdorf)

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Tan Qing Long takes a dinner break while filming for a Chinese soap opera. (Darcy Holdorf)

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Sheryl Sun sings karaoke in a private room with her friends. Extras can go weeks without getting work. (Darcy Holdorf)

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Peng Ao washes his face after a long day. He has been working as an extra in Hengdian since February 2012. (Darcy Holdorf)

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Tan Qing Long rents a small room in an cheap apartment with no air conditioner and a shared bathroom. (Darcy Holdorf)

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Charhey Lao does pushups on an empty train between shoots. Many of the aspiring actors try to stay fit. (Darcy Holdorf)

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Working long hours, extras often sneak off and find a place to nap during the day. (Darcy Holdorf)

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Peng Ao, top left, says his dream isn't just to become an actor but to someday make his own movie. (Darcy Holdorf)

bd popeye
01-26-2013, 09:09 AM
Excellent pix m4rs75! Thanks for posting!

bd popeye
01-27-2013, 09:48 AM
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Customers select craft work for the upcoming Spring Festival at a shopping mall in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 27, 2013. Retailers all around the country take many kinds of sales boosting measures to attract shoppers as Chinese Spring Festival approaches. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

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Two boys select toys at a shopping mall in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 27, 2013. Retailers all around the country take many kinds of sales boosting measures to attract shoppers as Chinese Spring Festival approaches. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

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A man makes paper-lanterns at a market in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 27, 2013. The market offers local customers goods and supplies for the coming Spring Festival which falls on Feb. 10 this year.(Xinhua/Zhu Xudong)

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Nori(Sea weed) growers load the newly harvested nori at Xishucun dock in Lianyungang City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 27, 2013. The nori in Lianyungang entered harvest season recently. (Xinhua/Geng Yuhe)

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PUTIAN, Jan. 27, 2013 (Xinhua) -- Learners of Puxian opera, one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera, make up for performance at the Dongqin Village in Putian City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 26, 2013. Puxian opera, which originated from puppet shows, has been listed as a national intangible cultural heritage. (Xinhua/Lin Jianbing)

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Actors perform Puxian opera, one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera, at the Dongqin Village in Putian City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 26, 2013. (Xinhua/Lin Jianbing)

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A child eats instant noodles at the waiting hall of railway station in Liuzhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 26, 2013. The 40-day Spring Festival travel rush started Saturday. [Zhang Cunli/Xinhua]

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A child eats instant noodles at the waiting hall of railway station in Yuyao City, east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 26, 2013.

bd popeye
01-27-2013, 09:53 AM
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A man holds his baby tight at Hangzhou train station in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 27, 2013.

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Professional Peking opera actors help primary school students apply make-up on their faces as they prepare for a performance backstage at a show celebrating the coming Chinese Lunar New Year in Nanjing, Jiangsu province January 27, 2013. The 2013 Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, will begin on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac. *******/Stringer

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Hong Kong (China), 27/01/2013.- Protesters beat an effigy of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during a march against Leung's policies, in Hong Kong, China, 27 January, 2013. Around a thousand protesters took to the streets of the former British colony rallying against its leader. Protesters claimed Leung's policies, who called for closer economic integration with China, lack commitment and offer nothing new in improving people's livelihood. EFE/EPA/JEROME FAVRE

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Hong Kong (China), 27/01/2013.- Protesters hold an image of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during a march against Leung's policies, in Hong Kong, China, 27 January, 2013.

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A child waves to his father from a train as it leaves from Hangzhou railway station in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province January 27, 2013. The 2013 Spring Festival travel peak period began on Saturday and will last till March 6. According to the Ministry of Transport, over 3.1 billion people are expected to travel via road or waterways during this period, a year-on-year increase of 4 percent, local media reported. *******/William Hong

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A woman holds shopping bags as she poses for a picture in front of "Sanlitun Village", a fashionable shopping area in Beijing January 27, 2013.

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A passenger wearing a panda costume shows her ticket to a staff member as she enters the Beijing Railway Station January 26, 2013. A group of four people, including one wearing a panda costume, are experiencing the Spring Festival peak travel period in this special way as they plan to take a train to Cangzhou of Hebei province and then come back. The 2013 Spring Festival travel peak period began on Saturday and will last till March 6. According to the Ministry of Transport, over 3.1 billion people are expected to travel via road or waterways during this period, a year-on-year increase of 4 percent, local media reported. Picture taken January 26, 2013. *******/Kevin Zhao

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Singer Jam Hsiao performs during a concert of the revision of his album "It's All about Love" in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Jan. 26, 2013. (Xinhua)

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Passengers board a train from Hangzhou to Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, at Hangzhou train station in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 27, 2013. The 40-day Spring Festival travel rush began on Saturday. The Spring Festival, the most important occasion for a family reunion for the Chinese people, falls on the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao)

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A girl heading for Qiqihaer in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province sleeps on the legs of her family member at Hangzhou train station in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 27, 2013.

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A girl heading for Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, waits for the train with her family member at Hangzhou train station in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 27, 2013.

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Passengers make their way to the railway station in the rain on the square of the Nanning Railway Station in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 26, 2013. As the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 10 this year, draws near, lots of people rushed to start their journey home. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)

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A man carries his mother-in-law heading to the Nanning Railway Station in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 26, 2013.

Seek
01-27-2013, 03:36 PM
http://i.imgur.com/NneumOx.jpg

this guy must have accidently stepped into Austin Powers' wardrobe before the show... p-)

bd popeye
01-28-2013, 09:54 AM
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bd popeye
01-28-2013, 09:59 AM
http://i.imgur.com/wJ2tGJd.jpg (http://imgur.com/wJ2tGJd)


Samuel Yin, chairman of Taiwan conglomerate Ruentex, which is a major Sun Art shareholder, attends a news conference in Taipei January 28, 2013. Sun Art Retail Group Ltd., China's biggest hypermarket operator, is looking at expanding into Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, said Yin. *******/Pichi Chuang

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An aircraft parks in heavy haze at Beijing airport, January 28, 2013. Beijing's air pollution returns to 'hazardous' levels, two weeks after record readings of small particles in the air sparks a public outcry. *******/Jason Lee

http://i.imgur.com/7xsya7W.jpg (http://imgur.com/7xsya7W)


People do exercises outdoor on a hazy day at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, January 28, 2013. Beijing's air pollution returns to 'hazardous' levels, two weeks after record readings of small particles in the air sparks a public outcry. *******/Stringer

http://i.imgur.com/6sxcxXg.jpg (http://imgur.com/6sxcxXg)


A cleaner rides a tricycle carrying a ladder past Tiananmen square on a hazy day in central Beijing, January 28, 2013. *******/Petar Kujundzic

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A baby with respiratory disease undergoes inhalation therapy with help of his grandmother on a foggy day at a hospital specialized for children in Beijing, January 28, 2013. China issued a blue-coded alert on Sunday as foggy weather forecast for the coming two days will cut visibility and worsen air pollution in some central and eastern Chinese cities, Xinhua News Agency reported. *******/China Daily

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By Feng Li | ***** Images
GUIYANG, CHINA - JANUARY 28: A traffic policeman guards outside Guiyang Intermediate People's Court before a press conference on former Chinese leader Bo Xilai's case on January 28, 2013 in Guiyang, China. 'It is fake information. The trial of Bo Xilai will not open in Guiyang today', Vice-president of Guiyang Intermediate People's Court Jiang Hao said. The trial of Bo Xilai is expected to open after the 'two sessions' in March, China's official newspaper Global Times reports on Monday.

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By Feng Li | ***** Images GUIYANG, CHINA - JANUARY 28: An official of Guiyang Intermediate People's Court leads the media to attend a press conference on former Chinese leader Bo Xilai's case on January 28, 2013 in Guiyang, China. 'It is fake information. The trial of Bo Xilai will not open in Guiyang today', Vice-president of Guiyang Intermediate People's Court Jiang Hao said. The trial of Bo Xilai is expected to open after the 'two sessions' in March, China's official newspaper Global Times reports on Monday.

http://i.imgur.com/d3MTPUz.jpg (http://imgur.com/d3MTPUz)


Zhang Hong of China races in the women's 1,000m event during the ISU Long Track World Sprint speed skating Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 27, 2013. *******/Jim Urquhart

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Cans of Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co Ltd beer are displayed for sale at a supermarket in Beijing, January 26, 2013. The biggest global alcohol companies are sizing up buyout and tie-up opportunities in China, India, South Korea and Vietnam, keen to profit from a $258 billion Asian market that is growing twice as fast as the rest of the world. Picture taken January 26, 2013. *******/Jason Lee

http://i.imgur.com/E1lFAnp.jpg (http://imgur.com/E1lFAnp)


GUIYANG, CHINA - JANUARY 27: A Chinese girl learns to skateboard at a square on January 27, 2013 in Guiyang of Guizhou Province, China. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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GUIYANG, CHINA - JANUARY 27: A statue of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong is seen in front of Guizhou Minority Cultural Palace on January 27, 2013 in Guiyang of Guizhou Province, China. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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GUIYANG, CHINA - JANUARY 27: The night scene of an array of edifices and the Jiaxiulou Tower, the city's landmark ancient building for sightseeing, on January 27, 2013 in Guiyang of Guizhou Province, China. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

bd popeye
01-29-2013, 04:20 PM
Screen shot

http://i.imgur.com/Esa9Yea.png (http://imgur.com/Esa9Yea)

http://i.imgur.com/kubksjE.png (http://imgur.com/kubksjE)

m4rs75
01-30-2013, 07:50 AM
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Cans of fresh air are seen piled up before being given away by Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao, near a street on a hazy day in central Beijing, January 30, 2013. China's foulest fortnight for air pollution in memory has rekindled a tongue-in-cheek campaign by a Chinese multimillionaire with a streak of showmanship who is raising the alarm by selling canned fresh air. Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune in the recycling business and is a high-profile philanthropist, on Wednesday handed out soda pop-sized cans of air, purportedly from far-flung and pristine regions of China, from Xinjiang in the far northwest to Taiwan off China's southeast coast. *******/Barry Huang

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Employees of Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao's company give away cans of fresh air to pedestrians near a street on a hazy day in central Beijing, January 30, 2013. China's foulest fortnight for air pollution in memory has rekindled a tongue-in-cheek campaign by a Chinese multimillionaire with a streak of showmanship who is raising the alarm by selling canned fresh air. Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune in the recycling business and is a high-profile philanthropist, on Wednesday handed out soda pop-sized cans of air, purportedly from far-flung and pristine regions of China, from Xinjiang in the far northwest to Taiwan off China's southeast coast. *******/Barry Huang

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Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao (R) gives a can of fresh air to a man wearing a mask on a hazy day in central Beijing, January 30, 2013. China's foulest fortnight for air pollution in memory has rekindled a tongue-in-cheek campaign by a Chinese multimillionaire with a streak of showmanship who is raising the alarm by selling canned fresh air. Chen, who made his fortune in the recycling business and is a high-profile philanthropist, on Wednesday handed out soda pop-sized cans of air, purportedly from far-flung and pristine regions of China, from Xinjiang in the far northwest to Taiwan off China?s southeast coast. *******/Barry Huang

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Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao demonstrates how to use his canned fresh air during an interview with ******* near a busy street on a hazy day in central Beijing, January 30, 2013. China's foulest fortnight for air pollution in memory has rekindled a tongue-in-cheek campaign by a Chinese multimillionaire with a streak of showmanship who is raising the alarm by selling canned fresh air. Chen, who made his fortune in the recycling business and is a high-profile philanthropist, on Wednesday handed out soda pop-sized cans of air, purportedly from far-flung and pristine regions of China, from Xinjiang in the far northwest to Taiwan off China?s southeast coast. *******/Barry Huang

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A woman wearing a mask holds a can of fresh air given away by Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao as she poses for a photograph for her friend near a busy street on a hazy day in central Beijing, January 30, 2013. China's foulest fortnight for air pollution in memory has rekindled a tongue-in-cheek campaign by a Chinese multimillionaire with a streak of showmanship who is raising the alarm by selling canned fresh air. Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune in the recycling business and is a high-profile philanthropist, on Wednesday handed out soda pop-sized cans of air, purportedly from far-flung and pristine regions of China, from Xinjiang in the far northwest to Taiwan off China's southeast coast. *******/Barry Huang

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A security guard looks at the writings on the cans of fresh air given away by Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao near a street on a hazy day in central Beijing, January 30, 2013. China's foulest fortnight for air pollution in memory has rekindled a tongue-in-cheek campaign by a Chinese multimillionaire with a streak of showmanship who is raising the alarm by selling canned fresh air. Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune in the recycling business and is a high-profile philanthropist, on Wednesday handed out soda pop-sized cans of air, purportedly from far-flung and pristine regions of China, from Xinjiang in the far northwest to Taiwan off China's southeast coast. *******/Barry Huang

Seek
01-30-2013, 08:03 AM
Holy ****! this is the beginning!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiabeNR_q0U

EdisonTrent
01-30-2013, 08:07 AM
Is there no way to sneak some anthrax pollen in each can? (It would be a shame if everyone died)

bd popeye
01-30-2013, 09:01 AM
"Snow Day"!!!! :lol:

Today is a "Snow day" all over Iowa.. It's snowing heavily right now in Cedar Rapids..I bet the folks in Beijing would rather have the snow than the smog any day...

http://i.imgur.com/z64tL0J.jpg (http://imgur.com/z64tL0J)


BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 30: A general view of Beijing city during severe pollution on January 30, 2013 in Beijing, China. The fourth round of heavy smog to hit Beijing in one month has sent more people to the hospital with respiratory illnesses and prompted calls for legislation to curb pollution. The haze choking many Chinese cities covers a total area of 1.3 million square kilometers, the China's Ministry of Environmental Protection said Tuesday. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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People still visit Tiananmen Square in thick haze in Beijing Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Extremely high pollution levels shrouded eastern China for the second time in about two weeks Tuesday, forcing airlines in Beijing and elsewhere to cancel flights because of poor visibility and prompting government warnings for residents to stay indoors. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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A couple wearing protective masks poses for a self portrait in thick haze on Tiananmen Square in Beijing Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Extremely high pollution levels shrouded eastern China for the second time in about two weeks Tuesday, forcing airlines in Beijing and elsewhere to cancel flights because of poor visibility and prompting government warnings for residents to stay indoors. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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By Feng Li | ***** Images News
BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 29: Chinese paramilitary police officers march during the flag-raising ceremony with severe pollution at Tiananmen Square on January 29, 2013 in Beijing, China. The 4th dense fog envelops Beijing with pollution at hazardous levels in January.

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BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 29: Beijing residents wearing the mask ride amid fog during severe pollution on January 29, 2013 in Beijing, China. The 4th dense fog envelops Beijing with pollution at hazardous levels in January.

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BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 29: A little girl wears the cartoon mask at the Tiananmen Square during severe pollution on January 29, 2013 in Beijing, China. The 4th dense fog envelops Beijing with pollution at hazardous levels in January.

http://i.imgur.com/0WwVWOg.jpg (http://imgur.com/0WwVWOg)


An aircraft parks in heavy haze at Beijing airport, January 28, 2013. Beijing's air pollution returns to 'hazardous' levels, two weeks after record readings of small particles in the air sparks a public outcry. *******/Jason Lee

bd popeye
01-30-2013, 09:30 AM
http://i.imgur.com/8DngqNV.jpg (http://imgur.com/8DngqNV)


Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and also chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, talks with members of the 13th detachment of the Beijing contingent of Chinese People's Armed Police Force in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 29, 2013. Xi made an inspection tour in the armed police forces in Beijing on Tuesday to convey festival greetings to the nation's armed policemen on behalf of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission. [Photo/Xinhua]

http://i.imgur.com/f9m0psy.jpg (http://imgur.com/f9m0psy)


Artists pose with their ceramic music instruments after a concert in Hong Kong, south China, Jan. 30, 2013. A band from Jingdezhen, the "porcelain capital" of China, presented a concert to the people in Hong Kong with a whole set of porcelain musical instruments. (Xinhua/Wong Pun Keung)

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Artists give an instrumental performance during a concert in Hong Kong, south China, Jan. 30, 2013. A band from Jingdezhen, the "porcelain capital" of China, presented a concert to the people in Hong Kong with a whole set of porcelain musical instruments. (Xinhua/Wong Pun Keung)

http://i.imgur.com/vXyZAuH.jpg (http://imgur.com/vXyZAuH)

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Traffic police with masks work in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 30, 2013. The local traffic policemen used masks to protect their health in hazy days.(Xinhua/Xu Suhui)

http://i.imgur.com/ukQCB4Y.jpg (http://imgur.com/ukQCB4Y)


A family ride a motorcycle home in Fengkai County, the border county between Guangdong Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China, Jan. 30, 2013. A good many migrant workers of Guangxi region who have worked in Guangdong choose to ride motorcycles home for China's Lunar New Year, the most important family reunion occasion in China. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)

http://i.imgur.com/Xh8SXRS.jpg (http://imgur.com/Xh8SXRS)


People ride motorcycles home in Fengkai County, the border county between Guangdong Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China, Jan. 30, 2013.

http://i.imgur.com/q2IjR1i.jpg (http://imgur.com/q2IjR1i)


Children learn to make the "sugar-coated haws on a stick", a traditional Chinese snack, at a children centre in Tianjin, north China, Jan. 30, 2013. More than twenty children were invited to learn to make decorations and snacks to greet the upcoming Spring Festival which falls on Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)

http://i.imgur.com/yLk8EQ0.jpg (http://imgur.com/yLk8EQ0)


A girl draws on a lantern at a children centre in Tianjin, north China, Jan. 30, 2013. More than twenty children were invited to learn to make decorations and snacks to greet the upcoming Spring Festival which falls on Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)

http://i.imgur.com/juexxNv.jpg (http://imgur.com/juexxNv)


Firefighter Wang Mei (2nd L) teaches retired workers how to use a fire extinguisher at a fire brigade in Wulidun Community of Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Jan. 30, 2013. A group of community workers and retired staff members visited Wulidun fire brigade to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival with the firefighters here on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Guo Chen)

http://i.imgur.com/vGYrD2T.jpg (http://imgur.com/vGYrD2T)


A drinking-water deliver man is seen driving an electric motor car down a fog-shrouded road in Beijing, capital of China, on Jan. 29, 2013. The city's air quality is ranked the third worst out of 113 cities, according to China's Ministry of Environmental Protection. With dense smog in the capital raising health concerns among residents, improving the capital's environment has become a top priority. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

http://i.imgur.com/8zPurnk.jpg (http://imgur.com/8zPurnk)


An express man carries on with his work on a foggy day in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 29, 2013. The National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued a blue-coded alert early Tuesday as a foggy weather forecast for the coming hours will cut visibility and worsen air pollution in some central and eastern Chinese cities. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

http://i.imgur.com/NzFOTBN.jpg (http://imgur.com/NzFOTBN)

http://i.imgur.com/Uv8tEF0.jpg (http://imgur.com/Uv8tEF0)

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A senior citizen living in Chongqing has adopted over 100 stray dogs and 30 more cats in the past 15 years, wiping out all her savings.

bd popeye
01-30-2013, 10:19 AM
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3806/59486417.jpg


A friend of ours who works for a large Iowa based electronics company recently returned from Beijing.. He now has some sort of respiratory problem. He said those mask are not much help.

Mangotree
01-30-2013, 11:52 AM
Yep, it helps but not much. Can't have HEPA filter stuck on your nose actually. Best scenario is having those IQAir or BlueAir air filters at home and office. Problem is, they're so expensive... like RMB 14,000 each (USD 2,300 approx). Without man-made pollution, Beijing's very dry air is a problem itself, especially in winter. My nose bleeds regularly these days, the air just too dry (humidity can be as low as 25%, huge problem for somebody from humid tropical islands like me). And in summer months we have dust from Gobi Desert...

Hopefully the week-long Chinese New Year holiday will bring better air quality as many Beijingers will be out of town. But with their penchant for fireworks, I won't bet on it.

Seek
01-30-2013, 03:48 PM
http://i.imgur.com/qPXDjd7.jpg

Wait, are they really trying to fill up the hole with concrete here? :|

bd popeye
01-31-2013, 09:50 AM
http://i.imgur.com/RpAIiOO.jpg (http://imgur.com/RpAIiOO)


A woman and her grandson are seen wearing masks in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 31, 2013. Light snow hit parts of the city on Thursday and the local meteorological observatory issued a yellow alert for icy road. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

http://i.imgur.com/HP55A1a.jpg (http://imgur.com/HP55A1a)


Buildings are smothered by fog in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 31, 2013. Light snow hit parts of the city on Thursday and the local meteorological observatory issued a yellow alert for icy road. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

http://i.imgur.com/zsGxXlO.jpg (http://imgur.com/zsGxXlO)


Electricians install a transformer in Xiangtang Community of Linquan County in Fuyang City of east China's Anhui Province, Jan. 31, 2013. As one of the major labor exporting place in China, Fuyang will embrace more than two millions of home-going migrant workers during the holidays of Chinese Lunar New Year. The electronic appliances brought by the returned migrant workers are going to leave huge impact to the power grid in the rural communities. Local power company began to upgrade the power cables and devices to guarantee the power supply during the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

http://i.imgur.com/pwaAwp3.jpg (http://imgur.com/pwaAwp3)


Doctors check the condition of Lyu Yuanfang, a woman with Lou Gehrig's disease, before a Cesarean section in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 30, 2013. Lyu Yuanfang gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday morning at a hospital in Beijing. Lyu, 31, has Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal, incurable neuromuscular disease that progresses rapidly. Lyu is believed to be the first ALS sufferer to give birth in China. ALS strikes one to three people in every 100,000. Patients progressively lose muscle strength, eventually becoming paralyzed and unable to speak, move, swallow or breathe. British scientist Stephen Hawking is one of the most well-known ALS patients. (Xinhua/Zhang Meng)

http://i.imgur.com/J2WWUW4.jpg (http://imgur.com/J2WWUW4)


Photo taken on Jan. 30, 2013 shows a mobile phone image of newly born baby of Lyu Yuanfang, a woman with Lou Gehrig's disease, at a hospital in Beijing, capital of China. Lyu Yuanfang gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday morning at a hospital in Beijing.

http://i.imgur.com/CRMzfDl.jpg (http://imgur.com/CRMzfDl)

http://i.imgur.com/BJWO9er.jpg (http://imgur.com/BJWO9er)


Students are seen on the Education and Careers Expo at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in South China's Hong Kong, Jan. 31, 2013. The 23rd HKTDC Education and Careers Expo opened here on Thursday, attracting 730 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaowei)

http://i.imgur.com/nm7DKSM.jpg (http://imgur.com/nm7DKSM)


Citizens choose to buy goods for use during the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 10, 2013 in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 31, 2013. (Xinhua/Lin Hong)

http://i.imgur.com/CbjydDY.jpg (http://imgur.com/CbjydDY)


Tourists prepare to go diving at the Boundary Island scenic area in Lingshui Yi Autonomous County in south China's Hainan Province, Jan. 30, 2013. Hainan launched tourism promotion with the theme of fresh air, to attract visitors from northern China where heavy haze lingered recently. (Xinhua/Zhao Yingquan)

http://i.imgur.com/OkyC8T3.jpg (http://imgur.com/OkyC8T3)


Tourists enjoy themselves at the Boundary Island scenic area in Lingshui Yi Autonomous County in south China's Hainan Province, Jan. 30, 2013. Hainan launched tourism promotion with the theme of fresh air, to attract visitors from northern China where heavy haze lingered recently. (Xinhua/Zhao Yingquan)

bd popeye
02-01-2013, 09:17 AM
It's all about the Spring Festival..Hey why is it called the Spring Festival? It January..just sayin'..

http://i.imgur.com/c7wptS3.jpg (http://imgur.com/c7wptS3)


People try Chinese snacks during an expo for China's Spring Festival celebration at BC Place stadium in Vancouver, Canada, Jan. 31, 2013. The four-day expo with the theme of the Year of Snake celebration is one of the biggest Lunar New Year event in North America with over 200 vendors and 180,000 people are expected to attend.(Xinhua/Liang Sen)

http://i.imgur.com/PpXjhQ9.jpg (http://imgur.com/PpXjhQ9)


A girl plays with a little drum during an expo for China's Spring Festival celebration at BC Place stadium in Vancouver, Canada, Jan. 31, 2013.(Xinhua/Liang Sen)

http://i.imgur.com/lyCDFFY.jpg (http://imgur.com/lyCDFFY)


Visitors play with an toy helicopter during an expo for China's Spring Festival celebration at BC Place stadium in Vancouver, Canada, Jan. 31, 2013.

http://i.imgur.com/7orSsjQ.jpg (http://imgur.com/7orSsjQ)


Lion dance performance is seen during an expo for China's Spring Festival celebration at BC Place stadium in Vancouver, Canada, Jan. 31, 2013.

http://i.imgur.com/xP1W7JS.jpg (http://imgur.com/xP1W7JS)


Passengers are seen at the railway station in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, Feb. 1, 2013. The railway station in Shijiazhuang witnessed a travel peak as the Chinese Lunar New Year draws near. (Xinhua/Wang Xiao)

http://i.imgur.com/x6dBjye.jpg (http://imgur.com/x6dBjye)

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Angelababy attends Spring Festival activity in Hong Kong yesterday. [Photo/QQ.com]

http://i.imgur.com/G0jq1oB.jpg (http://imgur.com/G0jq1oB)


Migrant workers, who were playing the cartoon roles of Angry Bird, Garfield, Donald Duck and God of Wealth, demand the society help them retrieve unpaid wages from their bosses, in Beijing, January 31, 2013. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

bd popeye
02-01-2013, 09:28 AM
In these photos provided by China's Xinhua News Agency the damage is seen on an expressway bridge which partially collapsed due to an truck laden with fireworks exploding in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China's Henan Province, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2013. Fireworks for Lunar New Year celebrations exploded on a truck in central China, destroying part of an elevated highway Friday and sending vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground. The human toll from this explosion stands at 26 dead. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Xiao Meng)

http://i.imgur.com/XRxZKlX.jpg (http://imgur.com/XRxZKlX)

http://i.imgur.com/fKeY5qP.jpg (http://imgur.com/fKeY5qP)

http://i.imgur.com/5N36xAe.jpg (http://imgur.com/5N36xAe)

http://i.imgur.com/quT6Q2k.jpg (http://imgur.com/quT6Q2k)

http://i.imgur.com/mR4wK9y.jpg (http://imgur.com/mR4wK9y)

http://i.imgur.com/XJYP77w.jpg (http://imgur.com/XJYP77w)

http://i.imgur.com/zEARqX6.jpg (http://imgur.com/zEARqX6)

http://i.imgur.com/CgAT6xN.jpg (http://imgur.com/CgAT6xN)

http://i.imgur.com/Ex7AQP4.jpg (http://imgur.com/Ex7AQP4)

http://i.imgur.com/Sw3dZVU.jpg (http://imgur.com/Sw3dZVU)

http://i.imgur.com/8Q8uFZa.jpg (http://imgur.com/8Q8uFZa)

bd popeye
02-03-2013, 04:17 PM
http://i.imgur.com/CSGewBa.jpg (http://imgur.com/CSGewBa)

Any highway engineers reading this? If so can you see any thing faulty with this cross section of the collapsed bridge? Thanks.

Photo taken on Feb. 2, 2013 shows the bridge collapse accident site in Mianchi County, central China's Henan Province. A part of the expressway viaduct collapsed on Friday morning in an explosion of a truck-load of fireworks. Ten people died and 11 others were injured in the accident. The expressway viaduct, with bidirectional four lanes, opened to traffic in 2001 after three years of construction. The last test in 2011 revealed no safety risks. Li Qiang, chief engineer of Henan Provincial Transportation Department, said that the bridge had passed biennially and monthly inspections and was up to the standards of the national expressway viaduct. In face of the public concerns, Wang Baixing, China's renowned bomb-disposal expert, said the power of the blast on the truck that carried fireworks and firecrackers was equivalent to one ton of explosive and explained that the explosion occurred on special part of the viaduct, blowing off the upper structure of the bridge and pulling down one of its piers. (Xinhua/Zhao Peng)

http://i.imgur.com/eheWCqU.jpg (http://imgur.com/eheWCqU)


Photo taken on Feb 2, 2013 shows the breached dyke of the Lianfeng Reservoir in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.The reservoir leak on Saturday has left one dead and more than a dozen injured, rescuers said Saturday.[Photo/Asianewsphoto]

http://i.imgur.com/bhlFytW.jpg (http://imgur.com/bhlFytW)


Photo taken on Feb 2, 2013 shows the breached dyke of the Lianfeng Reservoir in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.[Photo/Asianewsphoto]

http://i.imgur.com/Jo9MMFl.jpg (http://imgur.com/Jo9MMFl)


Photo taken on Feb 2, 2013 shows the breached dyke of the Lianfeng Reservoir in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.The reservoir leak on Saturday has left one dead and more than a dozen injured, rescuers said Saturday.[Photo/Asianewsphoto]

http://i.imgur.com/tEJVV0z.jpg (http://imgur.com/tEJVV0z)

http://i.imgur.com/AkL2go7.jpg (http://imgur.com/AkL2go7)

http://i.imgur.com/oZ9phv7.jpg (http://imgur.com/oZ9phv7)

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Children at the Nanning train station in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 3, 2013. Many children travel with their families during the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush which started on Jan. 26. The Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 10 this year, is traditionally the most important holiday of the Chinese people.Public transportation is expected to accommodate about 3.41 billion travelers nationwide during the holiday, including 225 million railway passengers. (Xinhua/Zhou Hua)

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Children with their parents at the Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 3, 2013. Many children travel with their families during the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush which started on Jan. 26. (Xinhua/Chen Shugen)

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Rescuers search for victims in the debris at the accident site of a suspected boiler explosion in Cixi, east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 3, 2013. Two people were killed and six others injured Sunday morning when a three-story building of a flour products plant collapsed in Cixi's Shishan Village. Investigation into the exact cause of the incident is under way. (Xinhua/Liu Huiming)

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Injured passengers receive medical treatment in a hospital in Ningxian County of Qingyang City in northwest China's Gansu Province, Feb. 2, 2013. An overloaded bus caught fire after falling into a ravine here on Friday. Eighteen people have been confirmed dead and 34 others injured in the accident after more bodies were recovered from the wreckage, government sources said Saturday. (Xinhua/Nie Jianjiang)

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Chinese actresses perform during the "Happy Spring Festival" celebration in Rome, capital of Italy, on Feb. 2, 2013. Thousands of local people and overseas Chinese attended the event to celebrate the upcoming Chinese lunar New Year, which falls on Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Alberto)

bd popeye
02-03-2013, 05:19 PM
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bd popeye
02-05-2013, 09:12 AM
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Xi Jinping (C), general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and also chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, visits the home of impoverished villager Ma Maizhi and presents school supplies to Ma's children in the Bulenggou Village of the Dongxiang Autonomous County, northwest China's Gansu Province, Feb. 3, 2013. Xi Jinping visited villages, enterprises and urban communities, chatting with impoverished villagers and asking about their livelihood during an inspection tour to Gansu from Feb. 2 to 5. During his visit, Xi also extended Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese people as the Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, approaches. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

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Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and also chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, chats with a girl during his visit to the Yuangudui Village of the Weiyuan County in Dingxi, northwest China's Gansu Province, Feb. 3, 2013.

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A family arrives at Beijing West Railway Station February 5, 2013. According to an official with the Ministry of Railways, railway authorities arranged 358 more passenger trains to start handling the estimated 5.2 million daily trips over the next 40-day travel rush period due to the Spring Festival, Xinhua News Agency reported. The Lunar New Year begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac. *******/Jason Lee

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A resident from Shuangmidi Village crosses the Nujiang River via a zip-line in Liuku County of Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 2, 2013. More than 98 percent of Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture is occupied by mountains and valleys. The zip-lines have been quite popular transportation method along the Nujiang River since the ancient time. However, as transport conditions improve in recent years, a growing number of traditional zip-lines along the Nujiang River Valley have been dismantled or replaced by bridges. (Xinhua/Wang Changshan)

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Residents from Shuangmidi Village make preparations before crossing the Nujiang River via a zip-line in Liuku County of Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 2, 2013

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Residents from Shuangmidi Village cross the Nujiang River via a zip-line in Liuku County of Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 2, 2013.

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Photo taken on Feb. 5, 2012 shows a passageway linking the North and South Squares of the Suzhou Railway Station in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province.

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Photo taken on Feb. 5, 2012 shows the South Square of the Suzhou Railway Station in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province. A five-year renovation project at the Suzhou Railway Station was accomplished on Tuesday. With a total investment of 2.3 billion yuan (370 million U.S. dollars), the renovation project alleviates the transport pressure of the Suzhou Railway Station. (Xinhua/Wang Jiankang)

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Combo photo taken on Feb. 5, 2013 (Up) and July 29, 2012 (Bottom) shows the same area of Poyang Lake with different water situation in Duchang County, east China's Jiangxi Province. China's largest freshwater lake, Poyang Lake, has seen a low water level in recent days. (Xinhua/Fu Jianbin)

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Models present tailor-made wedding dresses during a show on the Bund in Shanghai, east China, Feb. 5, 2012. (Xinhua/Zhang Ming)

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Members of the China Central Chinese Orchestra perform during a Spring Festival celebration concert in Pasadena, Los Angeles, the United States, Feb. 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

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Artist Wang Ciheng performs with the China Central Chinese Orchestra during a Spring Festival celebration concert in Pasadena, Los Angeles, the United States, Feb. 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

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Several policemen patrol the railway line in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, Jan. 31, 2013. Yang Yuan is the team leader of the police community supervising the Shijiangzhuang to Taiyuan passenger railway. To secure the transportation in the section between Shijiangzhuang and Taiyuan, Yang has to walk 10km everyday -- checking the protecting wire net, stopping the naughty children from running onto the tracks, picking up stones from the rails – just to complete his basic tasks. [Photo/CFP]

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The policemen supervising the Shijiangzhuang to Taiyuan passenger railway line take a break with their dogs on Feb. 3, 2013. [Photo/CFP]

bd popeye
02-06-2013, 08:53 AM
Famous commercial models attend award ceremony of MISS FLASH 2013 in Tokyo - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-02/06/c_132154977.htm)

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Xi Jinping (C), general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission (CMC), talks with technical personnel and army members at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Feb. 2, 2013. Xi Jinping visited troops stationed in the nation's northwest ahead of the lunar new year, extending festival greetings and stressing frugality in the army. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

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Visitors play on the seashore in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, Feb. 5, 2013. (Xinhua/Chen Wenwu

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A Tibetan woman carries deep-fried dough cakes prepared for Tibetan New Year in Xiapai Village at Guide County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Feb. 6, 2013. The Tibetan New Year, or Losar, falls on Feb. 11 this year. (Xinhua/Wu Gang)

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A Tibetan girl carries dough cakes to be fried for Tibetan New Year in Xiapai Village at Guide County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Feb. 6, 2013.

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Passengers take buses in a coach hub in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, Feb. 6, 2013. China's transport system sees an annual travel rush around the Spring Festival, which starts on Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

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Passengers have their tickets checked at the Zhengzhou Railway Station in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, Feb. 6, 2013. China's transport system sees an annual travel rush around the Spring Festival, which starts on Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

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Electricians check the power lines at the Shanghengtang Village in a remote mountain area in Yiwu City, east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 4, 2013, as an effort to ensure power supply for villagers during the upcoming Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Tan Jin)

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Visitors look at an array of Gundam robots in a newly inaugurated robot pavilion at Taipei Expo Park in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Feb. 6, 2013. The robot pavilion was inaugurated Wednesday at the Xinsheng Park of Taipei Expo Park. The facility features 60 robotic exhibits. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)

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A Gundam robot is displayed in a newly inaugurated robot pavilion at Taipei Expo Park in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Feb. 6, 2013. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)

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Photo taken on Feb. 3, 2013 shows the last two steel box girders, each of which weighs 408 tons, are lifted up to the floor of the Jiaxing-Shaoxing Sea-Crossing Bridge in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province. The Jiaxing-Shaoxing Sea-Crossing Bridge, the 2nd sea-crossing bridge in Zhejiang , will be the world's longest and widest multi pylon cable-stayed bridge when it is finished. It is expected to halve the driving time from Shaoxing to Shanghai in east China after putting into use in June of 2013. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

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bd popeye
02-07-2013, 10:40 AM
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A helicopter joins to put out a mountain fire in Huangjia Village of Dali City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 7, 2013.

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Firefighters try to put out a mountain fire in Huangjia Village of Dali City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 7, 2013. Nearly 1,500 firefighters and service men have been mobilized to fight a mountain fire which broke out at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. But strong wind and dry weather hindered firefighters' efforts and the fire remained unextinguished by 5:20 p.m. on Thursday. (Xinhua/Hu Shuli)

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Passengers wait for planes at the Jiangbei International Airport in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Feb. 7, 2013. Flights were delayed due to rain and fog at Chongqing's Jiangbei International Airport on Thursday. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

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Photo taken on Feb. 7, 2013 shows the crowded domestic arrival hall of the Jiangbei International Airport in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. Flights were delayed due to rain and fog at Chongqing's Jiangbei International Airport on Thursday. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

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A man plays with his son at the Langdong Bus Station in Nanning, capital of south China's Gauangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 7, 2013. Many children travel with their families during the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush which started on Jan. 26. The Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 10 this year, is traditionally the most important holiday of the Chinese people. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)

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A couple feed water to their child at the Langdong Bus Station in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 7, 2013.

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A woman feeds rice to her son in her arms at the Langdong Bus Station in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 7, 2013.

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A local Chinese sells traditional decorations for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in China Town, New York, the United States, Feb. 6, 2013. The Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, starts on Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)

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Local Chinese buy traditional decorations for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in China Town, New York, the United States, Feb. 6, 2013. The Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, starts on Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)

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Police in south China's Guangdong Province seize 37 people suspected of printing counterfeit RMB, confiscating bank notes totaling 210 million yuan (33.4 mln U.S. dollars).They also capture a number of pieces of equipment including the fake money film source and money printer after they busted a major underground den making fake cash. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

bd popeye
02-08-2013, 09:14 AM
Hong Kong..

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Luxury houses on Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's most exclusive neighborhood Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia's wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view from the heights of Victoria Peak. For some of the poorest, home is a metal cage. Some 100,000 people in the former British colony live in what's known as inadequate housing, according to the Society for Community Organization, a social welfare group. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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In this Jan. 25, 2013 photo, 62-year-old Cheng Man Wai climbs up to the 1.5 square meter (16 square feet) cage he calls home, in Hong Kong.

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In this Jan. 25, 2013 photo, 77-year-old Yeung Ying Biu sits partially inside the cage, measuring 1.5 square meters (16 square feet), which he calls home, in Hong Kong.

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In this Jan. 25, 2013 photo, 62-year-old Cheng Man Wai lays in his cage, measuring 1.5 square meters (16 square feet), which he calls home, in Hong Kong. For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia's wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view from the heights of Victoria Peak. For some of the poorest, home is a metal cage. Some 100,000 people in the former British colony live in what's known as inadequate housing, according to the Society for Community Organization, a social welfare group. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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In this Jan. 25, 2013 photo, 63-year-old Lee Tat-fong, walks in a corridor while her two grandchildren Amy, 9, and Steven, 13 sit in their 50-square-foot room in Hong Kong. Lee, like many poor residents, has applied for public housing but faces years of waiting. Nearly three-quarters of 500 low-income families questioned by Oxfam Hong Kong in a recent survey had been on the list for more than 4 years without being offered a flat. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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In this Jan. 25, 2013 photo, 77-year-old Yeung Ying Biu sits inside his 1.5 square meter (16 square feet) cage, which he calls home, in Hong Kong. For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia's wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view from the heights of Victoria Peak. For some of the poorest, home is a metal cage. Some 100,000 people in the former British colony live in what's known as inadequate housing, according to the Society for Community Organization, a social welfare group. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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A worker washes snake meat near cages of snakes in the kitchen of a snake soup shop in Hong Kong January 29, 2013. There are scores of people in Hong Kong who have through generations tamed snakes to make soup out of them, a traditional cuisine believed to be good for the health. Yet the people behind providing fresh snakes for the savoury meal thought to speed up the body's blood flow and keep it strong in the cold winter months may be doomed, with young people increasingly reluctant to take on a job they see as hard and dirty. Picture taken January 29, 2013. *******/Bobby Yip

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Shop assistants hold stuffed snake toys ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations at Victoria Park in Hong Kong February 4, 2013. The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac. Picture taken February 4, 2013. *******/Tyrone Siu

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Snake shop owner Mak Tai-kong, 84, holds snakes which were caught in mainland China, in front of wooden cabinets containing snakes, at his snake soup store in Hong Kong January 29, 2013. Mak is one of scores in Hong Kong who have through generations tamed snakes to make soup out of them, a traditional cuisine believed to be good for the health. Yet the people behind providing fresh snakes for the savoury meal thought to speed up the body's blood flow and keep it strong in the cold winter months may be doomed, with young people increasingly reluctant to take on a job they see as hard and dirty. Picture taken January 29, 2013. *******/Bobby Yip

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Customers eat snake soup at a snake soup shop in Hong Kong January 30, 2013. There are scores of people in Hong Kong who have through generations tamed snakes to make soup out of them, a traditional cuisine believed to be good for the health. Yet the people behind providing fresh snakes for the savoury meal thought to speed up the body's blood flow and keep it strong in the cold winter months may be doomed, with young people increasingly reluctant to take on a job they see as hard and dirty. Picture taken January 30, 2013.

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Lawmaker "Long hair" Leung Kwok-hung is being forced down on the floor by plain-clothed police officer as he tries to protest against Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during his visit to the Lunar New Year fair at Hong Kong's Victory Park February 4, 2013. *******/Tyrone Siu

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Protesters walk with banners during a march organized by labor unions in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau and the city's Companies Registry put forward a proposal to enhance protection of the privacy of personal information in November as part of a consultation paper on a new companies ordinance. The proposed amendments would make tracing the personal details of company directors in the city more difficult. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg via ***** Images

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HONG KONG - FEBRUARY 06: (L - R) Actress Shu Qi, director Stephen Chow and actress Chrissie Chau attend 'Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons' premiere at AMC Theatres on February 6, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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HONG KONG - FEBRUARY 05: Singer Gloria Tang attends TVB Golden Viva Spectacular at TVB City on February 5, 2013 in Hong Kong.

bd popeye
02-09-2013, 09:45 AM
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BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 09: A mother holding her child poses for a photo next to a snake sculpture at the Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake at the Temple of Earth park on February 9, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day.

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BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 09: The vendors show the toy of snake at the Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake at the Temple of Earth park on February 9, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day.

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Customers sit inside a Starbucks Corp. outlet in Shanghai, China, on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.

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The Shanghai Tower, which is still under construction, is seen as a red lantern hangs from a traditional Chinese building ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Shanghai February 6, 2013. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac. *******/Carlos Barria

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A motorbike is seen parked in front of a Bentley dealership in Beijing February 6, 2013. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A woman uses a public telephone in Beijing February 6, 2013. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Phagpa (R) stands trial at the Intermediate People's Court of the Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province, Feb. 8, 2013. The Intermediate People's Court of Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture on Friday sentenced Phagpa to 13 years in jail for inciting a monk to self-immolate. The court convicted Phagpa, 27, of intentional homicide and inciting secession after an open trial on Friday morning. Phagpa is also deprived of his political rights for two years, according to the court verdict. (Xinhua/Cao Kai)

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Working staff guide vehicles to pass the toll station on the Jinan-Qingdao Expressway, east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 9, 2013. Passenger vehicles with seven seats or fewer will be exempt from highway tolls from the start of Feb. 9 to the end of Feb. 15 in order to expedite traffic and reduce travel costs. (Xinhua/Dong Naide)

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Young ladies of the Miao ethnic group select flowers for the coming Spring Festival in Rongshui County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 8, 2013. The Spring Festival, the most important occasion for the family reunion for the Chinese people, falls on the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Long Tao)

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Visitors look at a return capsule of Shenzhou spacecraft presented on the First Shenyang Aerospace Science Exhibition in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Feb. 7, 2013. Space food, devices, models of Shenzhou spacecraft and China-developped rockets are among the exhibits. (Xinhua/Zhang Wenkui)

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Jeremy Lin & Jared Jeffries of Houston Rockets wears special T-shirt with Chinese characters "the year of snake" to mark the Chinese Lunar New Year in Houston, the United States, on Feb. 8, 2013. (Xinhua/Song Qiong)

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Working staff pose for photo in front of an aircraft model during the First Shenyang Aerospace Science Exhibition in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Feb. 7, 2013. Space food, devices, models of Shenzhou spacecraft and China-developped rockets are among the exhibits. (Xinhua/Pan Enzhan)

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A man carrying his child on the back heads home in the snow at the Jiujiang Railway Station in Jiujiang, east China's Jiangxi Province, Feb. 8, 2013. Chinese people are rushing back home to spend the Spring Festival with family members. (Xinhua/Yan Ping)

Seek
02-09-2013, 12:11 PM
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If i'm not mistaken, i've been buying coffe in that Starbucks. And those "historic" buildings only look historic. They're nothing but a tourist trap. ;)

bd popeye
02-10-2013, 01:49 PM
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BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 09: Fireworks illuminate the skyline to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake and cause severe air pollution on February 9, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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A Chinese man prays for health and fortune on the first day of the Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Millions across China are celebrating the arrival of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Snake, marked with a week-long Spring Festival holiday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong

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Beijing (China), 10/02/2013.- Local residents burn incense and pray for good fortune at the Dongyue Temple fair marking the first day of the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival in Beijing, China 10 February 2013.

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Beijing (China), 10/02/2013.- Performers entertain local crowds at the Dongyue Temple fair marking the first day of the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival in Beijing, China 10 February 2013. China's main annual holiday marks the Year of the Snake according to the traditional twelve year zodiac cycle. EFE/EPA/ADRIAN BRADSHAW

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Beijing (China), 10/02/2013.- A smallholder makes animal figures from blown molten sugar at the Dongyue Temple fair marking the first day of the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival in Beijing, China 10 February 2013. China's main annual holiday marks the Year of the Snake according to the traditional twelve year zodiac cycle. EFE/EPA/ADRIAN BRADSHAW

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Beijing (China), 10/02/2013.- A smallholder makes animal figures from blown molten sugar at the Dongyue Temple fair marking the first day of the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival in Beijing, China 10 February 2013.

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Beijing (China), 10/02/2013.- A Chinese performer portraying the Emperor is seen during a recreation of the Sacrifice to Heaven ritual on the first day of the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China, 10 February 2013.

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Beijing (China), 10/02/2013.- A Chinese performer portraying the Emperor (C) is followed by an imperial entourage dressed in brilliant clothing during a recreation of the Sacrifice to Heaven ritual on the first day of the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China, 10 February 2013.

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By Feng Li | ***** Images
BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 10: A diver performs the dragon dance during the special program for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year at Beijing Aquarium on February 10, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day.

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Beijing (China), 09/02/2013.- Local residents buy fireworks for the Chinese Spring Festival or Lunar New Year in Beijing, China 09 February 2013. Following weeks of hazardous air pollution in many parts of China authorities are urging people to use fewer fireworks this year.

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) visits local residents in Zhouqu County, northwest China's Gansu Province, Feb. 9, 2013. Premier Wen made an inspection tour in Gansu and Shaanxi Province, also in northwest China, on Feb. 8-9. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

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The chronologically sequenced combined photo taken from 22:51 on Feb. 9, 2013 to 00:13 on Feb. 10, 2013 shows the process of smog covering the downtown area of Zhushan County, central China's Hubei Province, as residents around the area set off fireworks around midnight to celebrate the arrival of Chinese Lunar New Year. Setting off fireworks is a tradition in China during the Spring Festival, which result in air pollution in varying degrees. (Xinhua/Zhang Lei)

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A child sits on a man's shoulders as they visit a scenic spot in east China's Shanghai Municipality, Feb. 10, 2013. Shanghai saw a tourist peak on Sunday, the first day of the 2013 Spring Festival holiday. The city is estimated to receive more than three million tourists during the week-long holiday. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

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Tourists swarm the Bund in east China's Shanghai Municipality, Feb. 10, 2013.

bd popeye
02-11-2013, 09:10 AM
http://i.imgur.com/Wr4BBaT.jpg (http://imgur.com/Wr4BBaT)


BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: A vendor dresses as a clown at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake on February 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: Children eat mutton skewer at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake on February 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: A woman and her son eat bean curd at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake on February 11, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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In this Feb. 7, 2013 photo, a Chinese woman sells North Korean souvenirs in Dandong, China, opposite the North Korean town of Sinuiju. China’s patience with North Korea is wearing thin, and a widely-expected nuclear weapons test by the latter could bring that frustration to a head. Beijing signaled its growing unhappiness by agreeing to tightened U.N. sanctions after North Korea launched a rocket in December, eliciting harsh criticism from Pyongyang and comment from China watchers surprised by Beijing’s unusually tough line. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Spectators watch a Chinese New Year evening parade at Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district February 10, 2013. Performers from 14 countries and regions took part in the parade on Sunday to celebrate the first day of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese Zodiac. *******/Bobby Yip

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An elder drinks wine on Losar, the New Year's Day in the Tibetan calendar, at Caina Village of Qushui County in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 11, 2013. People of the Tibetan ethnic group embraced the "Water Snake Losar", the New Year's Day in the Tibetan calendar on Feb. 11. (Xinhua/Chogo)

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People gather to celebrate Losar, the New Year's Day in the Tibetan calendar, at Caina Village of Qushui County in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 11, 2013. (Xinhua/Chogo)

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A couple bring their child and presents to visit the wife's family in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 11, 2013. It is the second day of this year's Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, on Feb. 11, when Chinese married women usually follow a tradition to visit parents with their husbands. (Xinhua/Yang Xiaoyuan)

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Shang Chunxiang shoulders presents to visit her parents with her 63-year-old husband Zhuo Guangjie in Xuan'en County of Enshi City, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 11, 2013. It is the second day of this year's Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, on Feb. 11, when Chinese married women usually follow a tradition to visit parents with their husbands. (Xinhua/Song Wen)

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Zhan Jingbao (2nd L), Chinese consul general in Dubai, attends a celebration marking the Chinese Lunar New Year held at Dubai's iconic seven-star hotel Burj Al-Arab, literally Arabian tower, in Dubai on Feb. 10, 2013. (Xinhua/Ma Xiping)

bd popeye
02-11-2013, 09:38 AM
http://i.imgur.com/CXzS8VD.jpg (http://imgur.com/CXzS8VD)

http://i.imgur.com/jkdPyiI.jpg (http://imgur.com/jkdPyiI)

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A policeman stand guard beside an outsized casting and its cargo trailer falling down a bridge on No. 304 Provincial Highway, the Shuitao Village, Hongsibao District of Wuzhong City, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Feb. 10, 2013. According to local highway authorities, an overloaded truck carrying the outsized casting, with a gross weight of 100 tons, crushed the bridge with design load of only 55 tons when the truck tried to pass over it. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

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Chinese Ambassador to France Kong Quan (R) and Paris' Mayor Bertrand Delanoe attend the celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year in front of the City Hall of Paris, France, Feb. 10, 2013. Chinese overseas in France organized performances here on Sunday as part of the celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

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A dragon dance team performs at a local event celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, in Shangqiu, central China's Henan Province, Feb. 10, 2013.

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A girl (C) looks at a sugar sculpture at a temple fair celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Feb. 10, 2013. Various activities were held all over China on Sunday to celebrate the Spring Festival, marking the start of Chinese lunar Year of the snake. The Spring Festival falls on Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Yang Xinyue)

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A staff member of the Heyuan Garden dressed as the God of Wealth distributes red packets to children at a local event celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, at the Heyuan Garden, Yangzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 10, 2013.

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Dancers perform in a parade held on the Hefang Street to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 10, 2013.

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A family plays at the Shichahai Lake Ice Rink on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 10, 2013. Many people here chose to spend the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year on the ice. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaogen)

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Members of the Chinese American community, tourists and other New Yorkers celebrate the the first day of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Snake, in New York's Chinatown on February 10, 2013 in New York City. Celebrations are being held in Chinese communities around the world. The lighting of firecrackers are believed to ward off evil spirits and to bring the god of wealth into people's lives once New Year's Day arrives. (Photo by Spencer Platt/***** Images)

TroubledBoy
02-11-2013, 12:35 PM
chinese society is such a mystery

lol chinese linux distro "red flag" linux

http://www.operating-system.org/betriebssystem/bsgfx/linux/redflag/redflag4-scr-07.jpg

theres a north korean version too xD

bd popeye
02-12-2013, 09:14 AM
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BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 12: A security officer guards on the top of a ladder during the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth park on February 12, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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By Feng Li | ***** Images
BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 12: A liitle girl takes photo with a Chinese folk artist at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake at the Temple of Earth park on February 12, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day.

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BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: People selling balloons at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake on February 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/***** Images)

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A flower shop staff prepares roses for the sales peak during the upcoming Valentine's Day in Suzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 11, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Jiankang)

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Citizens view artworks at the Shanxi Museum in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 12, 2013. Some citizens spent their Spring Festival holiday by viewing exhibitions in museums. (Xinhua/Zhan Yan)

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Children eat their sugar figurines at a temple fair in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 11, 2013. Temple fair, a Chinese cultural gathering traditionally adjacent to temples, is usually held around the time of the Chinese Lunar New Year. At the fair, activities include worshiping deities, entertainment and shopping. (Xinhua/Li Wenbao)

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Dou Fengling, a folk artist, makes dough figurines of a couple in Liaocheng City, east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 12, 2013. The figurines, as miniatures of couples in love, are popular these days as the Valentine's Day approaches. (Xinhua/Zhang Zhenxiang)

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Hosts in ancient costumes introduce dishes to visitors at a banquet in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 12, 2013. To celebrate the Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, some restaurants in Hangzhou offered free dishes to visitors for taste. (Xinhua/Shi Jianxue)

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A visitor shows a snake-shaped ornament at a temple fair held to celebrate the Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 12, 2013. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaogen)

bd popeye
02-14-2013, 09:33 AM
You can always find great "People" shots at travel centers!

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Passengers queue to have their tickets checked at the Yinchuan Railway Station in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Feb. 14, 2013. Yinchuan Railway Station saw a passenger flow peak on Feb. 14 as the Spring Festival holiday is drawing to a close. (Xinhua/Li Ran)

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Passengers prepare to board the train at the Yinchuan Railway Station in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Feb. 14, 2013. Yinchuan Railway Station saw a passenger flow peak on Feb. 14 as the Spring Festival holiday is drawing to a close. (Xinhua/Li Ran)

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A woman holding a child prepares to board the train at the Yinchuan Railway Station in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Feb. 14, 2013.

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Children wait for the train at the Yinchuan Railway Station in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Feb. 14, 2013.

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A child poses for photos with his family at the Yinchuan Railway Station in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Feb. 14, 2013

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A child waits for the train with her family at the Yinchuan Railway Station in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Feb. 14, 2013.

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Photo taken on Feb. 13, 2013 shows the sunset scene on the sea near Sanya City in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen

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Passengers are seen at a train station in Fuyang of east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 13, 2013. Some people in China started the return trips to their workplaces as the Spring Festival holiday coming to its conclusion. (Xinhua/Guo Chen)

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Ding Junhui of China competes during Round of 32 in 2013 Welsh Snooker Open against Mark King of England at Newport Centre in Newport, south Wales, Britain on Feb. 13, 2013. Ding won 4-0. (Xinhua/Wang Lili)

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People visit the China Science and Technology Museum during the Spring Festival holiday in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 12, 2013. (Xinhua)

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A vendor holding heart-shaped balloons waits for customers in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 14, 2013. Various ornaments were decorated to celebrate the Valentine's day in Changsha. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

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Photo taken on Feb. 14, 2013 shows the accident site of an explosion in Litianshang Village in Zhanjiang City, south China's Guangdong Province. 6 were killed and 20 injured during the explosion which occurred on Feb. 13. Of the dead, three were killed at the scene and three died later at a hospital after emergency treatment failed. An initial investigation found that the explosion was a family dispute-triggered revenge. The suspect, a man surnamed Chen in his 50s, has confessed to the crime that targeted the family of his second divorced wife, an spokesman with the city's public security bureau said. (Xinhua/Wu Lu)

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A woman surnamed Li weeps beside her broken house at the accident site of an explosion in Litianshang Village in Zhanjiang City, south China's Guangdong Province, Feb. 14, 2013.

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Orange growers harvest mandarin oranges at an orchard in Longcheng Village, Rong'an County of Liuzhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 13, 2013. The mandarin oranges in Rong'an County appeared on the market recently, avoiding the peak season of fruits sale. (Xinhua/Tan Kaixing)

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Orange growers pack the newly picked mandarin oranges at an orchard in Longcheng Village, Rong'an County of Liuzhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 13, 2013.

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Youngsters perform Gangnam Style dance in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China, Feb. 10, 2013. People in China are enjoying the week-long holiday of Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year. Numerous travelers has crammed in tourism sites across the country. (Xinhua/Liu Changlong)

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People visit Chenghuangmiao, or Town God Temple, in Shanghai, east China, Feb. 12, 2013. People in China are enjoying the week-long holiday of Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year. Numerous travelers has crammed in tourism sites across the country. (Xinhua/Li Zili)

bd popeye
02-15-2013, 12:18 PM
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Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (R) shakes hands with Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (L) ahead of the fifth China-AU strategic dialogue in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 15, 2013. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

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Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (4th R) and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (4th L) co-chair the fifth China-AU strategic dialogue in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 15, 2013. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 15, 2013 by World Press Photo, the 2nd prize Prize People – Staged Portraits Single by Stefen Chow, Malaysia, for Smithsonian magazine, shows a portrait of Ai Wei Wei, Beijing, China, Feb. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Stefen Chow, Smithsonian magazine)

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Passengers carrying bags arrive at Beijing Railway Station, February 15, 2013. People start to rush back to workplaces all over China when the Spring Festival holiday, or Chinese New Year, comes to an end. According to an official with the Ministry of Railways, railway authorities arranged 358 more passenger trains to handle the estimated 5.2 million daily trips over the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush period starting from January 26, Xinhua News Agency reported. *******/China Daily

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BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 14: A couple dressed in traditional Chinese costumes have wedding portraits made on Valentine's Day February 14, 2013 in Beijing, China. Young Chinese couples have embraced the Western concept of Valentine's Day with hawkers selling roses and chocolates.

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A man stands with a shopping cart at a supermarket in Beijing February 14, 2013. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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One-kg 24K gold bars are displayed at the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society, Hong Kong's major gold and silver exchange, during the first trading day after the Chinese New Year holidays, in Hong Kong February 14, 2013. *******/Bobby Yip

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Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society President Haywood Cheung (C) speaks beside traders as 24K gold and silver bars, products of the city's major gold and silver exchange, are displayed during a ceremony marking the first trading day after the Chinese New Year holidays, in Hong Kong February 14, 2013. *******/Bobby Yip

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A protester arranges candles during a candlelight vigil outside a China Liaison Office in Hong Kong February 13, 2013. Organisers said the vigil marked the 100th anniversary of the 13th Dalai Lama declaring the "Tibetan Proclamation of Independence", and was also held to remember acts of self-immolations carried out by Tibetans since 2009. *******/Tyrone Siu

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A child is choked by joss stick smoke while praying at a temple in Shanghai, China on Monday Feb. 11, 2013, on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Chinese celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese Zodiac. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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A woman carries her child on the back at the square of Guilin Railway Station in Guilin, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 15, 2013. Many children travel with their families during the Spring Festival travel rush. The Spring Festival holiday came to an end on Friday. (Xinhua/He Pingjiang)

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A staff member directs the passengers at Zhengzhou Railway Station in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, Feb. 15, 2013. China's railways will be tested Friday, when passenger flows peak at the end of the Spring Festival holiday. Some 7.41 million trips will be made on the country's railways with travelers returning to work as the week-long Lunar New Year celebration draws to a close, the Ministry of Railways said. (Xinhua/Zhao Peng)

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Passengers wait at Yichang Railway Station in Yichang, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 15, 2013. China's traffic on Friday saw passenger flows peak at the end of the Spring Festival holiday, for travelers returning to work as the week-long Lunar New Year celebration draws to a close. (Xinhua/Wang Huifu)

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Firefighters try to put out a fire at Xiqing District of north China's Tianjin Municipality, Feb. 15, 2013. An enterprise here caught fire on Friday. The cause and losses of the accident were not known immediately. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)

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Performers dance in water at Qingdao Underwater World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 15, 2013. During the Spring Festival holidays, an underwater performance telling the story of a mermaid and a prince attracted many visitors in Qingdao. Visual, audio and electronical technologies were applied to the performance. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

bd popeye
02-18-2013, 09:35 AM
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General Secretary of Communist Party of China Central Committee, Xi Jinping talks with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of African Union Commission in Beijing, February 17, 2013. Picture taken February 17, 2013. *******/China Daily

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Portraits of China's President Hu Jintao (L) and Premier Wen Jiabao are displayed on a tricycle at a demolished residential site where new skyscrapers will be built in Beijing February 18, 2013. China's government has spent more than two years implementing policies to rein in speculative real estate activity that has seen prices pushed far beyond the reach of many middle class citizens, fueling social discontent. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A man walks past a demolished residential site where new skyscrapers will be built in Beijing February 18, 2013. China's government has spent more than two years implementing policies to rein in speculative real estate activity that has seen prices pushed far beyond the reach of many middle class citizens, fueling social discontent. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A man carries his bag up the staircase at the Beijing railway subway station in Beijing February 18, 2013. People start to rush back to workplaces all over China after the week-long Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, holiday comes to an end. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A passenger takes a nap inside a subway train in Beijing February 18, 2013. A new subway line will begin construction next month in the capital to help ease traffic, according to local media. The new line will link the Yongfeng high-tech industrial base in the north to Lugouqiao town in the south and will pass through downtown Beijing. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Hong Kong Disneyland Managing Director Andrew Kam (C) attends a news conference in Hong Kong February 18, 2013. Hong Kong Disneyland on Monday reported a net profit of HK$109 million (13.97 million) for the financial year that ended on September 29, 2012, the first annual profit since the resort opened in September 2005. *******/Bobby Yip

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Visitors pose for photos at Hong Kong Disneyland February 18, 2013.

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Young visitors join a dance during a parade at Hong Kong Disneyland February 18, 2013

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Chinese students perform at the American International Arts Festival held in San Francisco, the United States, Feb. 17, 2013. Chinese students from three Beijing primary and middle schools took part in the two-day arts festival that began on Feb. 16 in San Francisco. (Xinhua/Liu Yilin)

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Students are seen at Shungeng International Exhibition Center as they waiting to sign up for the Major of Arts Admissions Test (MAAT) in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 18, 2013. The 2013 MAAT for colleges in Shandong is scheduled to start here on Feb. 20, 2013. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)

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From the day before Spring Festival until now, there has been a group of wild elephants staging their activities around five villages deep in southwest China's province. The five villages are Man'mewo, Man'sahao, Po'jiao, Si'mao, and Man'heke; all situated near Yunnan Jinghong Mansa town close to China's southwestern border. Local police receive calls from villagers almost every day now. [Photo/CFP]

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DaoYongping, the on-call director of the local police station, points out where the wild elephant gave birth. It's eight acres of dry land, only separated by a three-meter-wide road from one villager's residence. [Photo/CFP]

bd popeye
02-19-2013, 09:08 AM
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The building housing “Unit 61398” of the People’s Liberation Army is seen in the outskirts of Shanghai, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2013. Cyberattacks that stole information from 141 targets in the U.S. and other countries have been traced to the Chinese military unit in the building, a U.S. security firm alleged Tuesday. According to the report by the Virginia-based Mandiant Corp., it has traced the massive amount of hacking back to the 12-story office building run by “Unit 61398”, and that the attacks targeted key industries including military contractors and companies that control energy grids. China dismissed the report as "groundless."(AP Photo)

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The site of a landslide is seen in Longchang Township in the city of Kaili, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 18, 2013. Initial investigation has found that five people, including two children, were buried after a landslide hit southwest China's Guizhou Province on Monday morning. The landslide happened around 11 a.m. in Longchang Township, burying six work sheds. (Xinhua/Xu Peiliang)

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Rescuers prepare to search for survivors of a landslide accident in Longchang Township in the city of Kaili, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 18, 2013.

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Rescuers dig a drain around a tent at Yudong Village of Longchang Township in Kaili, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 18, 2013. Five people, including two children, were buried after a landslide hit the village around 11 a.m. Monday. Relief work was hampered as sporadic slides continued. (Xinhua/Tao Liang)

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Villagers sit in a tent at Yudong Village of Longchang Township in Kaili, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 18, 2013. Five people, including two children, were buried after a landslide hit the village around 11 a.m. Monday. Relief work was hampered as sporadic slides continued. (Xinhua/Tao Liang)

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Rescuers wait at a coal mine in Madixiang Community of Yangquan, north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 19, 2013.

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Rescuers lay the suction pipe at a coal mine in Madixiang Community of Yangquan, north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 19, 2013. Six people have been trapped underground since a coal mine in Yangquan City was flooded at about 4 a.m. Tuesday, when 12 people were conducting illegal mining operations, the local government said.(Xinhua/Fan Minda)

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A man cleans the snow on his car in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 19, 2013. Snowstorm hit multiple places in Anhui Tuesday morning, disturbing the local traffic. (Xinhua/Du Yu)

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A women walks with her electric bicycle on a snow covered street in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 19, 2013.

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A staff member cleans the snow at an entrance of an intercity express way in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 19, 2013. Snowstorm hit multiple places in Anhui Tuesday morning, disturbing the local traffic. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

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Taiwan's new Premier Jiang Yih-Huah gives a speech after receiving the official seal from outgoing Premier Sean Chen in Taipei February 18, 2013. *******/Pichi Chuang

bd popeye
02-20-2013, 11:45 AM
If Equation ever does get married his wife better look like a movie star!!

Chinese new-generation actresses to blossom in 2013 (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-02/20/c_132180078.htm)

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Wu Bangguo (R), chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, arrives in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), south China, Feb. 20, 2013. Wu will attend the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of Macao's Basic Law. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

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A man holds Kweichow Moutai Liquor and Wuliangye Liquor at a supermarket in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2013. Two Chinese liquor makers, Kweichow Moutai Co. Ltd and Wuliangye Yibin Co. Ltd, have been fined 449 million yuan, equivalent to 1 percent of all sales of the two companies throughout 2012, for their involvement in price monopoly activity. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

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Why do they have those costumes on to pick tea leaves? They don't look like "farmers" to me. Their skin is very fair.

Farmers pick tea leaves in a tea plantation in Zhaoping County of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 20, 2013. Tea processing is one of the pillar industries in Zhaoping with an annual output of 7,000 tons. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)

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Villagers cover plastic films on newly-planted vegetable seedlings in Jiangping Village of Siyang Township in Shangsi County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 19, 2013. Villagers here fight against the drought through planting in greenhouses and using plastic films. (Xinhua/Liang Fuying)

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Special policemen are undergoing training in chilling weather in China's Urumqi Municipality.

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An artist works on a craftwork at a temple fair in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 20, 2013. During the time between the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival, many activities of intangible cultural heritages at the temple fair in Taiyuan attracted many visitors.(Xinhua/Wang Feihang)

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Folk artists perform at a temple fair in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 20, 2013. During the time between the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival, many activities of intangible cultural heritages at the temple fair in Taiyuan attracted many visitors.(Xinhua/Wang Feihang)

bd popeye
02-21-2013, 12:16 PM
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BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 19: A general view of the skyline of central business district on February 19, 2013 in Beijing,

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Bao Tong, former member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, smokes at home during an interview in Beijing, February 20, 2013. The recent lack of information regarding investigations on disgraced former senior Chinese leader Bo Xilai's case -- Bo has not been seen in public since last March -- seriously harms the government's credibility in the eyes of the Chinese people, said Bao Tong, the most senior Chinese official jailed over the 1989 Tiananmen protests. Picture taken February 20, 2013.

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Paramilitary policemen patrol around the headquarters of China's central bank in Beijing February 20, 2013. China's central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, is set to keep his job next month despite reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65, sources said, in a bid by Beijing's new leaders to maintain the momentum of financial reform. Two sources with ties to China's Communist Party leadership and two senior financial industry sources said that, barring last-minute changes, Zhou, would be made a vice chairman of parliament's top advisory body to give him "national-level leader" rank that would exempt him from compulsory retirement. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Shinsuke Sugiyama (C), senior Japanese diplomat, arrives for meeting with Chinese officials in Beijing February 19, 2013. *******/China Daily

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A property sales agent (R) approaches a passer-by outside the showroom of a residential development in Hong Kong January 27, 2013. Just three months after Hong Kong rolled out a tough new round of property cooling measures, home prices have again climbed to record highs with demand unusually strong for new flats over the normally quiet annual Lunar New Year holiday break. Picture taken January 27, 2013. *******/Bobby Yip

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Buyers and property sales agents wait to make deals to buy hotel rooms of Apex Horizon Hotel as individual units from Cheung Kong Holdings, owned by tycoon Li Ka-shing, in Hong Kong February 19, 2013. Just three months after Hong Kong rolled out a tough new round of property cooling measures, home prices have again climbed to record highs with demand unusually strong for new flats over the normally quiet annual Lunar New Year holiday break. Picture taken February 19, 2013. *******/Bobby Yip

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A general view of old residential flats, which contain sub-divided units, at Sham Shui Po, one of the oldest districts in Hong Kong February 4, 2013. With more than 200,000 people currently on waiting lists for subsidised public housing, droves have downsized or moved into factory buildings, sub-divided "slaughtered" flats that can accommodate multiple families, or moved into "cage homes", wire-mesh hutches stacked on top of each other in crowded rooms. Picture taken February 4, 2013. *******/Bobby Yip

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Michelle Wong, a single mother, plays with her two-year-old daughter in the bedroom of an 80 square-foot (8 square metre) sub-divided flat, which she rents for HK$3,000 ($387) per month at Sham Shui Po, one of the oldest districts in Hong Kong, February 4, 2013.

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Police dog Dongdong sniffs passengers' baggage at Chengdu Railway Station in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 20, 2013. It is the first time for the 4-year-old female Labrador to be on duty during the Chinese New Year holidays here and she was responsible for sniffing out explosive devices and materials. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

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People visit during the media preview of "China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy", at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the United States, Feb. 21, 2013. The exhibition featuring more than 120 artifacts including ten life-size terracotta warriors and horses from China's Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.) will open to the public here from Feb. 22 to May 27. (Xinhua/Liu Yilin)

bd popeye
02-21-2013, 12:19 PM
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bd popeye
02-22-2013, 10:30 AM
23rd Int'l Cosmetics Exhibition kicks off in Taipei (SCARY!!) (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-02/22/c_132186235.htm)

Swimsuit photos of Wang Xiwei- China.org.cn (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2013-02/22/content_28033223.htm)

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A staff member of Heyuan Railway Station announces the latest train information through a speaker at Heyuan Railway Station in Heyuan City, south China's Guangdong Province, Feb. 22, 2013. A 4.8-magnitude quake jolted Heyuan City in Guangdong Province at 11:34 a.m. Friday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. The epicenter, with a depth of 11 km, was monitored at 23.9 degrees north latitude and 114.5 degrees east longitude, the center said. Affected by the earthquake, most trains here were delayed and many passengers were detained at the railway station. (Xinhua/Tan Xingfu)

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A boy waits with his relative at the railway station in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 22, 2013. As the number of travellers rises before the Lantern Festival, many children went back with their parents back to the workplaces. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

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A child waits at the railway station in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 22, 2013.

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Passengers carry their children on the back as the wait at the railway station in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 22, 2013.

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A girl waits with his relative at the railway station in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 22, 2013. As the number of travellers rises before the Lantern Festival, many children went back with their parents back to the workplaces. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin

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Job applicants take part in a job fair in Changfeng of east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 22, 2013. More than 36 companies participated in the job fair here on Friday with over 3,000 employment positions. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

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Defendants stand trial over kidney trafficking at the People's Court of Jianggan District in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 21, 2013. Nine people, all under the age of 30, stood trial on Feb. 21 for kidney trafficking here. They recruited people who were willing to sell their kidneys and the kidney trafficking ring had recruited 38 people, 11 of whom sold their kidneys before the case was cracked by the Hangzhou police in May 2012. Traffickers could earn between 20,000 and 30,000 yuan (4,805 U.S. dollars) for each kidney. The nine should be prosecuted for the crime of organizing human organ trafficking, according to the procuratorate. The court will sentence the nine at a later date. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

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Foreigners learn how to make a ball with rice glue during a Shanghai community activity three days ahead of Lantern Festival which is on Feb 24 this year. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Examinees stand in que at the Beijing Film Academy (BFA) in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 21, 2013. BFA is one of China's leading bases of movie education, where many movie celebrities like director Zhang Yimou and numerous actors graduated. With the dreams to become future movie stars, thousands of young people cram to BFA for the enrollment exam every year. [Xinhua]

bd popeye
02-23-2013, 02:33 PM
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Property sales agents chat at their office in Hong Kong February 22, 2013. Hong Kong will impose new measures, including raising buyers' stamp duties, to cool its overheated property sector, which has some of the world's most expensive apartments, officials said on Friday. *******/Bobby Yip

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People walk in front of residential towers in Hong Kong February 22, 2013.

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In this Feb. 21, 2013 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, the ambassador of the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival Mariam Yeung attends a press conference in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong International Film Festival will start on March 17. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Jin Yi)

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By Ashley Pon | ***** Images
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - FEBRUARY 20: Members of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan & Ensemble Rustavi of Georgiaperform 'Songs of the Wanderers' take part in a rehearsal as part of the Taiwan International Festival of the Arts at the National Theatre on February 20, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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The chairman of a local glasses store in Hangzhou, has offered 200,000 yuan ($32,000) to the head of the local environmental protection bureau to swim in this filthy river for 20 minutes. There is no news of a response, but the local environmental protection bureau has already taken measures to sort out the waste, which they said were domestic garbage, not industrial waste. Workers clean a polluted river in Rui'an city, East China's Zhejiang province, Feb 18, 2013. [Photo by Zheng Tao/Asianewsphoto]

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Photos taken on Feb. 23, 2013 shows a fire-stricken residential building in Muxi Village of Zeguo Town, Wenling, east China's Zhejiang Province. A fire that broke out here early Saturday morning has killed eight people before it was put out an hour later. Wenling's fire department said the fire occurred at 2:59 a.m. (1859 GMT) and burnt three residential houses in Zeguo Town. An investigation is underway. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

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A college graduate (C) and his parents read employment information at a job fair in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 23, 2013. About 25,000 job opportunities were offered at the job fair. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

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A farmer works in the fields at Shuidong Village in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 23, 2013. Farmers in Guangxi now are busy with spring plowing. (Xinhua/Long Linzhi)

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A farmer works in the fields at Sanhe Village of Baise City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 23, 2013. Farmers in Guangxi now are busy with spring plowing. (Xinhua/Wei Wanzhong)

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Students return to a primary school in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, reads in class on Thursday, the first day of the new semester for around 800,000 students in the city's kindergartens, primary and secondary schools. The starting day, scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed due to a sudden snowfall that blanketed the province late on Monday night. [Photo/Xinhua]

bd popeye
02-25-2013, 11:59 AM
Screenshot..

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bd popeye
02-25-2013, 12:12 PM
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Ang Lee holds his award for Best Director for "Life of Pi" at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California February 25, 2013. *******/Danny Moloshok

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Runners wearing costumes run on the Eastern Corridor expressway during a 10-kilometer race as part of the Hong Kong Marathon early February 24, 2013. A total of 72,000 people participated in 10-kilometer, half marathon and marathon races on Sunday. *******/Bobby Yip

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A runner receives medical treatment on the Eastern Corridor expressway during a 10-kilometer race as part of the Hong Kong Marathon early February 24, 2013. A total of 72,000 people participated in 10-kilometer, half marathon and marathon races on Sunday. *******/Bobby Yip

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British Indian marathon runner Fauja Singh, 101 years-old, runs in the 10-km race of the Hong Kong marathon February 24, 2013. Singh will officially retire from public races after Hong Kong marathon. *******/Tyrone Siu

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People watch a fire show in Huayin, Shaanxi province, on Feb 23, one day before the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the first lunar month which falls on Feb 24 this year. [Photo/Xinhua]

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A man wears a gas mask as he takes part in a running event promoting an environmentally friendly lifestyle at the Olympic Forest Park in Beijing on Sunday. WEI XIAOHAO / CHINA DAILY
***** down to your underwear in -2 C, run a lap in the freezing cold and your worries will be gone.

At least, that's the promise of the annual 3.5 km Undie Run, which was held in Beijing's Olympic Forest Park on Sunday with 300 participants.

There were no referees or trophies, no starting gun or finishing line. But there were a lot of laughs and bonding even before the group warm up started. The runners started circling the park at 9:40 am.

Wang Yibin, organizer of the event, said the run is a wake-up call to those who had too much to eat over Spring Festival. "It's time to confront your own body," Wang said.

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Firemen work at the scene of a chemical plant blast in Baiyun District of Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 25, 2013. At least five people were injured in a chemical plant explosion in Guiyang on Monday morning. Part of the plant, which belongs to Bestchem, a local chemical company, was still burning by noon. Firefighters have been deployed to the blast scene while local environmental authorities are keeping an eye on the air quality. (Xinhua/Liu Xu)

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People who receive help from a salvation management station have supper in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 24, 2013. On the day of the Lantern Festival, staff members at Hangzhou Salvation Management Station prepared clothes and food for those who are in need. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao)

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Li Puqiong (L), a staff member of Hangzhou Salvation Management Station, helps a man to get registered in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 24, 2013.

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Photo taken on Feb. 24, 2013 shows the aerial view of the approach of the Nanpu Bridge in Shanghai, east China. (Xinhua/Fan Jun)

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Photo taken on Feb. 24, 2013 shows the aerial view of the illuminated buildings along the banks of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, east China. (Xinhua/Fan Jun)

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Pupils of the RDFZ Chaoyang School attend the school opening ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 25, 2013. Students of primary and middle schools in Beijing ushered in a new semester on Monday. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

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People participate in a celebrational "tsampa fight" in Shigatse of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 25, 2013. A "tsampa fight", in which participants cast tsampa (roasted barley flour) at each others to pray for good harvest, was held here on the 15th day of January in the Tibetan calendar, marking the end of the Tibetan new year celebration. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

bd popeye
02-27-2013, 10:14 AM
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First responders rescue people trapped in vehicles at the spot of accident on Jinggangao express way in Luohe City, central China's Henan Province, Feb. 27, 2013. Three people died and more than ten were injured after the pileup accident arround 7:35 am. (Xinhua/Li Shubao)

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Photo taken on Feb. 27, 2013 shows a dormitory building of the Qinji Elementary School, where a stampede accident took place, in Xueji County of Xiangyang, central China's Hubei Province. Four students were killed in a stampede accident here on Wednesday morning. Relevant departments of Xiangyang have rushed to the scene to carry out rescue efforts, and the injured have been sent to hospital for treatment. The cause of the accident is under investigation. (Xinhua)

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Zhang Jiali, who was injured in a stampede accident that took place at the Qinji Elementary School, receives medical treatment in a hospital in Laohekou City of Xiangyang, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 27, 2013. (Xinhua)

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Photo taken on Feb. 21, 2013 shows construction workers working in the completing Shangyu railway station of the Hangzhou-Ningbo high-speed railway in Shangyu, east China's Zhejiang Province. Designed at a top speed of 350km/h, the 150-kilometer Hangzhou-Ningbo high-speed railway linking Hangzhou and Ningbo, two hub cities in Zhejiang, will reduce the travel time to 36 minitues when it is put into operation in July 2013, as expected. (Xinhua/Tan Jin)

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Photo taken on Feb. 25, 2013 shows the completing Hangzhou-Ningbo high-speed railway in Shangyu, east China's Zhejiang Province.

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Honorary Chairman of the Kuomintang Lien Chan and his wife Lien Fangyu visit a space center in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 27, 2013. Lien Chan visited a Beijing-based space center on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

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Migrant workers train to Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China's Gansu Province, Feb. 26, 2013. Many migrant workers started their journey to work away home after the Chinese Spring Festival holidays. (Xinhua/Nie Jianjiang)

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27.02.2013..Beijing...Beijing Film Academy has released the list of re-examination(The first "cut" in American English") of this year on February 26, 2013. (Xinhua Photo)

bd popeye
02-27-2013, 10:39 AM
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Property sales agents attend the roadshow of a residential property development by major developer Sun Hung Kai Properties in Hong Kong February 27, 2013. Hong Kong government last week announced a new round of property moves including higher stamp duties and home loan curbs to ease some of the world's most expensive home prices. Asian economies are battling against rising inflation partly caused by hot money flows from loose monetary policies at home and abroad, with governments raising stamp duties and tightening lending in response to the threat of a property bubble. *******/Bobby Yip

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A protester dressed as the Chinese God of Fortune demonstrates, along with other protesters, to demand that the retirement scheme are protected outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong February 27, 2013 before Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John Tsang gives his annual budget report. The sign on left reads: "I support Universal Retirement Protection Scheme" *******/Tyrone Siu

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Pro-democracy lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung throws a cloud-shape cushion at Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John Tsang to demand for a universal retirement protection scheme during the annual budget report at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong February 27, 2013. The sign reads "No more nonsense. Setup universal retirement protection scheme now." *******/Tyrone Siu (

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HONG KONG - FEBRUARY 26: Singers Charlene Choi (R) and Gillian Chung of Twins attend the 2013 IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Awards at Star Hall on February 26, 2013 in Hong Kong.

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HONG KONG - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Joey Yung attends the 2013 IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Awards at Star Hall on February 26, 2013 in Hong Kong.

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HONG KONG - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Charlene Choi attends the 2013 IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Awards at Star Hall on February 26, 2013 in Hong Kong.

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HONG KONG - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Sammi Yip Wai Ting attends the 2013 IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Awards at Star Hall on February 26, 2013 in Hong Kong.

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By MARK RALSTON | AFP | ***** Images
This photo taken on February 26, 2013 shows a Chinese cook working in a restaurant behind a sign that says 'This shop does not receive the Japanese, The Philippines, The Vietnamese and Dog' at the historic tourist district of Houhai in Beijing. A sign at a Beijing restaurant barring citizens of nations involved in maritime disputes with China -- along with dogs -- has triggered a wave of online outrage among Vietnamese and Filipinos. The Beijing Snacks restaurant near the Forbidden City, a popular tourist spot, has posted a sign on its door reading 'This shop does not receive the Japanese, the Philippines, the Vietnamese and dog(s).'Photographs of the controversial sign have gone viral in Vietnamese-language forums and featured heavily in Philippine newspapers and websites on February 27. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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A man drives a toy car with his granddaughter on a street in central Shanghai, February 27, 2013. *******/Aly Song

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By PETER PARKS | AFP | ***** Images
Chinese people sample wine at the VINISUD, the world's leading Mediterranean wines fair being held in Shanghai on February 27, 2013. With average consumption of just one litre per person per year, China may not have an age-old wine tradition, but it is catching up fast and is expected to become the world's sixth largest wine consumer by 2014. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

bd popeye
03-01-2013, 12:44 PM
Members of 12th CPPCC National Committee arrive in Beijing (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-03/01/c_132201018.htm)

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 01: A general view of China's national emblem on the top of Tiananmen Gate on March 1, 2013 in Beijing, China. The reshuffle will be completed at the first annual session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), which is scheduled to begin on March 5, and the first annual session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), which will commence on March 3. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Myanmar drug lord Naw Kham, center, and three of his accomplices, unseen, are taken to the execution chambers where they will receive lethal injection in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Friday, March 1, 2013. China executed Naw Kham and the three accomplices Friday for the killing of 13 Chinese sailors in an attack on the Mekong River that spotlighted drug smuggling and extortion rackets along the vital waterway and led to a major expansion of Chinese police powers in a region that is coming under increasing domination by Beijing. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Wang Shen)

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Myanmar drug lord Naw Kham, left, sits in a police van before being taken execution chambers in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Friday, March 1, 2013.

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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman (C) is seen surrounded by journalists as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport after his visit to Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Beijing, March 1, 2013. *******/China Daily

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 01: The giant portrait of the late chairman Mao Zedong reflects on the glass door of a bus in front of the Tiananmen Gate on March 1, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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A man and his child sit in front of a large poster of the China Ethnic Museum, which houses 20,000 cultural relics relating to China's 56 ethnic groups, in Beijing, March 1, 2013.

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Women hold their babies in a subway train in Beijing, March 1, 2013. China's one-child policy, implemented since 1980 alongside reforms that have led to rapid economic expansion, is increasingly being seen as an impediment to growth and the harbinger of social problems. China's labor force, at about 930 million, will start declining in 2025 at a rate of about 10 million a year, projections show. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Residents of the Beijing First Social Welfare Institution-affiliated nursing home uses the Internet during their recreational time in the facility in Beijing March 1, 2013. The nursing home is one of the prestigious care centre for the elderly in China and accommodates about 1,000 seniors. China's elderly population will hit 360 million by 2030, from about 200 million in 2013. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Residents of the Beijing First Social Welfare Institution-affiliated nursing home, play billiard during their recreational time in the facility in Beijing March 1, 2013.

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 01: Chinese paramilitary police stand guard at the Tiananmen Square on March 1, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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A woman wearing a face mask drives a car in Beijing February 19, 2013. China's drive to fuel more vehicles with cleaner-burning natural gas could reduce oil demand by nearly a tenth - equivalent to Turkey's total oil consumption - and may help ease its cities' toxic smog problem, too. Picture taken February 19, 2013. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Working staff arrange an exhibition area during the 2013 Beijing Wedding Expo in Beijing, capital of China, March 1, 2013. The three-day event kicked off on Friday. (Xinhua/Wang Jingsheng)

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By PHILIPPE LOPEZ | AFP | ***** Images
People proceed to immigration check at a border crossing point with mainland China in Hong Kong on March 1, 2013. Hong Kong put in place regulations barring people from leaving the city with large quantities of baby formula following chronic shortages created by surging demand in the mainland. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

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Cleaners clear snow in Chaoyang district of Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin province, on March 1, 2013. Heavy snow continues in Changchun, and the city has launched a blizzard contingency plan to deal with the snow. More than 10,000 cleaners and 1,000 snow blowers cleared snow to ensure traffic safety. [Photo/Xinhua]

bd popeye
03-02-2013, 01:49 PM
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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 02: Chinese paramilitary policemen perform a flag lowering ceremony at Tiananmen on March 2, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 02: A paramilitary police officer collects the Chinese national flag during the flag-lowering ceremony in front of a giant portrait of the late chairman Mao Zedong at Beijing's Tiananmen Square on March 2, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 02: Journalists have to stay outside the crowded press conference room for the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People on March 2, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 02: Chinese basketball player Yao Ming arrives the Great Hall of the People to attend the preparatory meeting of the first annual session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on March 2, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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By Lintao Zhang | ***** Images News
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 02: Yao Ming, Former NBA basketball star and a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), walks outside the Great Hall of the People after the pre-opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on March 2, 2013 in Beijing, China. The reshuffle will be completed at the first annual session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), which is scheduled to begin on March 5, and the first annual session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), which will commence on March 3.

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Chinese police march towards Tiananmen Square during the Chinese People?s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People before the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing on March 1, 2013. On March 5, 2013 China will convene a key legislative session, with new Communist Party chief Xi Jingping set to become president during the two-week meeting. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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Designer Guo Pei (L) introduces a Chinese-style wedding dress at her store in No. 22 Waitan in Shanghai, east China, March 2, 2013. A wedding dress show was held by Guo Pei, the owner of the flagship store "Chinese Bride" and also a prominent designer who has created ceremonial dresses for both the CCTV Spring Festival Gala and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. (Xinhua/Zhang Ming)

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Job seekers seek employment information at a job fair in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, March 2, 2013. More than 20,000 job opportunities were offered at the job fair. (Xinhua/Wang Xin)

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Liang Lina, a 28-year-old branch secretary for the Communist Party of China of Luhe village, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, works in the field, Feb 25, 2013. Liang is also a deputy to the 12th National People's Congress of 2013. A postgraduate from Guangxi Normal University, she gave up her job in the city and returned to her hometown in 2011. Liang said her dream was to make the village richer and has prepared a motion about environmental management and domestic waste disposal in the rural area. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Liang Lina gathers the opinions of villagers before she takes part in the National People Congress in March, Feb 25, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

bd popeye
03-03-2013, 03:28 PM
No time to post photos today.. here's some links with photos..Enjoy!!!

Members attend 1st session of 12th CPPCC National Committee (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-03/03/c_132205018.htm)

Staff members at 1st session of 12th CPPCC National Committee (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-03/03/c_132204998.htm)

National Ear-Care Day observed in China (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-03/03/c_132204689.htm)

5th Shanghai Pet Fair held in east China

(http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-03/02/c_132203314.htm)Performance Institute of BFA releases result of 3rd round entrance exam (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-03/02/c_132203392.htm)
(http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-03/02/c_132203314.htm)
Xu Jinglei poses for PSYCHOLOGIES magazine (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-03/03/c_132204027.htm)

"Temperature of a Single Man" to debut in China's Taiwan (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-03/03/c_132204814.htm)

bd popeye
03-04-2013, 09:00 AM
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Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan and a delegate, try to make his way after the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 3, 2013. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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By ChinaFotoPress
HONG KONG - MARCH 03: Actress/model Angelababay attends the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers spring banquet at Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre on March 3, 2013 in Hong Kong

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Damage is seen at the accident site after an explosion hit an underground passage in front of a shopping mall in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, March 4, 2013.

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Firefighters work at the accident site after an explosion hit an underground passage in front of a shopping mall in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, March 4, 2013. It was not immediately known if there are any casualties. The shock wave of the blast at about 9 a.m. on Monday could be felt one kilometer away, local residents said. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)

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A helicopter flies to the trapped ships (Boats) in the Songhuajiang River, northeast China's Jilin Province, March 4, 2013. Nine people were evacuated to safety by a helicopter after three ferries carrying nine passengers were stranded for more than 28 hours in the Songhua River on Monday. (Xinhua)

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Rescued people are sent to ambulances near the Songhuajiang River, northeast China's Jilin Province, March 4, 2013. Nine people were evacuated to safety by a helicopter after three ferries carrying nine passengers were stranded for more than 28 hours in the Songhua River on Monday. (Xinhua)

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Photo taken on March 3, 2013 shows collapsed houses after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake in Eryuan County of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. The number of people confirmed injured by a 5.5-magnitude earthquake that hit southwest China's Yunnan Province on Sunday afternoon has risen to 30, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

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Rescuers carry bedquilts as they are going to distribute them to earthquake-affected residents after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake in Eryuan County of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, on March 3, 2013.

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Local resident Yang Yuying carries her children as she walks past a piece of collapsed wall after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake in Eryuan County of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, on March 3, 2013.

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Children play near the relief tents at Qiandian Village of Liantie Township in Eryuan County of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 4, 2013.

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A Family stays in a relief tent at Qiandian Village of Liantie Township in Eryuan County of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 4, 2013.

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People chat in front of a relief tent at Qiandian Village of Liantie Township in Eryuan County of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 4, 2013.

bd popeye
03-05-2013, 11:44 AM
Mixed-blood model shoots photos in China NSFW!! (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2013-03/04/content_28120594.htm)

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U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, center, is mobbed by journalists as he attends the opening session of the annual National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The United States and China have reached an agreement on a new draft sanctions resolution to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, U.N. diplomats said late Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Former NBA player Yao Ming, who is a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), is surrounded by members of the media as he leaves after a discussion session in Beijing, March 4, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]

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Two female journalist work at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2013. The first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) opened at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

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A citizen donates blood in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, March 5, 2013, as an effort to learn from Lei Feng, a young Chinese soldier in the 1960s, who is known for devoting almost all of his spare time and money to selflessly helping the needy. Lei died after being hit by a falling pole while helping a fellow soldier direct a truck on Aug. 15, 1962. A year later, late Chinese leader Chairman Mao Zedong called on the nation to follow Lei's example, and March 5 of every year is designated as "Lei Feng Day." (Xinhua/Fan Minda)

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An old woman receives the service of free haircut at a community in Hangzhou City, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 5, 2013. Various activities were held across the country to learn from Lei Feng, a young Chinese soldier in the 1960s who is known for devoting almost all of his spare time and money to selflessly help the needy.

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A volunteer (R) offers free haircut service for a local resident in Tangshan City, north China's Hebei Province, March 5, 2013. Various activities were held across the country Tuesday to mark the Lei Feng Day.

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A man donates blood to mark the Lei Feng Day in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, March 5, 2013. Lei Feng, a young Chinese soldier in the 1960s, is known for devoting his spare time and money to helping the needy.

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Paris France...03.05.2013...Pretty Zhang Yuqi shows up at Paris Fashion Show

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Yasin Tursun (bottom), a deputy to the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), who is also a collage-graduate village official of Gulbag Township in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, browses information on the internet with other deputies at a hotel in Beijing, capital of China, March 3, 2013. The first session of the 12th NPC is scheduled to begin on March 5. [Xinhua]

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A stamp collector from Jiangsu province shows stamps that mark the 50th anniversary of late Chairman Mao Zedong's call of "learning from Lei Feng," the country's most famous Good Samaritan, March 5, 2013.[Photo/Xinhua]

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Journalists use laptops and cameras during the pre-session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 4, 2013. [Photo/CFP]

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Zhao Benshan, a veteran comedian, attends a session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, March 4, 2013. [Photo/CFP]

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A Chinese firefighter rides a motorcycle on Tiananmen Square on the second day of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, March 4, 2013. [Photo/CFP

bd popeye
03-06-2013, 08:38 AM
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A man sits on a street in Shanghai March 6, 2013. China's planned urbanisation drive will be main engine of growth for domestic economic activity in the years ahead, giving the government scope to boost domestic demand and infrastructure investment, a senior planning official said on Wednesday. *******/Aly Song

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A woman and her granddaughter rest in an area where old residential buildings are being demolished to make way for new skyscrapers in Shanghai March 6, 2013. *******/Aly Song

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People walk in an area where old residential buildings are being demolished to make room for new skyscrapers in Shanghai March 6, 2013. *******/Aly Song

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By PETER PARKS | AFP | ***** Images
A man pushes a trolly whilst his family relaxes in a poor neighborhood of Shanghai on March 6, 2013.

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A resident wearing pyjamas waits in line at a real estate trading center in Shanghai, March 5, 2013. China's plans to curb property speculation are likely to be more bark than bite, and markets have over-reacted because of the uncertainty over how local governments will implement measures including a 20 percent capital gains tax on house sales. Nervous homeowners have rushed to finalise sales, hoping to cash in on apartments before the rules take hold, and there were angry comments on microblogs, illustrating the level of sensitivity to any attempts to cool prices in a country where so many people have much of their wealth tied up in property. Picture taken March 5, 2013. *******/Stringer

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A police officer stops residents from rushing into a real estate trading center in Shanghai, March 5, 2013. Picture taken March 5, 2013. *******/Stringer

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Employees work on specimens of pandas for Shanghai Nature museum at a specimen centre in Shanghai February 27, 2013. The centre, which started production in 2007, takes about three months to complete a panda specimen and has made some 500 specimens to date. Picture taken February 27, 2013. *******/China Daily

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Canon inc. advertisements are displayed inside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. China maintained its economic-growth target at 7.5 percent for 2013 while setting a lower inflation goal of 3.5 percent, setting up a challenge for new leaders to keep prices in check without harming expansion. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via ***** Images

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Cao Shuang, an airborne security guard of China South Air, trains at the airline's base in Sanya, southernmost China's island province of Hainan, March 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Xu Qintao)

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Cao Shuang, an airborne security guard of China South Air, inspects a passenger's bag at the Phoenix International Airport in Sanya, southernmost China's island province of Hainan, March 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Xu Qintao)

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Local residents gather to mourn for the baby who was strangled to death by a car stealer in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, March 5, 2013. Zhou Xijun, 48, native of the Gongzhuling City of Jilin, stole a gray Toyota RAV4 SUV on March 4 in Changchun. Zhou drove the jeep on the highway and found a baby on the backseat. He parked the Jeep on the roadside and then strangled the baby. (Xinhua/Lin Hong)

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The Donglin Buddha statue is seen at the Donglin Temple in Xingzi County of Jiujiang City, east China's Jiangxi Province, March 6, 2013. The bronze statue of Amitabha Buddha, which is 48 meters in height, is believed to be the tallest of its kind in the world. The project, with the total cost of about 1 billion yuan (161 million U.S. dollars), has been basically completed. It was totally funded by private donations. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

bd popeye
03-06-2013, 10:56 PM
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A spat occurred when some urban management officials were trying to drive away the vendor in Guangzhou, capital city of South China's Guangdong Province, on March 6, 2013, according to a report from Nandu.com. [Photo/nandu.com by Li Zhanjun]

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An urban management official pinches the neck of a female street vendor in an attempt to push her down. A spat occurred when some urban management officials were trying to drive away the vendor in Guangzhou, capital city of South China's Guangdong Province, on March 6, 2013, according to a report from Nandu.com. [Photo/nandu.com by Li Zhanjun]

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The child of the female street vendor bursts into tears and cries loudly when seeing her mother being dragged away by the urban management officials. [Photo/nandu.com by Li Zhanjun]

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After the clash, the street vendor's distressed child hugs her mom. [Photo/nandu.com by Li Zhanjun]

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The female street vendor is taken away by car. Her husband rushed to the scene and asked for an explanation from the urban management officials. His request was ignored. [Photo/nandu.com by Li Zhanjun]

Seek
03-07-2013, 07:05 AM
Mixed-blood model shoots photos in China NSFW!! (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2013-03/04/content_28120594.htm)



God bless you, Popeye! p-)

bd popeye
03-07-2013, 09:27 AM
God bless you, Popeye!

Thank you!..and I'll receive that any day!

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 07: A soldier guards beside the basketball court inside Beijing's Great Hall of the People during a plenary session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on March 7, 2013 in Beijing, China. Clearing urban air pollution has become a big concern during the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Over 2,000 members of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative, a political advisory body, are attending the annual session, during which they will discuss the development of China. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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Policemen question a woman holding her child during the National People's Congress (NPC) in central Beijing, March 7, 2013. *******/Stringer

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By Feng Li | ***** Images
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 07: A delegate wearing the mask walks to the Great Hall of the People before a plenary session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference during severe pollution on March 7, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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Chinese professional basketball player Yao Ming (C) is surrounded by jounalists as he walks out from the Great Hall of the People after the second plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing on March 7, 2013. Thousands of delegates from across China meet this week to seal a power transfer to new leaders whose first months running the Communist Party have pumped up expectations with a deluge of propaganda. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO

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Citizens enjoy the warm weather in Nanbin, Chongqing Municipality, southwest China, March 7, 2013. The highest temperature rose to 28 degrees Celsius (82F) in Chongqing on Thursday. (Xinhua/Chen Cheng)

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A cook prepares lunch for pupils at Dabao Primary School in Hongyao Township of Xiji County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, March 6, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Ran)

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Combo photo taken on March 6, 2013 shows pupils taking lunch in a classroom at Dabao Primary School in Hongyao Township of Xiji County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Li Ran)

bd popeye
03-08-2013, 09:05 AM
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By MARK RALSTON | AFP | ***** Images
A Chinese paramilitary soldier salutes delegates as they leave the Great Hall of the People after a session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 8, 2013.

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 08: Delegates from Chinese People's Liberation Army march from Tiananmen Square to the Great Hall of the People to attend a plenary session of the National People's Congress during severe pollution on March 8, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 08: Delegate Yao Ming (Top), a former NBA basketball star, walks from Tiananmen Square to the Great Hall of the People to attend a plenary session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference during severe pollution on March 8, 2013 in Beijing, China. Clearing urban air pollution has become a big concern during the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 08: Chinese hostesses, who serves delegates of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, self-timer with mobile phones at the Tiananmen Square as delegates attending a plenary session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference during severe pollution on March 8, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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By MARK RALSTON | AFP | ***** Images
Minority delegates (C) pose for photos as they arrive at the Great Hall of the People for a session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 8, 2013. Thousands of delegates from across China met this week to seal a power transfer to new leaders whose first months running the Communist Party have pumped up expectations

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Drowsy housing agents and house owners wait for being called in due order after standing in a line all night long outside the Sixth Taxation Office of Chaoyang District Local Taxation Bureau in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2013. Secondhand housing transaction surges in Beijing these days as buyers and sellers are rushing to "catch the last bus" and complete their deals before the new measures are fully implemented. According to the statement from the State Council, homeowners selling property will have to pay a capital gains tax of 20 percent of the profit they make on the transaction. Homeowners were previously taxed 1 percent to 2 percent of the total sale price. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

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A staff member of taxation bureau sends hot water to people who have stayed up all night long for standing in a line at 7 a.m. outside the Sixth Taxation Office of Chaoyang District Local Taxation Bureau in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2013.

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Citizens conduct housing transactions at the Housing Transaction Center in Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei Province, March 8, 2013.

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Children hug their mothers during a thanksgiving event in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2013. The first and second grade students of Chaoyang School of the High School Affiliated to Remin University of China made gifts cards and sang a song for their parents to show their gratitude on the occasion of the International Women's Day on Friday. (Xinhua/Cui Xinyu)

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Children sing the song "A grateful heart" for their parents during a thanksgiving event in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2013.

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To embrace International Women's Day, the Shanghai section of the Shanghai Railway Station hands out carnations to female passengers on the No. G 14 train to express their best wishes. [Photo/China.org.cn]

Seek
03-08-2013, 10:24 AM
Yao Ming always looks kind of constipated...

bd popeye
03-08-2013, 02:03 PM
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bd popeye
03-09-2013, 03:13 PM
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bd popeye
03-09-2013, 08:37 PM
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China Marine Surveillance ship Haijian 83 arrives at Yongxing Island of Sansha City, south China's Hainan Province, March 9, 2013. A marine surveillance fleet departed from Sanya in south China's Hainan Province Friday afternoon for regular patrols in the South China Sea. The team, consisting of three China Marine Surveillance (CMS) ships will patrol waters around the Xisha Islands for nine days. (Xinhua/Wei Hua)

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Citizens are seen amid dust and sand in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, March 9, 2013. A sandstorm swept through Henan on Saturday, causing temperature drop and low visibility. (Xinhua/Zhao Peng)

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Female college students are seen during a job fair specially held for females in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, March 9, 2013. A job fair for female college students were held here on Saturday, providing more than 3,000 positions from some 100 employers. (Xinhua/Sun Can)

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A performer waits for a show during a press conference of the spring sacrificing ceremony of the Confucius Temple in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, March 7, 2013. The ancient-style ceremony, which is held annually to encourage students to set clear goals and study hard in the beginning of a year, will be held on March 10 this year. (Xinhua/Xie Xiudong)

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A fire broke out at a residential building in Chaoyang District, Beijing, March 9, 2013. Nobody was injured in the fire that scared residents out of their houses. Police suspected the fire was caused by the inflammable garbage dumped near the building. [Sun Yuqing / chinadaily.com.cn]

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A customer purchases chicken at a market in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, March 9, 2013. China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, grew 3.2 percent year on year in February, the highest level in ten months, the National Bureau of Statistics announced Saturday. [Xinhua/Zhang Nan]

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bd popeye
03-11-2013, 12:35 PM
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By PETER PARKS | AFP | ***** Images
Sanitation workers collect a dead pig from Shanghai's main waterway on March 11, 2013. Nearly 3,000 dead pigs have been found floating in Shanghai's main waterway, the Chinese city's government said on March 11 as residents expressed fears over possible contamination of drinking water. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

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Customers shop at a supermarket in Shanghai March 8, 2013. China's annual consumer inflation quickened to 3.2 percent in February from January's 2.0 percent, data showed on Saturday in a further sign that China's burgeoning recovery could be stoking price pressures. Picture taken March 8, 2013. *******/Aly Song

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A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask demonstrates outside a Louis Vuitton store at Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district March 10, 2013. The luxury good brand angered netizens early this week by demanding HK25,000 ($3,205) compensation from the owner of a local hair salon of trademark infringement after he was found to have chairs covered in what appeared to be the French label's trademarked check pattern, local media reported on Tuesday.

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By Lam Yik Fei | ***** Images News
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - MARCH 10: Protesters mass after camping overnight outside the Taiwan presidential palace on March 10, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Taiwan calling on the government to shut down the island's nuclear power plants, citing the painful lesson of Japan's nuclear crisis after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake two years ago.

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Tie Feiyan, a deputy to the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), prepares her proposal for the NPC session at a hotel in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2013. Tie, born in Aug. 1992, a toll-taker in Zhaotong of southwest China's Yunnan Province. Chinese netizens hailed her as "the most beautiful girl born after 1990," as she once rescued people from drowning and has adopted an abandoned infant. After being elected as a NPC deputy, Tie had visited lots of "left-behind" children, who lived with their grandparents as their parents had migrated to cities for work as well as urban migrant population to find difficulties and problems in their daily life. As a result, when she came to Beijing for her first NPC session, she suggested to enhance the protection of the rights and benefits for "left-behind" children. She said that she had strong confidence to keep the duty as a NPC deputy in the coming five years. (Xinhua/Qin Qing)

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Elementary school students wearing panda hats pick team leaves in Ya'an, Sichuan province. The plants use panda excrement for fertilizer and produce tea leaves worth 220.000 yuan ($35,100) per kg. [For China Daily]

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People pose for a photo at the entrance to the Ministry of Railways in Beijing, March 10, 2013. China plans to dismantle the Ministry of Railways, according to a report delivered to the annual session of the country's top legislature on March 10, 2013. The proposed state railway administration, to be supervised by the Ministry of Transport, will run the existing Railway Ministry. The proposed China Railway Corporation will run the existing Railway Ministry's commercial functions. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Zheng Xiya, 78, helps his wife put flowers in her hair, to celebrate the folk festival honoring the sea goddess Mazu in Xunpu village, Hui’an city of East China’s Fujian province, March 10, 2013. [Photo by Yang Enuo/Asianewsphoto]

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bd popeye
03-12-2013, 10:31 AM
Coach falls into Yangtze River, 15 killed - China News - SINA English (http://english.sina.com/china/2013/0312/570650.html)

China's "ant tribe": Life in boxy rooms - China News - SINA English (http://english.sina.com/china/p/2013/0311/570490.html)

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Photo taken on March 11, 2013 by cellphone shows a fire accident scene on Qiyi Street in the old town of Lijiang, southwest China's Yunnan Province. The fire broke out here at around 8:30 p.m. (1230 GMT) on Monday. No casualties were reported as of 10:00 p.m. Police and fire control units have been dispatched to the fire scene. (Xinhua)

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A rescuer returns to the surface after searching for miners trapped in a mud-rock flow accident at the Zhenxing Coal Mine in Hegang City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, March 12, 2013. Seven miners had been rescued and 18 others remained trapped after the accident happened on Monday afternoon. (Xinhua/Wang Kai)

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A trapped miner is helped to walk out of a coal mine after a mud-rock flow accident occurred at the Zhenxing Coal Mine in Hegang City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, March 12, 2013. Seven miners had been rescued and 18 others remained trapped after the accident happened on Monday afternoon. (Xinhua/Wang Kai)

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A marine surveillance helicopter flies over the Ganquan Island, an uninhabited island of the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, March 11, 2013. Crew members aboard the Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian 262 patrolled the Ganquan Island on Monday. (Xinhua/Wei Hua)

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Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains is considered one of the greatest surviving masterpieces by the highly acclaimed Chinese painter Huang Gongwang (1269–1354). (Source: news.xinhuanet.com)

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Main cast of the movie "So Young" drink a toast to celebrate the movie's director Vicki Zhao's birthday during a press conference in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2013. The movie will be released on April 26, 2013.(Xinhua)

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A French teacher (right) plants trees with students in Liaocheng city, Shandong province on March 11. Tree Planting Day is March 12 in China. [Photo by Kong Zhang Zhenxiang /Asianewsphoto

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Soldiers plant trees on a farm in Taizhou city, Zhejiang province on March 11. Tree Planting Day is March 12 in China. [Photo by Jia Ce /Asianewsphoto]

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bd popeye
03-13-2013, 09:25 AM
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Rescuers carry victims of a traffic accident as a sleeper coach fell off the Jingzhou Yangtze River Bridge in Jingzhou, central China's Hubei Province, March 12, 2013. At least 14 people were killed and nine injured during the the accident which happened at around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday when a flat tire caused the coach to break through the guardrail at the southern end of the bridge and hit the ground underneath the structure. Rescue work is under way. (Xinhua/Shi Jiuyong)

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Rescuers conduct a rescue operation at the accident site after a sleeper coach fell off the Jingzhou Yangtze River Bridge in Jingzhou, central China's Hubei Province, March 12, 2013.

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A citizen goes out in the cold weather in Yangzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, March 12, 2013. Affected by a blast of cold air, the temperature in Yangzhou City declined Tuesday. (Xinhua/Meng Delong)

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A miner injured in a coal and gas outburst accident receives medical treatment in a hospital in Liupanshui City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 13, 2013. Twenty-one miners were killed and four others were missing in the accident which happened Tuesday evening at the Machang Coal Mine belonging to Gemudi Company of Guizhou Water and Mining Group, in Shuicheng County of Liupanshui City. All the 20 injured miners were under stable condition, according to local authorities. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

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Relatives of miners wait at the site of the accident in Shuicheng County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 13, 2013. Twenty-one miners were killed and four others were missing in a coal and gas outburst Tuesday evening at Machang Coal Mine which belongs to Gemudi Company of Guizhou Water & Mining Group. Eighty-three miners were working underground when the accident took place, and 58 of them managed to get to the ground safely. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

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A family member of a miner cries at the site of the accident in Shuicheng County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 13, 2013. Twenty-one miners were killed and four others were missing in a coal and gas outburst Tuesday evening at Machang Coal Mine which belongs to Gemudi Company of Guizhou Water & Mining Group. Eighty-three miners were working underground when the accident took place, and 58 of them managed to get to the ground safely. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

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Pupils take their free lunch in the dining hall at No. 1 Primary School of Deqin County in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 12, 2013. A total of 1,260 pupils, most of whom are of the Tibetan ethnic group, study at this school, which was founded in September 2012. Pupils here are offered free meals and lodging. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

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Pupils of the Tibetan ethnic group play basketball at No. 1 Primary School of Deqin County in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 12, 2013. A total of 1,260 pupils, most of whom are of the Tibetan ethnic group, study at this school, which was founded in September 2012. Pupils here are offered free meals and lodging. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

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A kite lover flies a kite at the Fenhe Park during a competition in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, March 13, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhan Yan)

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Photo shoot of Liu Yan in spring sunshine for new movie

bd popeye
03-14-2013, 09:40 AM
Thanks so much SteelBird for your kind words.:)

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, outgoing Chinese President Hu Jintao, left, poses with his successor Xi Jinping after Xi was elected to the presidency at a plenary meeting of the National People's Congress in Beijing Thursday, March 14, 2013. China's new leader Xi capped his rise Thursday by adding the largely ceremonial title of president, though he will need cautious maneuvering to consolidate his power and build support from a public that is increasingly clamoring for change. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Pang Xinglei)

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HONG KONG - MARCH 13: (CHINA OUT) Gillian Chung and Charlene Choi attend the EEG And EMP Spring Banquet 2013 on March 13, 2013 in Hong Kong, China

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Photographers shoot the delegates as they vote during the election of the new president of China during the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 14, 2013. Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping was named president of the world's most populous country after a vote at its parliamentary meeting in Beijing. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 13: Xu Yunlong (L) of Beijing Guo'an challenges Gakuto Notsuda of Hiroshima Sanfrecce during the AFC Champions League Group match between Hiroshima Sanfrecce and Beijing Guoan at Beijing Workers' Stadium on March 13, 2013 in Beijing, China. China's Beijing Guoan saw off a late revival to beat J-League title-holders Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-1 and break an eight-match win drought in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday.

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Artists from Taiwan-based Cloud Gate Dance Theatre perform an excerpt of the dance production "Nine Songs" in east China's Shanghai Municipality, March 14, 2013. "Nine Songs", a production of renowned choreographer Lin Hwai-min, will be staged in Shanghai from March 14 to 17 as part of a performance tour across the Chinese mainland. (Xinhua/Ren Long)

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China Marine Surveillance ship Haijian 263 anchors at the Sanya Harbor of south China's Hainan Province, March 14, 2013. The China Marine Surveillance (CMS) detachment finished its patrol of the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea and was back to Sanya on Thursday afternoon. (Xinhua/Wei Hua)

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Primary school students eat fried beans at school in Zaozhuang, East China's Shandong province, March 13, 2013. [Ji Zhe/Asianewsphoto]

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Pan Xiaoting of China competes during the first day match against Jennifer Barretta of the United States at the 2013 Amway eSpring Women's World 9-Ball Open in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, March 14, 2013. Pan Xiaoting won 7-3. (Xinhua/Xie Xiudong)

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bd popeye
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Singer Rainie Yang (C) attends a press conference of the 17th China Music Awards (CMA) and Asian Influential Awards held in Macao, south China, March 14, 2013. The 17th CMA ceremony will be held on April 18, 2013 at Cotai ***** Cotai Arena. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)

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Singer Charlene Choi (R) and Rainie Yang attend a press conference of the 17th China Music Awards (CMA) and Asian Influential Awards held in Macao, south China, March 14, 2013. The 17th CMA ceremony will be held on April 18, 2013 at Cotai ***** Cotai Arena. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)

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HONG KONG - MARCH 13: Joey Yung attends the EEG And EMP Spring Banquet 2013 on March 13, 2013 in Hong Kong, China.

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - MARCH 12: (CHINA OUT) Actress Ruby Lin attends La Mer store opening ceremony on March 12, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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bd popeye
03-15-2013, 10:04 AM
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Visitors read comic books at C3 in Hong Kong 2013, a Japanese anime (animation products) expo, in south China's Hong Kong, March 15, 2013. The three-day expo was inaugurated Friday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. (Xinhua/Wang Yuqing)

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Visitors learn to play a card game at C3 in Hong Kong 2013, a Japanese anime (animation products) expo, in south China's Hong Kong, March 15, 2013. Centre. (Xinhua/Li Ying)

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A man driving an electric car enters a power station in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 15, 2013. Hangzhou launched a rental service of electric vehicles recently, offering a three-month term with a fee of 998 Yuan per-month. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

bd popeye
03-16-2013, 03:07 PM
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Like most Chinese soldiers I see this man is squared away!

Chinese paramiltary police salute delegates as they leave after the elections of the new vice premiers, foreign and defense ministers of China during the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 16, 2013. China's parliament named Xi Jinping as president on March 15 four months after he took charge of the Communist Party with pledges of reform that have raised hopes but so far yielded little change. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

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A minority delegate from Guizhou Province stands with a military officer as they leave after the elections of the new vice premiers, foreign and defense ministers of China during the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 16, 2013.

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The cruise ship GTS Millennium reaches the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in south China's Hong Kong, March 16, 2013. GTS Millennium arrived at Hong Kong's Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on Saturday and became the first cruise ship to berth at the terminal prior to its official opening in June 2013. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaowei)

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Journalists gather at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal as the cruise ship GTS Millennium pulls into its berth in south China's Hong Kong, March 16, 2013.

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Rescued miners are helped to get to the surface after a rock outburst took place at the Junde Coal Mine in Hegang City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, March 15, 2013. Sixteen miners had been rescued and four others remained trapped underground in the coal mine accident which occurred early Friday. The coal mine is owned by the state-owned Heilongjiang Longmay Mining Holding Group. (Xinhua/Wang Kai)

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Local fishermen arrange fishing net in Huanghua, north China's Hebei Province, March 16, 2013. Fishers by China's Bohai Sea are busy preparing for a new fishing season which comes around the corner in the second Lunar month. (Xinhua/Wang Min)

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This picture taken on March 15, 2013 shows the Christie's auction for Henry Tang's wine collection. Former Hong Kong politician Henry Tang sold part of his multi-million dollar wine collection at a two-day Christie's auction. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

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This photo taken on March 14, 2013 shows 57 year-old pig farmer Pan Juying carrying grass to feed her pigs on her farm in Jiaxing in China's eastern Zhejiang province. Thousands of dead pigs in a Shanghai river have cast a spotlight on China's poorly regulated farm production, with the country's favorite meat joining a long list of food scares. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

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Workers install models in preparation for a real estate exhibition in Shanghai March 14, 2013. China began 2013 with the same old economic model. Growth for the first two months of the year was driven mainly by exports and real estate. The increase in construction appears to have been fuelled by credit. The current trajectory can continue only by pumping ever more leverage, and risk, into the system. REUTER/Aly Song

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A woman speaks on her iPhone as she walks on a busy street in downtown Shanghai March 13, 2013. China Mobile Ltd hopes to tap pent-up demand for Apple Inc smartphones by rolling out new 4G technology this year and having an iPhone model that will finally run on it. Picture taken March 13, 2013. To match CHINAMOBILE-IPHONE/ *******/Carlos Barria

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 16: A man rides a tricycle with his wife wearing the mask on the street on March 16, 2013 in Beijing, China. Clearing urban air pollution has become a big concern during the National People's Congress.

bd popeye
03-18-2013, 09:49 AM
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A driver sprinkles salt on the tires bound with skidproof chains as vehicles queue to pass the segment of state highway 109 which is covered with snow near Nalong Village in Damxung County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 18, 2013. A snowstorm here made an icy road on the segment of state highway 109 near Nalong Village, causing many vehicles truck on the road. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)


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People pass a picture of former Chinese premier Wen Jiabao on a poster (top R) on a street in Shanghai on March 18, 2013. Wen Jiabao gave way to Li Keqiang at the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing which closed on March 17 after overseeing a decade of blistering economic growth, but failing to close a yawning wealth gap or make major political reforms. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 17: Delegates attend the closing session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People on March 17, 2013 in Beijing, China. China's newly-elected president Xi Jinping pledged Sunday to resolutely fight against corruption and other misconduct in all manifestations.

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A man takes a rest in a park in Shanghai on March 18, 2013.

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - MARCH 17: (CHINA OUT) (L - R) Actress Tang Wei, director Xue Xiaolu and actor Wu Xiubo attend 'Finding Mr.Right' press conference at Ritz-Carlton Hotel on March 17, 2013 in Shanghai, China.

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A van is stuck in a ditch on a segment of state highway 109 which is covered with snow near Nalong Village in Damxung County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 18, 2013.

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A citizen braves snow on a road in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, March 18, 2013. A cold front brings snow and low temperature to Harbin on March 18. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

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A frogman gets ready to dive in the Laoyemiao water area of the Poyang Lake, east China's Jiangxi Province, March 18, 2013. Archaeologists discovered a sunk ship in the Laoyemiao area of the Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake on Monday. The Laoyemiao area in the lake is often referred to as "China's Bermuda Triangle" because of the large number of boats that sank mysteriously in the area over the years. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)

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A frogman returns from a diving in the Laoyemiao water area of the Poyang Lake, east China's Jiangxi Province, March 18, 2013.

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A tourist goes for a walk with her pet dog on the Tung Ping Chau island of south China's Hong Kong, March 17, 2013. Tung Ping Chau lies in the northeast corner of Hong Kong and is part of the Hong Kong Geopark. The island is home to shale rocks in various shapes which makes it a popular tourist attraction. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaowei)

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A model presents a creation during a wool warm wear fashion show in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, March 18, 2013. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

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Local residents view new autos during a four-day automobile show in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 16, 2013. More than 1,000 types of vehicles from over 80 automakers were displayed at the show that kicked off on Friday. (Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

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At least 300 teachers gather together at the main gate at Chongqing Technology and Business University to safeguard their rights on March 15, 2013. Teachers sing China's national anthem in protest against a new proposal that will appraise faculty performance. The proposal was allegedly forcefully passed by the university office and discriminates against grassroots teacher in favor of administrative personnel, and "lack basic respect for the grassroots faculty."

bd popeye
03-21-2013, 09:12 AM
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Children play at the seaside in Sanya, a tourist destination in south China's Hainan Province, March 20, 2013. (Xinhua/Chen Wenwu)

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A crane vessel salvages a capsized ferry at the local section of the Minjiang River at Xiadao Town in Nanping, southeast China's Fujian Province, March 20, 2013. Three people were confirmed dead and 12 remained missing as the ferry sank Wednesday morning in atrocious weather. [Xinhua]

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Working staff check the salvaged wrecks of a ferry after the boat sank on the Minjiang River in Xiadao Township, Nanping City, east China's Fujian Province, March 21, 2013. Eleven people have been confirmed dead and four others are missing after the ferry sank on Wednesday. The ferry sank soon after it was turned over by sudden high wind and heavy rainstorm. (Xinhua/Lin Shanchuan)

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A collapsed shed is seen in Daoxian County, central China's Hunan Province, March 20, 2013. Three people were killed and 52 others were injured by a tornado that struck the county before dawn on Wednesday. The local meteorological observatory said the wind speed of the tornado reached 30.7 meters per second, a record for the observatory. (Xinhua/Guo Guoquan)

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A resident sleeps with belongings that he fetched from his collapsed house after a storm hit Daoxian county, Hunan province, around 3 am on Wednesday. PHOTO BY GUO GUOQUAN / FOR CHINA DAILY. Houses collapse, telegraph poles fall, 110,000 residents affected by damage.

Three people have died and more than 50 have been injured by a storm that swept a county in Hunan province before dawn on Wednesday. The storm hit Daoxian county of Hunan's Yongzhou city around 3 am, said Zhou Jingzhong, head of the county government's publicity office. One person died when a house collapsed, and the two others died of their injuries in hospital.

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Paramilitary soldiers & Locals salvage articles near a collapsed shed in Daoxian County, central China's Hunan Province, March 20, 2013.

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Trucks loaded with Volkswagen vehicles are seen at a parking lot in Shanghai, east China, March 20, 2013. German automaker Volkswagen has agreed to recall 384,181 vehicles with defective gearboxes in China, the country's quality watchdog said on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

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Actress Lin Chiling attends the press conference for the premiere of the new movie "Say Yes" in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, March 21, 2013. The movie would be released in Taipei on Friday.(Xinhua)

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Actors Huang Bo, Lin Chiling, and Godfrey Tsao (L to R) attend the press conference for the premiere of their new movie "Say Yes" in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, March 21, 2013. The movie would be released in Taipei on Friday.(Xinhua)

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David Beckham plays football with students of Beijing No. 2 High School in Beijing on March 20, 2013. The 37-year-old superstar is in China for a five-day visit as the sport's ambassador in the country.

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Students dressed in traditional costume practice Puxian Opera at a primary school in Putian, March 20, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

bd popeye
03-22-2013, 09:48 AM
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Chinese President Xi Jinping (front L), accompanied by Russian Minister of Far East Development Viktor Ishayev (front R), inspects the guard of honor upon his arrival in Moscow, capital of Russia, March 22, 2013. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow Friday for a state visit to Russia. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

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People rest along a waterfront at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour facing the Hong Kong island side March 20, 2013. A study by the University of Hong Kong has revealed that Hong Kong has one of the worst light-pollution problems among cities around the world, with the night sky over urban areas was between 100 and more than 1,000 times brighter than the international dark sky standard, government radio reported on Tuesday. *******/Bobby Yip

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Shoppers walk at the shopping Tsim Sha Tsui district in Hong Kong March 20, 2013.

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A woman carries her son as she begs for money at a red light in busy street of Shanghai March 20, 2013.

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A worker drives a new car at a parking lot of Shanghai Volkswagen's car park in Shanghai March 20, 2013. Volkswagen AG, which sells more cars in China than any other foreign firm, will recall 384,181 vehicles there to fix a long-standing gearbox problem, China's quality watchdog said on Wednesday. *******/Aly Song

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Rescuers works at the road accident site on the expressway from Zhangzhou to Longyan in Nanjing County, Zhangzhou, east China's Fujian Province. Eight people were killed and another 15 injured in the accident Friday. (Xinhua)

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Firefighters fight against a forest fire in Wuzhou City, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on March 21, 2013. The fire broke out at around 17:00 Thursday. (Xinhua/Ye Guiru)

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More than 200 vendors clash with urban management officers, or chengguan, in a market in Qingdao City, as they accused the officers of turning a blind eye to the nearby illegal vendors who seriously hurt their businesses. Several officers were injured and a female vendor was sent to hospital.

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Children experience vintage meteorological instruments at Ningxia Meteorological Bureau in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, March 22, 2013. The bureau invited students and citizens to visit the observatory on March 22, one day before the World Meteorological Day. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

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Job hunters inquire information at a job fair held for college students in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, March 22, 2013. The job fair is co-held by five major universities in the northeast provinces, namely Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin Engineering University, Jilin University, Northeastern University and Dalian Institute of Technology. (Xinhua/Wang Kai)

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People watch a 4D movie at an underground cinema in the Kailuan national mine park in Tangshan, north China's Hebei Province, March 22, 2013. The 60-meter-deep cinema was reconstructed from a coal roadway which was built 130 years ago. The film showed in the cinema was about coal mining. (Xinhua/Zheng Yong)

bd popeye
03-23-2013, 09:01 AM
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Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Moscow, capital of Russia, March 22, 2013. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

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Locals ride motorbikes past container apartments in Sanlin Town in suburban Shanghai, east China, March 22, 2013. With a monthly rent of 500 yuan (about 80 U.S. dollars) for each container, three migrant worker families settled into their low-cost homes converted from abandoned containers in the metropolis. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

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Tenants chat beside their container apartments in Sanlin Town in suburban Shanghai, east China, March 22, 2013.

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A tenant and her child stand beside their container apartment in Sanlin Town in suburban Shanghai, east China, March 22, 2013.

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A tenant visits his landlord's container apartment in Sanlin Town in suburban Shanghai, east China, March 22, 2013

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A weekend trunk market is held by a local auto club at Beibin Road in Chongqing, southwest China's municipality, March 23, 2013. (Xinhua/Chen Cheng)

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03.23.2013...Actress Jiang Xin covers Harper's Bazaar Jewelry

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Singer Kay Tse performs at the concert of the Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival 2013 in Hong Kong, south China, March 22, 2013. The concert was held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Hall on Friday. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

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Artists perform during the opening ceremony of the "Tourism Year of China" in Moscow, March 22, 2013. The "China-Russia Tourism Year" program, which began last year with the "Tourism Year of Russia" in China, aims to foster tourism ties and humanistic exchanges between the two countries. (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)

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People walk past a new property development designed like a German village in Beijing, on March 22, 2013. China has been testing different measures to rein in it's booming property market. In Shanghai couples are flocking to divorce to use a loophole to avoid a new property sales tax and other laws see unmarried non-locals unable to buy apartments in large cities. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

Seek
03-23-2013, 09:09 AM
Disneyland-Bull****. These will be torn down in 3 years anyway...

bd popeye
03-24-2013, 03:19 PM
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By ChinaFotoPress
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 24: Football star David Beckham receives a portrait of himself from China's Culture Minister Cai Wu (L) beside British Ambassador to China Sebastian Wood (R) at the British Embassy on March 24, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 24: Football star David Beckham and Chinese actress Li Bingbing visit the British Embassy on March 24, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 24: David Beckham visits the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling, the wife of Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen, on March 24, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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HONG KONG - MARCH 23: Singer Kay Tse celebrates Earth Hour at Sky100 on March 23, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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73-year-old Yu Shan visits the McDonald's restaurant at Chang'an Market for a nostalgia tour in Beijing, capital of China, March 24, 2013. Opened in 1993 as the second outlet of the American fast-food giant in Beijing, the Chang'an Market McDonald's made indelible impressions on locals. Due to reconstruction and adjustment of the market, the outlet will discontinue its business Sunday. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

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Candidates wait for entering examination rooms before sitting the civil servant exam of the Jiangsu Province in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, March 24, 2013. A record high of 243,574 candidates sat the provincial civil servant exam on March 24, competing for 7,662 government jobs. (Xinhua/Si Lixin)

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Candidates look for their information from a billboard before sitting the civil servant exam of the Jiangsu Province at Nanjing Forestry University in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, March 24, 2013.

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Two boys visit a missile at the weapon museum of Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST) in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, March 24, 2013. The NJUST opened to public to celebrate its 60th anniversary Sunday. The weapon museum collects about 6,000 weapons since the First World War. (Xinhua/Wang Xin)

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Two children look in to a gun barrel at the weapon museum of Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST) in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, March 24, 2013.

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Tourists visit a tank at the weapon museum of Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST) in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, March 24, 2013.

bd popeye
03-25-2013, 09:16 AM
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Chinese President Xi Jinping (1st L) and his wife Peng Liyuan (2nd R) are welcomed by Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (2nd L) and his wife Salma Kikwete (1st R) upon their arrival in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, March 24, 2013. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

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China's Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Siemens Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Loescher, who is attending the China Development Forum 2013, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 25, 2013. The forum, held in Beijing from March 23 - 25, is a platform for business and academic leaders to interact with the country's top decision makers and economic planners. *******/China Daily

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) is welcomed while walking with Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (R) prior to their meeting, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, March 24, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

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Liao Hui competes during the men's 69kg category snatch competition at the National Weightlifting Championship in Zibo, east China's Shandong Province, March 25, 2013. Liao Hui finished first with 161kg. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)

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Yu Hai (2nd R) of China heads the ball during the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualifier football match between China and Iraq in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, March 22, 2013. China won 1-0. (Xinhua/Guo Yong)

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Children sing nursery rhymes of Mongolian ethnic group at a kindergarten in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, March 25, 2013. The region has promoted education on ethnic culture for kindergarten children of Mongolian ethnic group, by offering children classes on folk music, dance and drawing. (Xinhua/Zhao Tingting)

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Children wearing costumes of Mongolian ethnic group perform during a class at a kindergarten in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, March 25, 2013.

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Students look for their examination rooms before the independent admission test of the South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC) in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, March 24, 2013.(Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

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Students take the independent admission test of the South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC) in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, March 24, 2013. The independent admission test of SUSTC was held simultaneously in 14 provinces on Sunday for the enrollment of 400 undergraduates in 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

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By ChinaFotoPress | ***** Images
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 25: Fu Ka Chun of Hong Kong eyes the ball in the match against Graeme Dott of Scotland during day one of the 2013 World Snooker China Open at Beijing University Students Gymnasium on March 25, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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Eman Villanueva, spokesperson for the Asian Migrants' Coordinating Body (AMCB), speaks to journalists during a protest outside the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong March 25, 2013. Protesters were against the court's decision to dismiss an appeal by two Filipino domestic helpers who were seeking permanent residency in Hong Kong, according to government radio. Under Hong Kong's constitution, foreigners are entitled to permanent residency if they have lived there for an uninterrupted seven years. Immigration law, however, denies that right to foreigners who work as home helpers, most of whom are from the Philippines and Indonesia. *******/Tyrone Siu

bd popeye
03-26-2013, 09:27 AM
21th Int'l tattoo Convention held in Frankfurt, Germany - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-03/26/c_132262661.htm)

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Local authorities are investigating how more than 1,000 rotting ducks ended up in a river in Pengshan county, Sichuan province, days after thousands of dead pigs were retrieved from a Shanghai river. [Photo/scol.com.cn]

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An attendant refuels a car at a gas station in Xingtai, north China's Hebei Province, March 26, 2013. China will cut the retail prices of gasoline by 310 yuan (49.43 U.S. dollars) per tonne and diesel by 300 yuan per tonne starting Wednesday, lowering the retail prices. (Xinhua/Zhu Xudong)

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Photos taken on March 26, 2013 shows the scene of the fire offering ceremony at the Gandan Monastery in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The fire offering ceremony is a special ceremony in the Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. It is a sacrificial ritual of divinity worshiping in which believers burn the tributes, crops, tree branches and incantation tallies to pray for peace and harmony. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

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Photo taken on March 25, 2013 shows the winners of the 4th Cross-Strait Interpreting Contest in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan. The final competition of the interpreting contest was held here Monday, with the participation of 18 competitors from both China Mainland and Taiwan. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)

Aida Yang: African wife in China - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-03/26/c_132263179.htm)

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Aida Yang and her husband Yang Yan pose for photos in their studio in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2013. "I feel that he is a good man, and I want to be with him." Recalling the first time Aida saw her husband two years ago in her hometown Freetown, the 26-year-old Barbie-like lady lost in sweet memory, "Language or distance is not a problem."

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BEIJING, Marcj 26, 2013 (Xinhua) -- Aida Yang and her husband Yang Yan create a Chinese painting in their studio in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2013. "I feel that he is a good man, and I want to be with him." Recalling the first time Aida saw her husband two years ago in her hometown Freetown, the 26-year-old Barbie-like lady lost in sweet memory, "Language or distance is not a problem." This love at first sight unveiled when the Sierra Leone girl met with Yang Yan, a 58-year-old Chinese painter two years ago when Yang Yan traveled to Aida's hometown Freetown, Sierra Leone. Aida married to Yang Yan one month later and moved with her husband to China with the new name, Aida Yang. From then on, Aida Yang began her life in China and lived in Beijing together with her husband where Yang Yan had a big painting studio. Inspired by her husband, Aida started to take the traditional Chinese brush and draw on Chinese art paper. As her skills improved, the couple even cooperate on the same artwork as Yang Yan draw tree branches and Aida gives fingerprint in colour to make wintersweet flowers. In this very Chinese-decorated studio, Aida find herself fall in love with Chinese culture. Apart from painting, she has learnt to play Guqin, an ancient Chinese stringed instrument, and the art of Chinese tea-making while she had family guests visiting. Probably the biggest accomplishment she has achieved is that Aida is able to well handle the Chinese language, as she often says in Chinese with pride "I love my husband, and I also love China." (Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

bd popeye
03-27-2013, 11:39 AM
Posters of Chinese actress Gong Xinliang... NSFW or Wife!! You have been warned! (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2013-03/27/content_28373832.htm)

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Models use an iPad to take a photo backstage before the MGPIN collection show by Maogeping Image Design Art School at China Fashion Week in Beijing, March 27, 2013. Fashion week runs till March 30. *******/Jason Lee

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 27: (CHINA OUT) Ding Junhui of China eyes the ball in the match against Barry Hawkins of England during day three of the 2013 World Snooker China Open at Beijing University Students Gymnasium on March 27, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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A worker puts the finishing touches to a five-metre (16-feet) tall bust of the late Hong Kong singer and actor Leslie Cheung as origami cranes, folded by fans from around the world in their attempt to set a Guinness world record for the largest number of origami cranes exhibited, are counted at a shopping mall in Hong Kong March 27, 2013. *******/Bobby Yip

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Origami cranes made by fans of the late Hong Kong singer and actor Leslie Cheung are counted, in an attempt to set the Guinness world record for the largest number of origami cranes exhibited, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong March 27, 2013. Exhibitions and concerts will be held in Hong Kong to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of canto-pop singer and movie idol Cheung, who leapt to his death from a hotel in Hong Kong on April 1, 2003. *******/Bobby Yip

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Chinese boxer Zou Shiming poses during a promotional event in Hong Kong March 27, 2013. The two-time Olympic gold medal winner and three-time World Amateur Champion will take part in his professional debut of a nine-bout event in Macau April 6, 2013. *******/Bobby Yip

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A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit central Taiwan on March 27, 2013, according to China Earthquake Networks Center. The earthquake occurred at the Nantou County at 10:03 a.m. (Beijing Time), with a depth of 8 km, at about 24.0 degrees north latitude and 121.0 degrees east longitude. In the picture, students in an earthquake-hit school are evacuated by teachers. [Photo from CNR]

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Rescuers work at the scene of a train derailment accident in the Hongshandian-Banqiao section of the Loudi-Shaoyang Railway in Loudi, central China's Hunan Province, in the early hours of March 27, 2013. A freight train running on the rail line was derailed by a rainstorm-triggered landslide at around 9:18 p.m. (1318 GMT) on Tuesday. There has been no casualty reports while road maintenance workers are still working to recover traffic on the affected rail line. [Photo/Xinhua]

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The floor of the foyer of a residential building collapses after land subsidence in Shenzhen, Guangzhou Province on March 26, 2013. One security guard was killed. [Photo/CRI]

bd popeye
03-27-2013, 11:42 AM
Imagine the multi-million $$ lawsuit if this happened in the US.

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bd popeye
03-28-2013, 09:33 AM
Snooker baby for China Open..NSFW or Wife! You have been warned!! (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2013-03/28/content_28383616.htm)

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Photo taken on March 28, 2013 shows a boy smiling in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

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Photo taken on March 28, 2013 shows a man smiling in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

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Chinaware are torn down by strong wind and fall into pieces at a shop in Liuzhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, March 28, 2013. Strong wind and thunder hit the city on Thursday. (Xinhua/Zhang Cunli)

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Folk artists give performance to mark the 54th anniversary of the abolishment of Tibet's feudal serfdom in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 28, 2013. Authorities have designated March 28 as the day to commemorate the 1959 democratic reform in Tibet, which ended the feudal serf system. The reform freed about 1 million Tibetans, over 90 percent of the region's population at the time, from a life of serfdom. (Xinhua/Chogo)

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An attendant stands next to a bullet train when a test run of the Nanjing-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway ends at Nanjing South Railway Station in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, March 28, 2013. The new Nanjing-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway is a supplement to railway travelling within China's Yangtze River Delta. The 249-kilometer rail line will reduce travel time from Nanjing to Hangzhou to about an hour. (Xinhua/Wang Dingchang)

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Media and railway workers take a bullet train during a test run of the Nanjing-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway on March 28, 2013. The new Nanjing-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway is a supplement to railway travelling within China's Yangtze River Delta.

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Singer Ren Miaoyin (R) holds a live online concert in Beijing, capital of China, March 21, 2013. Ren Miaoyin is among a burgeoning group of young Chinese singers who take advantage of YY, a real-time video-based social network, to hold live concerts. Each Thursday evening, YY will invite a few singers to join its weekly music channel "YY Top 10", which presents ten most popular Chinese songs to the online audiences by live broadcast. It was 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. Ren arrived at a studio of YY to attend the latest "YY Top 10" as guest singer. The program could be a great chance for a novice singer like Ren to promote herself. Nearly 20,000 audiences watched Ren's performance that evening, which was a satisfying result. There are also a large number of full-time online singers who give performance at home, taking advantage of the real-time video communication. Audiences can send virtual gifts to their beloved online singers, who in turn can convert the virtual gifts into cash money. According to a staff of YY, a popular online singer can earn more than 10,000 yuan (1,610 U.S. dollars) from virtual gifts. As of September 2012, YY has over 400 million registered users and 66.1 million monthly active users, making it an amicable platform for singers who wish to promote themselves via the internet. (Xinhua/Li Wen)

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Local Maltese and tourists visit the Chinese frigate "Hengyang" at the grand habour of Valletta, Malta, on March 27, 2013. An Open Day of the "Hengyang" for Maltese was held on Wednesday. The 13th naval escort squad, sent by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, arrived at Valletta of Malta on Tuesday for a five-day visit after finishing its escort missions. (xinhua/Xu Nizhi)

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Visitors view a car during the 8th Harbin Spring Auto Show in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, March 26, 2013. The auto show kicked off on Tuesday, showcasing some 500 vehicles of brands worldwide. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

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Children present the Beijing Opera facial masks drawn by themselves at a kindergarten at Handan City, north China's Hebei Province, March 27, 2013, the World Theatre Day. Children here drew the facial masks on used winnowing pans to learn more about traditional drama culture. (Xinhua/Hao Qunying)

bd popeye
03-29-2013, 11:18 AM
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By Lam Yik Fei | ***** Images News
HONG KONG, CHINA - MARCH 29: Security staff stand in front of stacked shipping containers at the Kwai Chung Container Terminal on March 29, 2013 in Hong Kong, China. Over 100 workers, who are employed by Hongkong International Terminals, have taken strike action as they demand higher wages, claiming that that they have not received a pay raise in 15 years.

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HONG KONG, CHINA - MARCH 29: More than 100 dock workers stage a protest over pay at the Kwai Chung Container Terminal on March 29, 2013 in Hong Kong, China. The workers, who are employed by Hongkong International Terminals, are demanding higher wages, noting that they have not received a pay raise in 15 years.

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Models present a custom-made electric car at the 2013 China North International Cycle Show in north China's Tianjin Municipality, March 29, 2013. The three-day exhibition for bicycles and electric vehicles kicked off on Friday at Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin. (Xinhua/Wang Kun)

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Visitors looks at an electric bicycle displayed at the 2013 China North International Cycle Show in north China's Tianjin Municipality, March 29, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Kun)

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A model presents a sports bicycle at the 2013 China North International Cycle Show in north China's Tianjin Municipality, March 29, 2013

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A Boeing 737-800 airplane is seen during the celebration of the delivery of the 1,000th Boeing airplane for China, in Seattle, the United States, March 28, 2013. Boeing and China Eastern Airlines on Thursday celebrated in Seattle the delivery of the 1,000th Boeing airplane for China, one of the world's most dynamic markets for commercial airplanes. Boeing forecasted that China would need 5,260 new airplanes, valued at $670 billion, in the next 20 years (Xinhua/Guo Shuang)

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He Li (ast L), team leader of Chinese People's Armed Police team receives the first prize of the 5th Warrior Competition in Amman, Jordan, March 28, 2013. Chinese People's Armed Police team on Thursday won the first prize of fifth Warriors contest "international special forces contest at King Abdullah Special Operation Training Center (KASOTC) in Amman. The competition with wide participation of 33 teams from 18 countries was held from March 24 to March 28. (Xinhua/Cheng Chunxiang)

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Members of Chinese People's Armed Police team receive the first prize of the 5th Warrior Competition in Amman, Jordan, March 28, 2013. (Xinhua/Cheng Chunxiang)

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A service crew member checks a helicopter before a flight training to extinguish forest fire in Daqing City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, March 28, 2013.(Xinhua/Han Xinghua)

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Helicopters are seen in a flight training to extinguish forest fire in Daqing City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, March 28, 2013. As the warm and dry spring season draws near in northern China, the risk of forest fire increases in many places. (Xinhua/Han Xinghua)

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Siberian tigers in the Siberian Tiger Park, world's largest Siberian tiger artificial breeding base, in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, March 22, 2013. Siberian tigers, also known as Amur or Manchurian tigers, mainly live in east Russia, northeast China and northern part of the Korean Peninsula. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

bd popeye
03-30-2013, 09:52 AM
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Relatives of injured coal miners wait in a hospital in Baishan, northeast China's Jilin Province, March 30, 2013. Twenty-eight people were confirmed dead and 13 others injured in a gas blast at Babao Coal Mine in Jiangyuan District in the city of Baishan around 10:40 p.m. (1440 GMT) late Friday. The injuries of the 13 were not life threatening, said a spokesman with the provincial work safety and supervision bureau. Rescue work has been finished, and the cause of the accident is under investigation. (Xinhua/Xu Chang)

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A man climbs up from an empty water reservoir in Sanpo Village of Mile, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 29, 2013. Persistent drought that sears Yunnan Province has reduced agricultural production in the city of Mile and its periphery. Some mountainous areas have even suffered from severe drinking water shortage and crop failure. (Xinhua/Chen Haining)

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A woman stands in front of a pond that is nearly empty in Shaoxin Village of Mile, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 29, 2013. (Xinhua/Chen Haining)

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Residents get drinking water from a supply truck in Sanpo Village of Mile, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 29, 2013.(Xinhua/Chen Haining)

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A contestant is engaged in a logistics document handling task during a provincial logistics career skills contest in Nantong, east China's Jiangsu Province, March 30, 2013. Contestants from 13 cities in Jiangsu will compete over such logistics career skills as freight distribution, fork lifter operation and logistics document handling during the three-day contest launched on Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Peiqin)

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A contestant operates a fork lifter during a provincial logistics career skills contest in Nantong, east China's Jiangsu Province, March 30, 2013. Contestants from 13 cities in Jiangsu will compete over such logistics career skills as freight distribution, fork lifter operation and logistics document handling during the three-day contest launched on Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Peiqin)

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Rescuers work at the accident site after a major landslide hit a mining area of Tibet Huatailong Mining Development Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of the China National Gold Group Corporation, in Maizhokunggar County of Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 30, 2013. A total of 83 workers were buried in the landslide, which happened on Friday morning. Rescuers have not yet found survivors or bodies 28 hours after the massive landslide. (Xinhua/Zhang Quan)

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A crane lifts the containment top head to cap the first unit of the Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant in Haiyang, east China's Shandong Province, March 29, 2013. The first unit of the Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant, which will be installed with the third generation of nuclear power technology, the AP1000, has seen completion of its civil construction on March 29. The unit is planned to come into stream at the end of 2014 with annual generation capacity of 17.5 billion Kwh. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

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A couple are seen during a group wedding at the Taipei Gymnasium in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, March 30, 2013. A total of 38 newly-wed couples attended the group wedding on Saturday. (Xinhua/Xie Xiudong)

bd popeye
04-01-2013, 09:24 AM
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Firemen work at the site of a furnace explosion at the Xinyu Iron and Steel Group Company in Xinyu, east China's Jiangxi Province, April 1, 2013. A furnace exploded at 11:22 a.m. at the company on Monday, which killed four people and injured another 32. The injured have been hospitalized. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

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Debris is seen at a control room after a furnace explosion at the Xinyu Iron and Steel Group Company in Xinyu City, east China's Jiangxi Province, April 1, 2013.

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Bao Changjun, deputy director of the Institute for Acute Infectious Diseases in Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, receives an interview on H7N9 bird flu virus in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, April 1, 2013. Two people in east China's Shanghai died in early March after contracting H7N9, a strain of avian influenza that had never been passed to humans before. Another woman in Anhui who also contracted the virus in early March is in a critical condition and has been transferred to east China's Nanjing for treatment, according to China's National Health and Family Planning Commission. (Xinhua/Shen Peng)

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Teacher Liu Yan (2nd L) provides music rehabilitation training for autistic children at Xingyu School in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, April 1, 2013. The Xingyu School, offically opened to public in February this year, is a nine-year compulsory education school founded specifically for autistic children. It combines the characteristics of normal primary schools and autism rehabilitation centers, and provides both linguistic and behavior trainings to autistic children for their better intergration into the society in the future. (Xinhua/Lin Shanchuan)

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Fishing boats are anchored along the bank of the Xiangjiang River, in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, April 1, 2013. A three-month fishing ban on the main stream of the Xiangjiang River, linking Yongzhou City and Yueyang City of the province, began on the noon of April 1, in order to protect fishery resources and keep the bio-diversity of the river. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

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Citizens pay taxes for housing transaction at the Sixth Taxation Office of the Chaoyang District Local Taxation Bureau on the first working day after the Beijing government announced detailed property curbs in Beijing, capital of Beijing, April 1, 2013. The municipal government of Beijing on March 30 spelled out detailed rules aimed at cooling the property market following the central government's fresh regulatory plan earlier this month. Single adults with a permanent Beijing residence registration, who have not made purchases in the city before, are allowed to buy only one apartment, according to the announcement. Meanwhile, the city will raise down payments for second-home buyers and vow to strictly implement the 20-percent tax on capital gains from property sales. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

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Could you see some soccer mom in the US carrying those heavy baskets? NOT!!


People walk on an ancient floating bridge across the Gongjiang River in Ganzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, April 1, 2013. The wooden bridge, running 400 meters, is supported by some 100 floating boats anchored in a row. The bridge could date back to the time between 1163 and 1173 during the Song Dynasty, and has become a scene spot of the city. (Xinhua)

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A Boeing 777-300ER flying from Beijing arrives at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, March 31, 2013. Air China launched its second direct flight between Beijing and New York on Sunday, marking the company's biggest expansion in the U.S. There will be 11 flights plying between Beijing and New York each week and all of them are new Boeing 777-300ERs. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)


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Rescuers work at the site where a landslide hit one section of Chongqing-Guiyang Railway in southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 31, 2013. The landslide caused 2 trains off-the-line and 5 trains rechannel. (Xinhua/Zhou Tao)

Seek
04-01-2013, 09:37 AM
Those bridge pics remind me a lot of those classical chinese paintings which depicted life on the streets and traffic across bridges.

bd popeye
04-03-2013, 09:04 AM
Thanks for you comments Seek..

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Staff members are on duty monitoring water areas around Boao, south China's Hainan Province, April 3, 2013. A fleet of five marine surveillance ships will monitor maritime traffic safety, investigate maritime accidents, detect pollution, and carry out other missions around the clock during the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2013 in Hainan. (Xinhua/Zhao Yingquan)

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A ceremony is held by the Hainan Maritime Safety Administration in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province, April 3, 2013.

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Li Xiaoyan (L), commander of the 13th Escort Taskforce of the Chinese Navy, shakes hands with Liu Yuhe, Chinese Ambassador to Algeria, at the habour of Algiers, Algeria, on April 2, 2013. The 13th naval escort squad, sent by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, arrived at Algiers of Algeria on Tuesday for a four-day visit after finishing its escort missions. (Xinhua/Mohamed Kadri)

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Rescuers eat lunch amid snow at the site of a landslide that buried 83 miners in Maizhokunggar County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, April 1, 2013. By Monday afternoon, rescuers had retrieved 36 bodies from the site of the massive landslide, which struck a workers' camp of the Jiama Copper Polymetallic Mine around 6 a.m. on March 29, burying 83 workers and 11 pieces of machinery. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)

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Rescuers carry relief materials at the Babao Coal Mine in Jiangyuan District in the city of Baishan, northeast China's Jilin Province, April 1, 2013. Another coal-mine gas explosion left six people dead and 11 missing in the coal mine on Monday, three days after a similar blast killed 28 miners at the same site. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

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Smoke billows over the Zhangwan Farmers Market in Shiyan City, central China's Hubei Province, April 3, 2013. A fire broke out around 2:20 p.m. at the market and was put out later, leaving one person injured. (Xinhua)

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Firemen put out a fire at the Zhangwan Farmers Market in Shiyan City, central China's Hubei Province, April 3, 2013. The fire broke out around 2:20 p.m. at the market and was put out later, leaving one person injured. (Xinhua)

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Students visit the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders, in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiansu Province, April 3, 2013. Lots of citizens came here to mourn Nanjing Massacre victims on the occasion of Qingming Festival, or Tomb-Sweeping Day, which falls on April 4 this year. (Xinhua/Han Hua)

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Fu Xianxing, 70, a villager of Shichanggou Village, walks on cracks of dried-up field in Yongxing Town of Suining City in southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 2, 2013. A severe drought has lingered over Suining since last winter, causing shortage of drinking water in some towns of the city. (Xinhua/Zhong Min)

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Villagers carry water with buckets in the Hulu Village of Zizhong County in Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 3, 2013. A severe drought has lingered over most areas of Sichuan since last winter, leaving more than 2.6 million people short of drinking water. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

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An elder consults at the specially-established fever clinic at Hefei No. 1 Hospital in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, April 3, 2013. Authorities in some Chinese regions have ordered health institutions to step up monitoring of H7N9 bird flu as four more cases were reported Tuesday. The order comes after seven people in east China's Jiangsu Province and Shanghai have been been confirmed as being infected with the lesser-known H7N9 bird flu. (Xinhua/Yang Xiaoyuan)

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A tourist films vendors with a camera on a commerical street in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, April 3, 2013. Lhasa received 436,900 trips during the first quarter of this year, up 72.11 percent as compared to the same period of last year, with the tourism revenues up 35.05 percent year on year to 447 million yuan (about 72 million U.S. dollars). (Xinhua/Liu Kun)

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Passengers buy tickets at the Tianjian Railway Station in Tianjin Municipality, north China, April 3, 2013. The railway station witnessed a travel peak on Wednesday, ahead of the country's three-day holiday for tomb sweeping, which will start on April 4. (Xinhua/Zhang Chaoqun)

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Passengers wait to board on trains at the Tianjian Railway Station in Tianjin Municipality, north China, April 3, 2013. The railway station witnessed a travel peak on Wednesday, ahead of the country's three-day holiday for tomb sweeping, which will start on April 4. (Xinhua/Zhang Chaoqun)

ZeroZen
04-04-2013, 01:49 AM
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Oh Wow, Tiger (top right corner) got some faceoff flesh.

bd popeye
04-05-2013, 09:34 AM
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A memorial ceremony was held for 83 victims in the March 29 landslide in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Thursday, as rescuers continued their search for the remaining missing amid snowy weather. [Chinanews]

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| Women wearing face masks walk at the Bund along the Huangpu River in downtown Shanghai April 5, 2013. Chinese authorities were slaughtering birds at a poultry market in the financial hub Shanghai as the death toll from a new strain of bird flu mounted to six on Friday, spreading concern overseas and sparking a sell-off on Hong Kong's share market. All of the 14 reported infections from the H7N9 bird flu strain have been in eastern China and at least four of the dead are in Shanghai, a city of 23 million people and the showpiece of China's vibrant economy. *******/Aly Song

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A worker spays disinfectant liquid on to chicken cages at a wholesale market on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Shanghai, China. In a worrisome sign, a bird flu in China appears to have mutated so that it can spread to other animals, raising the potential for a bigger threat to people, scientists said Wednesday. (AP Photo)

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A woman looks at an electronic display showing the closing figure of the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, April 5, 2013. Hong Kong stocks fell, with the benchmark index dropping to its lowest level since November on concern an outbreak of bird flu that has killed six people in China may cause an epidemic. Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg via ***** Images

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Dockworkers gather and clap under a makeshift shelter during a strike outside Kwai Tsing container terminal 6 operated by Hong Kong International Terminals Ltd. in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Billionaire Li Ka-shing's Hongkong International Terminals Ltd. is losing customers as a strike by dockworkers causes a 20-fold increase in vessel berthing times at the world?s third-biggest container port. Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg via ***** Images

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Myanmar's President U Thein Sein during a welcoming ceremony held by President Xi Jinping for President U Thein Sein in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, April 5, 2013. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

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The combined photo taken on April 5, 2013 shows workers take encased live poultry out of the Sanguantang poultry and egg market in Shanghai, east China. The government of Shanghai Municipality said on Friday sales of live poultry will be suspended in the municipality from April 6 as the H7N9 strain of avian influenza has sickened 14 people and killed six. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

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A woman wearing a "peony hat" poses for pictures with poenies at a park in Luoyang, central China's Henan Province, April 5, 2013. Poeny hats made of paper or tough silk have become popular in Luoyang, which was once an imperial capital for 13 dynasties through the Chinese history and is famous for its poenies. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

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China's Guo Chuan celebrates after returning home in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, April 5, 2013.

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China's Guo Chuan passes a finish buoy on his boat in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, April 5, 2013. Guo sailed back home on Friday morning to become the first Chinese to successfully circumnavigate the globe singlehanded. Aboard his Class40 yacht, 48-year-old Guo travelled about 21,600 nautical miles in 138 days before he returned to his hometown of Qingdao, where he set off on November 18 last year. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

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China's Guo Chuan (1st L) celebrates with his family after returning home in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, April 5, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

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China's Guo Chuan (R Front) walks with his family after returning home in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, April 5, 2013.

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An officer (1st L) offers service for a family from Taiwan who returned to hometown for tomb-sweeping at Mawei Port, southeast China's Fujian Province, April 4, 2013. A green channel is set up during the Qingming Festival to facilitate people from Taiwan who returned to Mazu and Mawei in Fujian for tomb-sweeping and mourning for their deceased family members. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

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An officer from the China Immigration Inspection delivers a proposal for eco-friendly tomb-sweeping to a man from Taiwan in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, April 4, 2013.

bd popeye
04-07-2013, 02:20 PM
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Dandong (China), 07/04/2013.- Visitors walk past exhibits of military airplanes from the Korean war displayed at the Museum to Commemorate the War to Resist American Aggression and Aid Korea, in Dandong, Liaoning Province, China, 07 April 2013. Beijing had asked North Korea to protect the safety and interests of Chinese citizens and businesses in the country. EFE/EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

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A cleaner cleans a display case in a gallery showing photographs and sculptures of Chinese and North Korean soldiers in the Korean war at the Korean War Museum in Dandong, Liaoning Province, China, 07 April 2013.

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07/04/2013.- Chinese workers are seen on boats in a shipyard along the Yalu River bordering the North Korea town of Sinuiju, in the Hailong village of Dandong, Liaoning Province, China, 07 April 2013. Many of the vessels operate along the Yalu River between the North Korean and Chinese border and it is not uncommon for them to fly both, the Chinese and North Korean flags.

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A woman helps a child wearing a face mask as they walk close to a pigeon at People Square's, in Shanghai, China, on Saturday April 6, 2013. Shanghai has reported two more cases of human infection of a new strain of bird flu, raising the number of cases in eastern China to 20. Six of the people who contracted the virus have died. (AP Photo)

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07/04/2013.- Dock workers and their supporters march during their 11th day of strike in Hong Kong, China, 07 April 2013.

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Hong Kong (China), 07/04/2013.- Dock workers and their supporters hold pictures of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing as they protest outside the Cheung Kong Centre during their 11th day of strike in Hong Kong, China, 07 April 2013. The biggest strike the city has seen in six years has grown from an initial 170 workers to around 460, equivalent to about one-third of the stevedores working for the port operator, Hong Kong International Terminals (HIT), a subsidy of Hutchison controlled by Li Ka-shing, one of the world's richest men. The stevedores are demanding a 20-percent pay rise from HIT and the contractors it uses to employ them. The workers said they were given just one pay rise since 1997. EFE/EPA/JEROME FAVRE

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Traffic policewomen receives training in Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 2, 2013. Founded in April, 2011, the female detachment of local traffic police force includes 2 police officers and 28 auxiliary police officers, with an average age of 23. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

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A cargo ship sails under the Bayi Bridge across the Ganjiang River in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, April 7, 2013. The water level of the Ganjiang River in the Nanchang segment has risen to 18.53 meters by April 7 morning, five meters higher than half month earlier and two meters higher than the same period of last year, according to the Nanchang Hydrology Station. The local government has strengthened its flood surveillance and control. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

Wally1967
04-07-2013, 05:19 PM
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That's a lot of dents on siren speaker.

bd popeye
04-09-2013, 10:15 PM
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Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at the body of Yongding Tower in Fengtai district in Beijing, April 8, 2013. The body of Yongding Tower, an iconic building for the Ninth China (Beijing) International Garden Expo which will be held in May, catches fire in Fengtai district in Beijing at 3 pm on April 8, 2013[Wang Jing/chinadaily.com.cn]

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A "nail house" remains standing at a construction site in Gongqin village of Yichang city, Central China's Hubei province, April 8, 2013. A nail house is a Chinese term for homes whose owners refuse to move to make room for property development. Usually the homeowners can't come to an agreement with developers about compensation. Over the past year, power and water supplies to this house were repeatedly cut off in anonymous attacks at night. [Photo/CFP]

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People select tea at the 2013 China Tea Conference in Xinchang County, east China's Zhejiang Province, April 9, 2013. The conference, which kicked off on Thuesday, includes a series of cultural and commercial activities like forums and tea trade fairs. (Xinhua/Yuan Yun

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Experts perform tea ceremony at the 2013 China Tea Conference in Xinchang County, east China's Zhejiang Province, April 9, 2013. The conference, which kicked off on Thuesday, includes a series of cultural and commercial activities like forums and tea trade fairs. (Xinhua/Yuan Yun)

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A model presents a machine at the 7th China Jiangsu International Agricultural Machinery Fair in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, April 9, 2013. The three-day fair kicked off on Tuesday at Nanjing International Expo Centre. (Xinhua)

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People visit the 7th China Jiangsu International Agricultural Machinery Fair in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, April 9, 2013. The three-day fair kicked off on Tuesday at Nanjing International Expo Centre. (Xinhua/Wang Qiming)

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A Chinese artist paints a British taxi at a cruise for the "Great Britain" promotion event in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, April 8, 2013. Several British taxis set out from Shanghai and will stop at Hangzhou, Hefei and Nanjing during the three-day cruise. (Xinhua/Cao Dian)

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bd popeye
04-10-2013, 09:28 AM
Chrissie Chau poses for HIM magazine..NSFW or Wife!!! (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2013-04/10/content_28499084.htm)

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BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 10: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) speaks with New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on April 10, 2013 in Beijing, China. Keqiang is hosting a multi day forum welcoming leaders from Mexico, Peru, Kazakhstan, Algeria, Australia, New Zealand and Finland to strengthen diplomatic ties.

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BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 10: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks with Zambia's President Michael Sata during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on April 10, 2013 in Beijing, China. Keqiang is hosting a multi day forum welcoming leaders from Mexico, Peru, Kazakhstan, Algeria, Australia, New Zealand and Finland to strengthen diplomatic ties.

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Chinese Yuan bank notes are seen in a vendor's cash sack at a market in Beijing April 10, 2013. China's central bank and commercial banks bought 295.4 billion yuan ($47.63 billion) worth of foreign exchange on a net basis in February, according to a ******* calculation based on central bank data released on Wednesday. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 06: Robert Downey Jr. at premiere of movie Iron Man 3 on Saturday April 06, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Photo by TPG/***** Images)

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Chen Guangcheng, Chinese human rights activist, listens to questions relayed to him by his interpreter during an interview with AFP April 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chen, the most public foe of China's forced abortion policy, will speak before the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights later April 9. The hearing, 'Chen Guangcheng and Gao Zhisheng: Human Rights in China,' will focus on Beijing's dismal record of human rights abuses, something many politicians said would improve if the nation were granted permanent most favored nation trading status in 2001. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER

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Dock workers line up to collect lunch boxes during a strike outside Kwai Chung container terminal, which is operated by Hong Kong International Terminals Ltd., in Hong Kong April 10, 2013. Talks aimed at ending the two-week strike by hundreds of workers have begun on Wednesday, with workers demanding eight-hour workdays, a wage rise and longer meal breaks and rest periods, government radio reported. *******/Bobby Yip

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Dock workers stay in tents during a strike outside Kwai Chung container terminal, which is operated by Hong Kong International Terminals Ltd., in Hong Kong April 10, 2013.

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A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard outside the British embassy in Beijing after news of the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, on April 9, 2013. Thatcher was an 'outstanding' leader who wisely compromised over Hong Kong's future, Chinese state media said, although reactions to her death in the territory itself were mixed. The news of the former British prime minister's death at the age of 87 featured on the front-pages of most major Chinese newspapers, with the English-language China Daily also devoting the whole of its back page to her. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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Chinese star Wang Likun becomes Internet hit after diving show. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Firefighters try to put out a forest fire in Anning, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 9, 2013. The fire broke out around 1 p.m. (0500 GMT) in Anning City. Forest policemen and firefighters have been mobilized to quench the fire. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Armed soldiers take aim during an anti-terror drill in Shenzhen, April 9, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

bd popeye
04-11-2013, 09:08 AM
Red carpet of 2013 Huading Award (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-04/11/c_132300799.htm)

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BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 10: Alibobo Rakhmatullaev (L) of Bunyodkor challenges Zhang Xinxin (C) of Beijing Guoan during the AFC Champions League Group match between Bunyodkor and Beijing Guoan at Beijing Workers' Stadium on April 10, 2013 in Beijing, China. Bunyodkor won the match with a single goal.

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BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 10: Beijing Guoan fans support their team during the AFC Champions League Group match between Bunyodkor and Beijing Guoan at Beijing Workers' Stadium on April 10, 2013 in Beijing, China. Bunyodkor won the match with a single goal.

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A shipping container is craned to a containership at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province Wednesday, April 10, 2013. China reported higher import growth in March on Wednesday in a possible positive sign for its economic recovery but analysts said doubts about the accuracy of Beijing's data made it hard to draw conclusions. (AP Photo)

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By ChinaFotoPress
BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 10: Actor Super Wu and actress Tang Wei attend the press conference of 'Finding Mr.Right' on April 10, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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A vendor transfers live chickens to cages then wait for customers at the Kowloon City Market in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

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HONG KONG - APRIL 10: (CHINA OUT) Actress Han Ga In (C) and actor Lee Byung Hun arrive at the red carpet of 2013 Huading Awards Ceremony at Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre on April 10, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 11: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing signs autographs for fans during previews to the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 11, 2013 in Shanghai, China.

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Taiwan's Liao Liao-yi (R), the head of the Association of East Asian Relations shakes hands with Japan's Mitsuo Ohashi, head of the Interchange Association after a signing ceremony in Taipei on April 10, 2013. Taiwan and Japan arrived at a hard-won agreement on fishing rights near islands at the centre of a territorial row that has soured ties between Beijing and Tokyo, officials said. AFP PHOTO/ Sam Yeh

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Jiang Hanpeng (2nd R) and Lei Qingyang (1st R), both from Middle School Attached to Northern Jiaotong University, demonstrate Quad Motor Helicopter Tracking System on the 41st International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, in Palexpo of Geneva, Switzerland, April 10, 2013. Some 50 Chinese participants came to the exhibition to display their 23 objects of invention. (Xinhua/Wang Siwei)

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China's Myanmar-language expert professor Su Xiuyu (2nd L) visits orphans and students in a monastery in the outskirts of Yangon, April 11, 2013. Professor Su Xiuyu launched charity activities for the first time in Myanmar on Thursday under the name of "Professor Su-Xiuyu Fund", donating a large batch of rice and stationery and presenting Myanmar New Year gifts to orphans and pupils here. (Xinhua/U Aung)

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Visitors view a yacht model during the 18th China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS) at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai, east China, April 11, 2013. A total of 550 real boats from 500 exhibitors were displayed at the four-day-long CIBS that kicked off on Thursday. (Xinhua/Jin Xin)

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Two children play after school on a street in Beijing, April 10, 2013. [Photo/CFP]

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A girl does her homework while a pet dog watches in Fangshan district, Beijing, April 5, 2013. [Photo/CFP]

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A woman on a makeshift raft clears some of the floating rubbish in order to wash her clothes in a river in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, April 9, 2013. [Photo/CFP]

bd popeye
04-12-2013, 12:47 PM
Chrissie Chau poses for 'For Him' magazine...NSFW or Wife!! (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2013-04/11/content_28511943.htm)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits the People's Liberation Army Navy troops stationed in Sanya in south China's island province of Hainan after attending the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Hundreds of thousands of people in Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in Yunnan province participate in the Water Splashing Festival which falls on April 11-13 this year. The festival is in celebration of the New Year in the Dai people's calendar. During the festival, the Dai people, wearing colorful costumes, carry clean water first to the temples to wash the Buddha and then splash each other with water. It is a way of washing away the old year and ushering in the new

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A dried-up river bed is exposed in Yun county, Shiyan city of Central China's Hubei province, April 11, 2013. The water level at the Yun county section of the Han River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, has been declining mainly due to increased agricultural irrigation and less precipitation, adding to the poor navigation conditions in the upstream area. Local vessel traffic control authorities have taken a variety of measures to ensure marine safety. [Photo/CFP]

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Photo taken on April 11, 2013 shows the Shanghai Tower with the tops of traditonal buildings in the foreground, in east China's Shanghai Municipality.[Xinhua]

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The Shanghai Tower, which is under construction, has reached 501.3 meters, April 11, 2013. It will become China's tallest building after reaching 632 meters in height in 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Amazing!

14 year old schoolboy Guan Tianlang of China produced one of the loudest cheers of the day with his birdie at the 18th hole. Guan fied a 73 on his first round in Augusta. The 14-year-old amateur became the youngest player to ever compete in a PGA major.

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Models present costumes of the Miao ethnic group at the Guangxi Museum of Nationalities in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 12, 2013. A total of 210 set of traditional costumes of the Miao ethnic group went on display here on Friday. Costumes of the Miao ethnic group is well known for its fine craftsmanship, brilliant colors, various styles and rich cultural connotations. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)

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Combo photo shows models presenting of the Miao ethnic group at the Guangxi Museum of Nationalities in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 12, 2013

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Cyclists are seen at the Shaohua Mountain National Forest Park in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, April 12, 2013. Over 300 cyclists participated a campaign advocating low-carbon ecotourism by riding bikes here on Friday. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao)

bd popeye
04-13-2013, 11:16 AM
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Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Beijing, capital of China, April 13, 2013. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

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By Pool | ***** Images
BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 13: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with China's Premier Li Keqiang during a meeting at the Zhongnanhai compound on April 13, 2013 in Beijing, China. Kerry is on a tour of Asia, visiting South Korea, China and Japan and will discuss issues surrounding North Korea.

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By Feng Li | ***** Images
BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 13: Chinese tourists fed to waterfowl at Beijing Zoo on April 13, 2013 in Beijing, China. A seven year-old girl has been infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, the first such case in the Chinese capital, local health authorities said Saturday. Carrier pigeon hobbyists have been ordered to cage their birds. China reports 49 H7N9 bird flu cases with 11 deaths until April 13.

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By Lintao Zhang | ***** Images
BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 13: Vice President of Beijing Ditan Hospital, Cheng Jun speaks to the media about Beijing's first case of bird flu, on April 13, 2013 in Beijing, China. A seven year-old girl has been infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu. China reports 44 H7N9 bird flu cases with 11 deaths so far.

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Photo taken on April 13, 2013 shows a screen showing a seven-year-old girl, who was infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, receiving medical treatment in the Beijing Ditan Hospital, during a press conference held by the hospital in Beijing, capital of China. This was the first such case in the Chinese capital. The child is in stable condition. Two people who have had close contact with the child have not shown any flu symptoms, and the girl's parents were engaged in live poultry trading in a township of Shunyi District in Beijing's northeastern suburbs. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu)

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The residence of a seven-year-old girl infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu has been isolated in Gucheng Village of Shunyi District in Beijing, capital of China, April 13, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Zhen)

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Photos taken on April 13, 2013 shows the panda named "Hua Ao" at Yantai Zoo in Yantai City, east China's Shandong Province. The zoo splashed water for the two pandas"Qing Feng" and "Hua Ao" to keep them cool as the highest temperature in Yantai City reached 29 Celsius degree Saturday. (Xinhua/Shen Jizhong)

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Firefighters put out the fire at the accident site after an explosion ripped through a warehouse of a chemical factory in the Dongxihu District of Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei Province, April 13, 2013. The casualties were unknown. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

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An exhibitor shows a Hi-Fi loudspeaker from a Taiwanese manufacturer at the 10th Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) in south China's Hong Kong, April 13, 2013. The four-day fair, which kicked off on Saturday, attracted 3,250 enterprises from 24 countries and regions. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaowei)

bd popeye
04-16-2013, 11:12 PM
My condolences go out to the all the families of the explosion in Boston.

Third victim in Boston blasts identified as Chinese (http://english.sina.com/china/2013/0416/582508.html)

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bd popeye
04-17-2013, 09:17 AM
17C does not registrar with many Americans..lets see I'll use my handy dandy conversion calculator..that's 62F. Right now here in Cedar Rapids Iowa it's 41F or 5C with thunderstorms. Nice April.

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BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 17: A seven-year-old girl, who was confirmed as Beijings first H7N9 bird flu case, is discharged from Beijing Ditan Hospital on April 17, 2013 in Beijing, China. China has reported 77 H7N9 bird flu cases in the country, with 16 deaths.. (Photo by Lintao Zhang)

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A postgraduate student at the medical school of Shanghai Fudan University died Tuesday after drinking water allegedly poisoned by his roommate. [Photo/QQ.com]

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By Feng Li

BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 16: Models show the trophy of Tiantan Award during the opening ceremony of the 3rd Beijing International Film Festival at the Temple of Heaven Park on April 16, 2013 in Beijing, China. Beijing International Film Festival will add a new competition sector, namely Tiantan Award this year.



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A group of Chinese workers watch a television by a road in Beijing on April 16, 2013. Growth in China slowed to 7.7 percent in the first quarter, data showed on April 15, below forecasts and fueling fears a recent pick-up in the world's number-two economy is faltering on weak overseas demand. AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO

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BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 16: (CHINA OUT) Chinese people light candles to mourn for the victims of the Boston Marathon explosion at Olympic Forest Park on April 16, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress )

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Dockworkers hold banners as they shout slogans outside the Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Port contractors at Li Ka-shing?s Hongkong International Terminals Ltd. offered higher wages to dockworkers in a bid to resolve their three-week strike as workers took their protest to the billionaire?s Cheung Kong Center building. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

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Rescuers take part in a rescue mission after a quake in southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 17, 2013. Nine people have been slightly injured after a 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan on Wednesday morning. The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at 9:45 a.m., was located in the border area between Eryuan and Yangbi counties, with a depth of 11 km. (Xinhua)

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Classmates of injured Chinese student Zhou Danling arrive at the Boston Medical Center in Boston, the United States, April 16, 2013. Zhou, who was injured during the Boston marathon blasts, turned into better condition from critical one after receiving two surgeries. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Chinese Vice Counselor-General Zhong Ruiming (R) of the Chinese Consulate General in New York helps local Chinese people contact with their relatives and friends at the Boston Medical Center in Boston, the United States, April 16, 2013. Chinese student Zhou Danling, who was injured during the Boston marathon blasts, turned into better condition from critical one after receiving two surgeries. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Chinese Vice Counselor-General Zhong Ruiming (R) of the Chinese Consulate General in New York shows words written by injured Chinese student Zhou Danling at the Boston Medical Center in Boston, the United States, April 16, 2013.

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A vehicle lies flipped on one side on the ground after a tornado in Liuzhou, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 17, 2013. At least six people were injured and dozens of houses destroyed when a tornado swept through parts of Guangxi on Wednesday morning. The storm hit Qixing District, Guilin City and Rongan County, Liuzhou City at around 5 a.m., local meteorological authorities said. Relief work is under way in the affected areas. (Xinhua/Tan Kaixing)

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Jiang Yuanxun, an expert in tea making, tests the quality of the black tea at a tea company in a natural reserve of the Wuyi Mountain, southeast China's Fujian Province, April 16, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)

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A woman attempting suicide is saved at the Ziguang Development Building in Chaoyang district, Beijing Wednesday afternoon. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

ChiCom Redneck
04-19-2013, 06:38 PM
199694

Boylston St, Boston

bd popeye
04-20-2013, 09:28 AM
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By ChinaFotoPress
YA'AN, CHINA - APRIL 20: Rubble from a collapsed building blocks a pavement as people and cars make their way along a street following a strong earthquake hit Southwest China's Sichuan Province on April 20, 2013 in Ya'an, Sichuan Province of China. The devastating earthquake hit the region in the morning claiming over 100 lives and injuring thousands.

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Chinese Primer Li Keqiang (C) arrives in Longmen township, an area very close to the epicenter of a shallow earthquake at magnitude 7.0 that hit the city of Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20, 2013. More than 100 people were killed and 3,000 injured when a strong earthquake shook southwest China on April 20, wrecking homes and triggering landslides in an area devastated by a major tremor in 2008. AFP PHOTO

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FUZ05. Lushan (China), 20/04/2013.- People pass by a road of which the base has collapsed in Lushan county in southwest China's Sichuan province 20 April 2013. A powerful earthquake jolted the province on the morning of 20 April 2013, killing at least 82 people with thousands injured. EFE/EPA/LI TU CHINA OUT

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In this photo provided by China's official Xinhua News Agency, people gather on a street to avoid aftershocks of an earthquake, in Shifang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013. People were killed Saturday when a powerful earthquake jolted China's Sichuan province near the same area where a devastating quake struck five years ago, with state media warning the casualty toll could climb sharply. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Zhang Xiaoli)

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In this photo provided by China's official Xinhua News Agency, a giant rock blocks the road, about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) from the county seat of Lushan in Ya'an city, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013. A powerful earthquake jolted China's Sichuan province Saturday near where a devastating quake struck five years ago. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Hai Mingwei)

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n this photo provided by China's official Xinhua News Agency, students gather outside their school buildings to avoid aftershocks of an earhtquake, in Dazhou, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013. People were killed Saturday when a powerful earthquake jolted China's Sichuan province near the same area where a devastating quake struck five years ago, with state media warning the casualty toll could climb sharply. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Deng Liangkui)

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People try to get across a road blocked by a landslide following a powerful earthquake in Lushan county in southwest China's Sichuan province Saturday, April 20, 2013.

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n this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, buildings are destroyed by a powerful earthquake at Gucheng village of Longmen Township of Lushan County in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013.

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Residents rest outside damaged houses in Longmen township, an area very close to the epicenter of a shallow earthquake at magnitude 7.0 that hit the city of Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20, 2013. More than 100 people were killed and 3,000 injured when a strong earthquake shook southwest China on April 20, wrecking homes and triggering landslides in an area devastated by a major tremor in 2008. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO

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| This aerial photo released by China's Xinhua news agency shows destroyed houses after a powerful earthquake hit Taiping town of Lushan County in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013

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Rescuers sit on ruins of a house in Longmen township, an area very close to the epicenter of a shallow earthquake at magnitude 7.0 that hit the city of Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20, 2013. The death toll from this earthquake on April 20 in China's southwestern Sichuan province has reached 100 with more than 2,000 others injured, government officials said. AFP PHOTO

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Rescuers gather to rescue a child to safety from her collapsed home after an earthquake hit Ya'an City in Lushan county, southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20, 2013. More than 100 people were killed and 3,000 injured when a strong earthquake shook southwest China on April 20, wrecking homes and triggering landslides in an area devastated by a major tremor in 2008. CHINA AFP PHOTO

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A rescuer carries a child to safety after she was pulled out of her collapsed home after an earthquake hit Ya'an City in Lushan county, southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20, 2013.

bd popeye
04-20-2013, 09:51 AM
http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2013-04/19/content_28589934.htm

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2013-04/18/content_16418519.htm

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Anchorwoman Chen Ying of Ya'an TV, who was getting married when the earthquake hit, reports in her wedding gown from the street. [Photo by Chengdu Economic Daily via Sina weibo]

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A woman walks past tents outside Cheung Kong Center at Hong Kong's financial Central district April 19, 2013. More than 200 striking dock workers camped outside the headquarters Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing since Wednesday, pressing demands for a pay rise at a port operated by the tycoon that has disrupted traffic in the world's third-largest container port. *******/Bobby Yip

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Protesting dock workers chant slogans during a rally under heavy rain outside Cheung Kong Center at Hong Kong's financial Central district April 19, 2013.

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A train pulls out of Chengdu Railway Station in Chengdu, capital of the quake-hit southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 20, 2013. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya'an City in Sichuan at 8:02 a.m. Saturday Beijing Time. The Chengdu railway bureau stopped all 82 running trains under administration as soon as the quake happened. The railway traffic was restored at 2:46 p.m. Saturday Beijing Time. At least 113 people were confirmed dead in the quake by far. (Xinhua/Cao Ning)

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Passengers enter Chengdu Railway Station after the railway traffic restored in Chengdu, capital of the quake-hit southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 20, 2013.

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A woman views her newly-born baby in the quake-hit Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 20, 2013. The baby was born in an ambulance in Ya'an, almost two hours after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya'an City on Saturday. (Xinhua/Wang Dan)

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A fireboat works to extinguish fire on the upper decks of a leisure boat on fire in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, April 20, 2013. Passengers on board were evacuated and no casualties were reported. The fire has been under control as of press time. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

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Chinese policemen are fully prepared to start off to carry out the joint anti-drug campaign on the Mekong River at the Guanlei Port in Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 20, 2013. It is the ninth joint action of China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand since a joint statement on the river's safety by the four nations dated Oct. 31, 2011. The Mekong river is a major Southeast Asian trading route, where narcotics crimes continue to rage. (Xinhua/Wang Dingbin)

braveheartnju
04-20-2013, 01:47 PM
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pray all of them, thanks for you great pics

bd popeye
04-20-2013, 03:26 PM
Thank you.. no need to re-post all the pix.. the mods do not like that..

The rescue efforts continue

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By Lam Yik Fei | ***** Images

CHENGDU, CHINA - APRIL 21: A solder stand near the army truck at Lushan after a magnitude 7 earthquake hit in the Sichuan Province on April 21, 2013 in Chengdu, China. The devastating earthquake hit the region in the morning claiming over 100 lives and injuring thousands.

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CHENGDU, CHINA - APRIL 21: Residents sleep outdoor in Lushan after a magnitude 7 earthquake hit in the Sichuan Province on April 21, 2013 in Chengdu, China. The devastating earthquake hit the region in the morning claiming over 100 lives and injuring thousands.

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A man holds an injured child at the Lushan People's hospital after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the city of Ya'an, in southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20, 2013. More than 150 people were killed and 5,700 injured when a strong earthquake hit a mountainous part of southwestern China on April 20, destroying thousands of homes and triggering landslides in an area devastated by a major tremor in 2008. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON

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An injured woman is carried into Lushan People's hospital on a stretcher after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Lushan county, Sichuan Province on April 20, 2013.

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Rescue workers walk across a bridge to a damaged area in Qingren township in Lushan county after a shallow earthquake at magnitude 7.0 hit the city of Ya'an, in southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20, 2013

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, residents stand outside their house damaged by an earthquake in Longmen Township, Lushan County, Ya'an City of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013. The powerful earthquake struck the steep hills of Sichuan province Saturday, nearly five years after a devastating quake wreaked widespread damage across the region. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Zhang Xiaoli)

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, rescuers save an injured woman after an earthquake hit Baosheng Township in Lushan County, Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013.

bd popeye
04-20-2013, 03:44 PM
More Sichuan earthquake of 2013 pix of the damage, rescue, recovery and evacuation efforts.

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Kaiser Prussotroll
04-20-2013, 03:51 PM
pray all of them, thanks for you great pics

Seriously, don't quote a post with a dozen huge images.

Anyway, RIP to the victims.

bd popeye
04-21-2013, 02:23 PM
There are so many earthquake photos to sort through. Too many

Gents please follow these links for Sichuan earthquake photos.

Image Detail for - Over 150 Dead, Thousands Injured As Strong Earthquake Hits Sichuan Province (http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A0PDoKxYJnRRjEAAJ_.JzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBycGhuNzU5BHNlYwNkZC1pbWctc3VtLTEEc2xrA2xhdHN1bQ--?w=1024&prtnr=*****&h=1541&imgurl=d3.yimg.com%2Fsr%2Fimg%2F1%2F9c0f4d3b-f103-3934-8201-73158f7a4c7c&size=421KB+%7C+3+hours+ago&p=Sichuan+province+China&ni=96&no=1&tt=Over+150+Dead%2C+Thousands+Injured+As+Strong+Earthquake+Hits+Sichuan+Province&sigi)

China - Photos - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/china.htm)

bd popeye
04-21-2013, 03:32 PM
Military & para-military earthquake relief efforts in China.

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Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang (C) greets rescuers during an inspection tour to Taiping Town in quake-hit Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 21, 2013. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

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An injured man is carried to an ambulance in Baosheng Township, Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 21, 2013. Baosheng Township is another seriously affected area in Lushan. Search and rescue work continued here Sunday, and the work for restoring roads and communications are conducted in the pipelines. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

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A staff member guides a vehicle to pass the dangerous section in the quake-hit Baoxing County, in southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 21, 2013. After two days of work, traffic was preliminarily restored on Sunday on a quake-damaged section of the S210 highway that connects the isolated Baoxing County with neighboring Lushan County, the epicenter of the quake. More rescue and relief supplies have been transported to the county through the highway. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

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Armed police hydropower troops operate a bulldozer to repair a road leading to Baosheng Township, a worst quake-hit area, in Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 21, 2013.

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Soldiers run through a landslide area in severely-hit Baosheng Town of Lushan County in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 21, 2013. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Lushan County on April 20. (Xinhua/Liu Jinhai)

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A soldier carries an elderly woman to safety zone in severely-hit Baosheng Town of Lushan County in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 21, 2013. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Lushan County on April 20. (Xinhua/Liu Jinhai)

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Soldiers arrive in the severely-hit Taiping Town of Lushan County in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 21, 2013. The road linking Longmen and Baosheng was reopened on Sunday, making the life passage for Taiping Town and Baosheng Town open. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Lushan County on April 20. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

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A rescue dog arrives at the Xinjin Service Area on the Chengdu-Ya'an Highway with members of the Ramunion Rescue from Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, after 22-hour drive, in Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 21, 2013. Six members of the Hangzhou Outdoors Emergency Rescue Team arrived in the earthquake-hit Ya'an City after driving for consecutive 22 hours on Sunday. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

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Dong Jiayue, only female member of the Ramunion Rescue, a rescue team from Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, wears protective clothing at the Xinjin Service Area on the Chengdu-Ya'an Highway after 22-hour drive in Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 21, 2013.

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Photo taken on April 20, 2013 shows the accident site where a rescue car from Chengdu Military Region falls off a cliff into a river in southwest China's Sichuan Province. Two of the 17 soldiers in the car have died by 11:30 p.m. Saturday Beijing Time. A total of 156 people have been killed in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan's Lushan as of 8:50 p.m. Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Administration. (Xinhua)

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Rescuers carry out a soldier saved from a rescue car from Chengdu Military Region which falls off a cliff into a river in southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 20, 2013.

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A woman gives medical treatment to a soldier saved from a rescue car from Chengdu Military Region which falls off a cliff into a river in southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 20, 2013.

bd popeye
04-22-2013, 02:36 PM
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Photo taken on April 22, 2013 shows the sports field of a middle school in the quake-hit Baoxing County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. Over 2,000 victims have been settled here so far. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

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A child plays at a makeshift settlement in Lingguan Township in Baoxing County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Lushan County of Ya'an in the morning on April 20. Baixing is one of seriously affected areas. (Xinhua/Wang Jianmin)

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Villagers have lunch in Yuxi Primary School served as an evacuation settlement in the quake-hit Yuxi Village, Baosheng Township, Lushan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013. Over 40 displaced villagers lived in makeshift tents in the settlement where they helped each other to overcome difficulties together. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

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A villager sprays vermifuge to a tent in Yuxi Primary School served as an evacuation settlement in the quake-hit Yuxi Village, Baosheng Township, Lushan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013.

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Four-year-old girl Du Xinrui has lunch at a temporary settlement site in the quake-hit Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Hongxiang)

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Boys play chess at a temporary settlement in the quake-hit Baoxing County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

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Girls play outside a tent at a temporary settlement in the quake-hit Baoxing County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

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A woman carries bottles of water at a temporary settlement site in the quake-hit Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013. The water and power supply were suspended after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Lushan County on April 20 morning. Rescue organizations are using water purification equipment to provide drinking water for affected local residents. (Xinhua/Li Jian)

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One-and-a-half-year-old Wang Xiuhan waits for lunch at a temporary settlement in the quake-hit Baoxing County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

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People carry drinking water to a temporary settlement site in the quake-hit Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013. The water and power supply were suspended after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Lushan County on April 20 morning. Rescue organizations are using water purification equipment to provide drinking water for affected local residents. (Xinhua/Li Jian)

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Workers make tents for disaster relief at a company in Deqing County in east China's Zhejiang Province, April 22, 2013. The first 500 tents made by the company are to be sent to southwest China's Sichuan Province, where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Lushan County of Ya'an City in the morning on April 20. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

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Photos taken on April 21, 2013 shows damage in the quake-hit areas of southwest China's Sichuan Province. The village suffered severe damage in the earthquake as most of the houses were built by villagers and couldn't endure quake. (Xinhua/Xu Qiang)

bd popeye
04-23-2013, 09:49 AM
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| Customers try 24K gold bracelets inside a jewellery store at Hong Kong's Mongkok district April 23, 2013. Local and specially mainland Chinese buyers have been crowding jewellery shops throughout the territory to buy gold since its biggest price drop in decades last week, local media reported. *******/Bobby Yip

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Security guards stand in front of the residence of tycoon Li Ka-shing, before the arrival of protesting dock workers and their families in Hong Kong April 21, 2013. Around 400 striking dock workers have been on strike for three weeks outside a container terminal and the headquarters of Li, pressing demands for a pay rise at a port operated by him that has disrupted traffic in the world's third-largest container port, according to local media. *******/Bobby Yip

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Medical workers take care of a newborn boy in a tent functioned as temporary hospital in quake-hit Taiping Township of Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 23, 2013. The newborn baby was named Chen Qirui, and both mother and baby were fine. The boy's mother Yang Yan, a 20-year-old woman, and father Chen Wei arrived at the hospital in the early morning on Tuesday, after taking a long journey for over three hours from their home in Xingmin Village of the Taiping Township. This was the fourth day after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Lushan County on April 20. (Xinhua/Chen Cheng)

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Yang Yan, a 20-year-old new mother, kisses her newborn son in a tent functioned as temporary hospital in quake-hit Taiping Township of Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 23, 2013. Both mother and baby were fine.

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Liu Li, a villager of Luyang Township of Lushan County, is seen with her newborn baby girl Zhang An in the quake-hit Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013. Liu Li gave birth to the baby girl Zhang An on Monday night. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Lushan County on April 20, leaving at least 192 people dead and 23 missing. More than 11,000 people were injured. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

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Rescuers transfer an injured elderly woman to take helicopter in quake-hit Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013.

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Rescuers convey food sent by a helicopter in quake-hit Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013.

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Villagers carrying disaster relief supplies walk in the mountain in quake-hit Shifeng Village of Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013. The road linking the Shifeng Village with the outside had been destroyed by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on April 20. Local villagers set up a 300-member group to climb mountains to get relief supplies outside and then return to the village. Over 40 tonnes of materials had been transported and distributed to over 2,000 villagers. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

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A woman and a youg girl wash their hands after getting up in the morning at a temporary settlement for quake-affected people in Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 23, 2013.

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A man settles a tent at a temporary settlement for quake-affected people in Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 23, 2013.

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Gao Rui (R) checks the computer found in the ruins of his home at quake-hit Gucheng Village of Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 22, 2013. Gao's grandfather died in the earthquake.

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Students of Yao ethnic group read classic works during an event to mark the World Book and Copyright Day in Hezhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 23, 2013. (Xinhua/Liao Zuping)

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Visitors pose with soldiers on the frigate Huangshan of the 13th naval escort squad sent by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy at the Toulon harbour in France, April 23, 2013. The 13th convoy fleet including the frigates Huangshan and Hengyang and the supply ship Qinghaihu arrive in Toulon, France on Tuesday, beginning a five-day visit to the country. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

bd popeye
04-24-2013, 09:36 AM
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Rescuers work at the accident site after a passenger vehicle rear-ended a truck at an expressway in Yancheng City, east China's Jiangsu Province, April 24, 2013. A fire broke out after the rear-end collision occurred, killing all the 8 people in the passenger vehicle.(Xinhua/Zhou Chenyang)

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A woman walks past an advertisement at a gas station in Xuyi County, east China's Jiangsu Province, April 24, 2013. China will cut the retail prices of gasoline by 395 yuan (63.91 U.S. dollars) per tonne and diesel by 400 yuan (64.72 U.S.dollars) per tonne starting Thursday, making the biggest plummet in the latest 9 months. (Xinhua/Zhou Haijun)

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Quake-affected students attend a class after moving to the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 24, 2013. The students, who will take part in the college entrance exam this summer, came from Lushan Middle School in Lushan County, which was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on April 20. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)

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Tian Tian (C) chats with her classmate before resuming lessons at a temporary shelter functioned as a classroom of the Lushan Middle School in quake-hit Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 24, 2013. Some students of the middle school, who will take part in the college entrance exam this summer, have moved to the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, to resume their lessons. The rest students in other grades of the middle school attended classes at temporary shelters on Wednesday. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Lushan County on April 20. (Xinhua/Zhang Hongxiang)

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Students attend a psychological counseling class before resuming their study at the Baoxing Middle School in quake-hit Baoxing County, Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 24, 2013. Nearly 180 students, who will take part in the college entrance exam this summer, resumed their classes on Wednesday. A psychological counseling lesson was specially arranged for them as the first class after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on April 20. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

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An airplane is injected aviation biofuel at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, east China, April 24, 2013. Sinopec, China's top oil refiner, announced the success of the first test flight powered by the company's newly developed aviation biofuel product on Wednesday. An Airbus A320 owned by China Eastern Airlines landed at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport on Wednesday morning after completing an 85-minute journey using Sinopec's aviation biofuel, the company said. The biofuel made of palm oil and recycled cooking oil was produced by Sinopec Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Company. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)

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A ceremony is held to celebrate the test flight of an airplane using aviation biofuel at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, east China, April 24, 2013. Sinopec, China's top oil refiner, announced the success of the first test flight powered by the company's newly developed aviation biofuel product on Wednesday. An Airbus A320 owned by China Eastern Airlines landed at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport on Wednesday morning after completing an 85-minute journey using Sinopec's aviation biofuel, the company said. The biofuel made of palm oil and recycled cooking oil was produced by Sinopec Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Company. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)

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Zhang's courtyard, a century-old courtyard located in Longmen Town of Lushan County in Southwest China's Sichuan, has managed to pull through the major quake of April 20. Seven families, who lived here before, have now resumed normal life. The courtyard is constructed of tiles and timber. Zhang Dajin, one family member, told reporters, "This courtyard was built during the Tongzhi era of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). It lost nothing but a few tiles in the quake." [Photo/Xinhua]

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Children salute passing vehicles carrying rescuers and volunteers as they hold cardboards with messages of gratitude, after Saturday's earthquake, in Lushan county, Sichuan province April 23, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]

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A rescue soldier smiles while holding a bowl of rice in the quake-hit Lingguan township, Sichuan province, April 21, 2013. [Photo by Qiu Haiying/Asianewsphoto]

bd popeye
04-26-2013, 08:44 AM
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A Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying a high-definition earth observation satellite "Gaofen-1" and other three small satellites made by Ecuador, Argentina and Turkey as well as two satellite splitters from the Netherlands blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province, April 26, 2013. China successfully sent high-definition earth observation satellite "Gaofen-1" into space at 12:13 p.m. Beijing time on April 26. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

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CHINA, BEIJING - APRIL 25: The partner of the French president, Valerie Trierweiler (L), and the wife of the Chinese president Peng Liyuan (front, C) watch as the leaders review an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the Peopleon April 25, 2013 in Beijing, China. Hollande has begun a two-day trade visit to China, bringing with him a large French trade delegation.

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A woman washes her hair on a street in the outskirts of Beijing April 26, 2013. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A worker sorts waste plastic bottles at a recycling centre in the outskirts of Beijing April 26, 2013.

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By ED JONES | AFP

People gather outside a food stall in Beijing on April 26, 2013.

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People watch as a beggar walks along a traditional Chinese 'hutong' alleyway in Beijing on April 26, 2013.

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BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 25: Models get ready backstage before the Art School Northeast Dianli University Graduates Show on the second day of China Graduate Fashion Week at 751D.PARK Workshop on April 25, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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A rescue robot enters ruins to carry out search task in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 23, 2013. The deformable robot, created by Shenyang Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences, has been put into use in assisting the search tasks during the Lushan Earthquake. (Xinhua)

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Customers browse polo t-shirts during the opening of Fast Retailing Co.'s Uniqlo Lee Theatre flagship store in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, April 26, 2013. Operating profit for the overseas Uniqlo business rose 40 percent for the six months ended February, while declining 4.5 percent in Japan amid a price cut. Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg via ***** Images

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An overseas Chinese donates for the Chinese quake victims in Sofia, Bulgaria, April 25, 2013. Overseas Chinese in Bulgarian offered 41,030 Lev (about 2,7400 U.S. dollars) in donation to help the earthquake relief in southwest China's Sichuan Province. (Xinhua/Liu Zai)

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Girls eat breakfast at a temporary settlement for quake-affected people in Lushan Middle School in Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 26, 2013. A 7.0-magnitude jolted Lushan County on April 20. (Xinhua/Li Wen)

bd popeye
04-26-2013, 08:50 AM
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http://i.imgur.com/5RVPjD9.png (http://imgur.com/5RVPjD9)

bd popeye
04-29-2013, 09:04 AM
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Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with winners of the title "Model Workers" at the office of the All China Federation of Trade Unions, ahead of International Workers' Day, in Beijing, capital of China, April 28, 2013. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

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Photos taken on April 29, 2013 shows the scene of a memorial meeting for the 15 community workers and police officers who died during a terrorist clash on April 23 in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. During a commendation meeting held on Monday, the regional Communist Party of China (CPC) committee and government posthumously awarded the 15 individuals each as a "regional anti-terrorist hero," seven of whom were also posthumously awarded as a "regional outstanding CPC member". (Xinhua/Zhang Huawei)

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Photo taken on April 27, 2013 shows the fire in Huqiu District of Suzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province. A fire that broke out in a street shop on Saturday night in Suzhou has left eight people dead and two others injured, local police said Sunday. (Xinhua/Zhu Guigen)

http://i.imgur.com/SK5cDLp.jpg (http://imgur.com/SK5cDLp)


Passengers line up as they wait to enter Shanghai Railway Station in Shanghai, east China, April 28, 2013. China sees a travel rush around the country as the three-day May First national holiday comes around the corner. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

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Passengers wait to board their trains in the Shanghai Railway Station in Shanghai, east China, April 28, 2013. China sees a travel rush around the country as the three-day May First national holiday comes around the corner. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

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A woman tastes tea at the 6th Guangxi Nanning Spring Tea Fair in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 29, 2013. The five-day fair kicked off on Sunday. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)

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An exhibitor prepares tea for customers at the 6th Guangxi Nanning Spring Tea Fair in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 29, 2013. The five-day fair kicked off on Sunday. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)

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The combined photo taken on April 29, 2013 shows sand sculptures along the beach in Nanhai New District in Wendeng City, east China's Shandong Province. The 2,500-meter-long sand sculpture group attracted many tourists on Monday, the first day of the three-day Labor Day holiday. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)

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People walk past sand sculptures along the beach in Nanhai New District in Wendeng City, east China's Shandong Province, April 29, 2013. The 2,500-meter-long sand sculpture group attracted many tourists on Monday, the first day of the three-day Labor Day holiday. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)

Cross-culture costume parade held in Shanghai's high school - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-04/28/c_132347831.htm)

http://i.imgur.com/CN8PbOI.jpg (http://imgur.com/CN8PbOI)


Two teachers dressed as an ancient Chinese couple pose for a photo during a costume parade in Tianyuan High School in Shanghai, east China, April 28, 2013. Teachers and students of the school dressed themselves as various real and fictional figures for a cross-culture costume parade here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Lai Xinlin)

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Sports fans Wu Zemin (L), 13, and Zhang Jie, 12, pose for a photo in a resettlement site for earthquake victims in Lushan county, Southwest China's Sichuan province. Photo taken on April 25. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Mao Tianai, 4, is seen in a resettlement site for earthquake victims in Lushan county, Southwest China's Sichuan province. Photo taken on April 26. [Photo/Xinhua]

http://i.imgur.com/zBqpCDm.jpg (http://imgur.com/zBqpCDm)


Yang Ruyi, 9, rests in a tent in Lushan county, Southwest China's Sichuan province. Photo taken on April 25. [Photo/Xinhua]

63-year-old man knows his way around a bike |chinadaily.com.cn (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2013-04/17/content_16416221.htm)

http://i.imgur.com/nvn5CRx.jpg (http://imgur.com/nvn5CRx)


Wang Shichun, 63, performs bike riding skills at Laodong Park, Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province on April 15. [Photo by Sun Hai/Asianewsphoto]

Seek
04-29-2013, 01:37 PM
is it friday already? p-)

bd popeye
04-29-2013, 01:48 PM
is it friday already? p-)

Nope.. In this thread I post them when I see them!;)

Wally1967
04-29-2013, 08:16 PM
Photos taken on April 29, 2013 shows the scene of a memorial meeting for the 15 community workers and police officers who died during a terrorist clash on April 23 in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. During a commendation meeting held on Monday, the regional Communist Party of China (CPC) committee and government posthumously awarded the 15 individuals each as a "regional anti-terrorist hero," seven of whom were also posthumously awarded as a "regional outstanding CPC member". (Xinhua/Zhang Huawei)

during a terrorist clash <--Huh thought it just a riot?

bd popeye
04-30-2013, 09:26 AM
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By MARK RALSTON | AFP | ***** Images
Two elderly men wait for customers at their bicycle rental business at Houhai Lake in Beijing on April 29, 2013.

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By MARK RALSTON | AFP | ***** Images | 1 day ago
A Chinese woman carries a load of scrap metal from a building site on her tricycle in Beijing on April 29, 2013.

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By MARK RALSTON | AFP | ***** Images
Chinese tourists stand in front of a portrait of revolutionary leader Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on April 29, 2013.

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Beijing (China), 29/04/2013.- Representatives of various Taiwan companies promote their products including fitness equipment to local residents in Beijing, China, 29 April 2013. The event was staged by Taiwan trade organizations aiming to build awareness of a range of products from electronics to household utensils. EFE/EPA/ADRIAN BRADSHAW

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By Bloomberg ***** Images
A Chow Sang Sang Holdings International Ltd. employee shows a gold chain to customers at the company's jewelry store in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Chow Sang Sang said that jewelry sales at its 44 shops in Hong Kong more than doubled in the two weeks ended April 27 from a year ago. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg via ***** Images

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By Bloomberg ***** Images
Pedestrians cross the street in front of a Chanel SA store in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

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Dancers perform during the 2013 B-BOY Shanghai break-dancing competition in Shanghai April 27, 2013. Now in its seventh year running, the competition is considered China's most important hip hop festival, where dance crews from all over the world, including Russia and Korea, compete in front of a panel of international guest judges. Picture taken April 27, 2013. *******/Carlos Barria

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By PETER PARKS AFP ***** Images
Worshippers pay their respects to the long-serving bishop of Shanghai's state-run Catholic church, Aloysius Jin Luxian, inside St. Ignatius Cathedral in Shanghai on April 28, 2013. 96 year-old Jin died of an unspecified illness on April 26 at a Shanghai hospital, the Shanghai government said in a brief statement, raising questions over who will succeed him. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

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Workers build prefabricated houses on the play ground of the middle school of Taiping Village in Lushan County of Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 30, 2013. The earthquake hitting Lushan on April 20 has damaged the buildings of 357 schools in Ya'an, disturbing the teaching activities in 329 middle and primary schools. Local people built prefabricated houses for the school children to continue their lessons in recent days. (Xinhua/Jin Liangkuai

http://i.imgur.com/YDPnAAk.jpg (http://imgur.com/YDPnAAk)


People wade through a flooded road in Guilin of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 30, 2013. Heavy rainfall hit many places in Guangxi on April 29 and 30. (Xinhua/Zhao Jiazhi)

http://i.imgur.com/FSNGLC7.jpg (http://imgur.com/FSNGLC7)


A fisherman clears sundries in floods in Taibai Town of Wuyuan County, east China's Jiangxi Province, April 30, 2013. Many parts of Jiangxi witnessed heavy rainfall on April 29. (Xinhua/Hu Dunhuang)

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One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion that occurred Tuesday morning at a university in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, university sources said.

The explosion occurred at 9 a.m. in a disused laboratory at the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, destroying the lab and shattering windows in nearby homes, according to the municipal fire department.

The university said the explosion occurred while the lab was being demolished by a construction crew.

Rescue efforts are under way and the cause of the explosion is being investigated, local police said.

bd popeye
05-01-2013, 12:42 PM
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By MARK RALSTON | AFP | ***** Images
A couple ride their scooter as China celebrates the Labor Day holiday in Beijing on May 1, 2013.

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A female climber scales the face of a mountain as another prepares at Baihe Valley on the outskirts of Miyun County, in Beijing, April 30, 2013. Climbing is increasingly gaining popularity as a sport in Beijing. *******/Jason Lee

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Chinese tourists ride a speedboat on a canal as China celebrates the Labour Day holiday in Beijing on May 1, 2013. China is celebrating the May 1 Golden Week holiday which sees over 150 million people travel around the country and overseas. The idea was conceived in 1999 to boost the local tourism industry and help stimulate the economy. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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A man holds a sign which reads, "Love Shanghai! Love Songjiang! Guoxuan battery factory, get out of Songjiang" as he participates in a protest against the battery factory in front of the local government building of Songjiang district, on the outskirts of Shanghai, May 1, 2013. According to local media, Hefei Guoxuan High-tech Power Energy Co Ltd plans to build a lithium ion battery factory on a 23.1-acre plot in the Songjiang Industrial Park, the largest of its kind in eastern China. Local residents say they are worried the facility will pollute their water supply and foul the air. *******/Carlos Barria

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| A shop attendant shows two pairs of 24K gold bracelets for Chinese weddings to a customer inside a jewellery store at Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district in this April 24, 2013 file photo. Gold coins, jewellery and bars looked like a bargain after prices crashed more than $200 an ounce in two days last month, the steepest two-day plunge in more than 30 years. Shops reported an unprecedented surge in demand and mints and refineries were working overtime to keep up. But retailers say this enthusiasm, which helped push prices back up again, is faltering with some investors looking for another fall before they buy more. *******/Bobby Yip/Files

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A protester wears a safety helmet while taking part in a march calling for legislative restrictions on standard working hours, on Labour Day in Hong Kong May 1, 2013. *******/Tyrone Siu

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By Bloomberg | ***** Images
Protestors gather outside the Cheung Kong Center during a Labor Day march in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Thousands of Hong Kong residents took to the streets today for Labor Day marches to petition for better labor conditions and in support of strike action by workers at docks operated by Li. Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg via ***** Images

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Domestic workers carry flags and chant slogans during a Labor Day march in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg via ***** Images

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A triplet of tiger cubs cuddle at a zoo in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, May 1, 2013. The one-month-old triplets met with public on Wednesday for the first time since their birth. (Xinhua/Zhang Wenkui)

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Visitors view art work at the Art Beijing 2013 in Beijing, capital of China, May 1, 2013. Opened Wednesday at Agricultural Exhibition Center in Beijing, the annual art fair attracted some 150 participating art organizations. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

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These video grabs of a program of China Central Television shows the scene of a deadly attack on April 23 in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Fifteen community workers and police officers died during the terrorist clash.

http://i.imgur.com/PdtM7VS.jpg (http://imgur.com/PdtM7VS)


A pair of twin sisters visit a flower nursery during the three-day May Day holidays in Daxing District of Beijing, capital of China, April 30, 2013. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

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Tourists try cable descent during the three-day May Day holidays at the scenic zone of Qinglong Gorge in Huairou District of Beijing, capital of China, April 30, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Junfeng)

http://i.imgur.com/VyDO28U.jpg (http://imgur.com/VyDO28U)


Yin Hongying, a hypnotist, offers a message for a patient before hypnotherapy at a psychological hospital in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, April 25, 2013. After graduating from Yanbian Medical College, Yin had been working as a psychiatrist. Since 2007 she has been learning hypnotherapy. The past 6 years have witnessed over 300 patients' recovery thanks to her and hypnotherapy. "Hypnotism is far from being a mere show." Yin said, "Its combination with medical therapy, in other words, hypnotherapy, is phenomenal to the treatment of insomnia, dysphoria and depression." (Xinhua/Wang Haofei)

bd popeye
05-02-2013, 09:24 AM
http://i.imgur.com/ydvrBuP.jpg (http://imgur.com/ydvrBuP)

http://i.imgur.com/ShVvAmf.jpg (http://imgur.com/ShVvAmf)


A Long March-3B carrier rocket is launched in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 2, 2013. China successfully sent a communications satellite, "Zhongxing-11", into orbit with a Long March-3B carrier rocket launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center on Thursday. (Xinhua/Han Yuqing)

http://i.imgur.com/Nytf2vh.jpg (http://imgur.com/Nytf2vh)


An all-electric bus is seen at the announcement of the opening of an electric bus manufacturing plant by the Chinese firm BYD, in Lancaster California, the United States, May 1, 2013. BYD is China's leading electric car and battery maker. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

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Mayor of Lancaster Rex Parris (L) and BYD Motors president Stella Li take a ride on the all-electric bus at the announcement of the opening of an electric bus manufacturing plant by the Chinese firm BYD, in Lancaster, Southern California, the United States, May 1, 2013. BYD is China's leading electric car and battery maker. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

http://i.imgur.com/Vi74Bcg.jpg (http://imgur.com/Vi74Bcg)


Customers select gold accessories in Caibai, one of best-known gold retailers in Beijing, China, May 2, 2013. Sales of gold reached 200 million RMB (32.44 million U.S. dollars), up 30 percent year on year during the three-day May Day holiday at Caibai due to recent abrupt price drop for the precious metal. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

http://i.imgur.com/gazmzSz.jpg (http://imgur.com/gazmzSz)

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Fire fighters participate in a fire fighting drill held in a school playground in the quake-hit Baoxing County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 2, 2013. The school playground was served as the largest evacuation settlement for nearly 4,000 displaced people in Baoxing after the strong earthquake occurred in last month. (Xinhua/Lu Peng)

http://i.imgur.com/VXgB6cJ.jpg (http://imgur.com/VXgB6cJ)


A farmer waters the crops in a farm land in Linyi of east China's Shandong Province, May 2, 2013. Farmers in Linyin were busy working in the farmlands in recent days tending the crops for a good harvest. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunlei)

http://i.imgur.com/ECbGxkD.jpg (http://imgur.com/ECbGxkD)

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A huge rubber duck floats on the waters at the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong, south China, May 2, 2013. The largest rubber duck was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, with 18 meters of length, 15 meters of width and height. The duck has visited 12 cities since 2007. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

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People pose with smaller versions of a huge rubber duck floating on the waters at the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong, south China, May 2, 2013

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Photos taken on May 2, 2013 shows the tilted suspension bridge in Fenghuang County, central China's Hunan Province. About 40 people, who returned from a bonfire party, were on the bridge when the bridge floor suddenly tilted in Fenghuang at around 9:10 p.m. on May 1, and more than 20, including children and elderly people, fell into the 1.2-meter-deep river water. (Xinhua/Tian Jiwei)

http://i.imgur.com/3yYlVhN.jpg (http://imgur.com/3yYlVhN)


A Collector shows a souvenir sheet of the Chinatown Gates stamps she bought at a post office in Toronto, Canada, May 1, 2013. Canada Post launched a special series of stamps featuring Chinatown gates located in eight cities across the country on Wednesday to highlight the longstanding heritages of Chinese-Canadians. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)

bd popeye
05-03-2013, 11:00 AM
http://i.imgur.com/fbKxhTK.png (http://imgur.com/fbKxhTK)

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Students practice martial arts during morning exercises for the first time at Jiujiang Primary School in East China’s Jiangxi province on May 3, 2013. The school has choreographed a special set of morning exercises combining traditional martial arts and poetry recitation since the beginning of this spring semester. [Photo/ Xinhua]

Seek
05-03-2013, 01:15 PM
that prefab school house looks neat. let's hope the authorities don't forget to rebuild a real one over this temporary solution...

bd popeye
05-03-2013, 01:55 PM
that prefab school house looks neat. let's hope the authorities don't forget to rebuild a real one over this temporary solution...

I agree.

I wish China would spend more time and money upgrading it's rural schools. These conditions depicted below are deplorable. I bet there's no heat in that classroom.

http://i.imgur.com/vZwmI8m.jpg (http://imgur.com/vZwmI8m)

Seek
05-03-2013, 07:27 PM
yeah, the wind's gonna come through the loose fitted door in the winter and it doesn't look like they even got a stove in there...

bd popeye
05-04-2013, 09:40 AM
http://i.imgur.com/544i4IR.jpg (http://imgur.com/544i4IR)

http://i.imgur.com/wY8DxKy.jpg (http://imgur.com/wY8DxKy)

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Young people are seen during a matchmaking event in Beijing, capital of China, May 4, 2013. The event was held in Shijingshan District on Saturday for the young people to find partners. (Xinhua/Li Jundong)

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Fire fighters battle a blaze at a burning warehouse in the harbour office of Daowai District, Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, May 4, 2013. The blaze broke out at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, and was put out in the afternoon by fire fighters. No casualties were reported. (Xinhua/Wang Zhongyan) (Xinhua/Wang Zhongyan)

http://i.imgur.com/fRmhR8m.jpg (http://imgur.com/fRmhR8m)

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Female police officers in Fangchenggang in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region hold babies set to be handed over to Vietnam on Friday. Ten babies, rescued from kidnappers and traffickers, were returned to Vietnam to be reunited with their families.

http://i.imgur.com/pDvdvHX.jpg (http://imgur.com/pDvdvHX)


Delegates from China and Vietnam shake hands after China's Ministry of Public Security handed over 10 children trafficked from Vietnam to its Vietnamese counterpart in a border city in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on Friday.

http://i.imgur.com/X3rXB5i.jpg (http://imgur.com/X3rXB5i)


High-school students enjoy a soccer match in Tianquan county, Sichuan province, on May 3, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

bd popeye
05-05-2013, 02:48 PM
"Ten Thousand People ****** Show" held in Guangzhou (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-05/05/c_132360629.htm)

http://i.imgur.com/hXP6BmV.jpg (http://imgur.com/hXP6BmV)


Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) poses for a photo with representatives of model youth before joining a discussion to mark the country's Youth Day on Saturday at China Academy of Space Technology in Beijing, capital of China, May 4, 2013. Xi on Saturday called on Chinese young people to contribute to the revitalization of the nation and "hone themselves at grassroots." (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

http://i.imgur.com/e86UuWe.jpg (http://imgur.com/e86UuWe)

http://i.imgur.com/jQ9tY4P.jpg (http://imgur.com/jQ9tY4P)


Pet dogs receive grooming at a pet beauty salon in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, May 5, 2013. Sunday is the beginning of the 7th solar term in Chinese lunar calendar, which indicates the coming of summer. Many people in Suzhou have their pets trimmed to spend the heat summer. (Xinhua/Wang Jiankang)


http://i.imgur.com/prB8o6q.jpg (http://imgur.com/prB8o6q)

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People select books at the secondhand book fair in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, May 5, 2013. During the fair, pupils and middle school students could sell or exchange their idle books, stationery and toys as well, by which they were expected by the organizer to learn a frugal lifestyle. (Xinhua/Wang Xin)

http://i.imgur.com/pgkC4mY.jpg (http://imgur.com/pgkC4mY)


People walk along the lake bank of the Nanhu Park in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, May 5, 2013. Sunday is the beginning of the 7th solar term in Chinese lunar calendar, which indicates the coming of summer. The temperature in Jilin rebounded in recent days. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

http://i.imgur.com/QkWEs3D.jpg (http://imgur.com/QkWEs3D)


Actress Michelle Chen performs during a signing promotion event for her new album "Me, Myself and I" in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, May 5, 2013. (Xinhua)

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Photo taken on May 5 with multiple exposure camera settings shows a model presenting fashion creation designed by Gao Lixin during the 2013 China (Qingdao) International Fashion Week in Qingdao, a coastal city in east China's Shandong Province, May 5, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

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Jaden Lee (Top) of Canada battles with his compatriot Justin Ma during the 34th annual Can-Am International Martial Arts Championships in Richmond, BC, Canada, May 4, 2013. The annual Can-Am has several categories for competition, including Chinese traditional Kungfu, Wushu, Tai Chi, Karate and Taekwondo. (Xinhua/Sergei Bachlakov)

braveheartnju
05-05-2013, 02:55 PM
wow, 10000 ******......hot, hot!
these pics are really welfare, haha
thanks again, popeye :)

Seek
05-06-2013, 12:39 PM
That cave in looks horrible... :|

too bad i can't tell more about how this could have happened from these pics. Judging trom the earth that completely filled the tunnel, there must have been a serious failure in the tunnel's reinforcment structures...

bd popeye
05-07-2013, 09:01 AM
Sorry gents no time to post pix today. Try these links! Enjoy!

Photos - China.org.cn (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/index.htm)

Photos Xinhua Headlines, Photos, Video | English.news.cn (http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/)

China Photo - News photos, Current Event images, Slideshows, - China Daily (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/china.html)

China - Photo - SINA English (http://english.sina.com/photo/china.html)

Seek
05-08-2013, 11:15 AM
they better get their fuel quick, before a german colonel bombs that truck... p-)

D-Mitch
05-08-2013, 12:11 PM
http://i.imgur.com/JqL5UUI.jpg (http://imgur.com/JqL5UUI)


This is like a giant p*nis-building!

Seek
05-09-2013, 07:35 PM
Most chinese seem to be wary of anything their government tells them, that's why cases like that lead to the wildest speculations on the internet...

BTW, Thailand, we'll gladly trade that old bulldog Merkel for that PM of yours... p-)

bd popeye
05-09-2013, 10:41 PM
BTW, Thailand, we'll gladly trade that old bulldog Merkel for that PM of yours... p-)

I here ya!

http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Yingluck+Shinawatra (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-05/06/c_132361064.htm)

and..no contest!

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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a military ceremony upon Yingluck's arrival at the German federal chancellory on July 18, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Yingluck, Thailand's first female prime minister, is on her first state visit outside of Asia since she took office in August of last year.

bd popeye
05-10-2013, 12:39 PM
Inside Dongguan, China's Sin City - China News - SINA English WARNING!!! Content NSFW!! (http://english.sina.com/china/p/2013/0509/589323.html)

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bd popeye
05-10-2013, 12:58 PM
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Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 10, 2013. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

BEIJING, May 10 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping met with Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and head of the Russian Orthodox Church, on Friday.

Xi said Chinese and Russian people are closely connected by a deep traditional friendship, as well as a realistic need for cooperation.

Recalling his state visit to Russia in March at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, Xi said the two presidents' agreement to enhance the cooperation will not only benefit the people of both countries, but also help to safeguard peace, fairness and justice in the world.

Xi lauded the Russian Orthodox Church's consistent support for the development of China-Russia relations and for China's stance on issues involving its core interests, including national sovereignty, security, territorial integrity and development.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) shakes hands with Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid in Beijing, capital of China, May 10, 2013. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)

BEIJING, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid here on Friday.

Li said China-India relations have strategic significance and global impact, as both countries are large developing countries and emerging markets.

Li highlighted the importance that the new Chinese government has placed on developing ties with India, saying China would like to enhance political trust, deepen pragmatic cooperation, strengthen people-to-people understanding and expand communication on international and regional issues so as to develop their strategic partnership.

"Friendly cooperation is central to China-India relations and common interests outweigh differences," Li said.

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Photo taken on May 10, 2013 shows jewelry in the Jewelry Shanghai 2013 exhibition in Shanghai, east China. Exhibitors from 22 countries and regions took part in the event. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)

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Children take part in an earthquake drill at a kindergarten in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, May 10, 2013, two day ahead of the Disaster Prevention and Reduction Day. The Disaster Prevention and Reduction Day was set in 2009, after a devastating earthquake hit Sichuan and neighboring Gansu and Shaanxi provinces on May 12, 2008, leaving 87,000 people dead or missing. (Xinhua/Du Yu)

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Pupils take part in an earthquake drill in Helan County of Yinchuan City, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, May 10, 2013

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Visitors view a dish during the 8th China (Beijing) Catering & Food Fair in Beijing, capital of China, May 9, 2013. (Xinhua)

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Rescuers help passengers trapped in a car after a landslide on S210 road from Lushan County to Baoxing County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 9, 2013. Three were killed among the nine people trapped by the landslide which took place Thursday near the epicenter of a 7.0-Magnitude earthquake that struck on April 20. (Xinhua/Hua Xiaofeng)

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Policemen check a car destroyed by a landslide on S210 road from Lushan County to Baoxing County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 9, 2013.

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Liu Tie'er (L) installs a motor on the wheelchair he invented in a workshop in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, May 6, 2013. Liu Tie'er, a 71-year-old local resident, invented a wheelchair capable of climbing stairs in an effort to help his disabled wife and many more who are in need. (Xinhua/Lu Hanxin)



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Liu Tie'er (1st L) looks at a wheelchair he invented in a workshop in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, May 6, 2013. Liu Tie'er, a 71-year-old local resident, invented a wheelchair capable of climbing stairs in an effort to help his disabled wife and many more who are in need. (Xinhua/Lu Hanxin)

bd popeye
05-11-2013, 05:08 PM
Snapshots of CBA cheerleaders contest (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-05/07/c_132364711.htm)

http://i.imgur.com/spRcS9Z.jpg (http://imgur.com/spRcS9Z)

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Photo taken on May 11, 2013 shows the site of a gas accident in a colliery in Luzhou, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The accident occurred around 2 p.m. in Taozigou coal mine, Luxian County in the city of Luzhou when 108 miners were working underground. By 7:30 p.m., one has died and 37 still trapped underground. (Xinhua/Luo Guanglian)

http://i.imgur.com/P9EZJzn.jpg (http://imgur.com/P9EZJzn)


Ambulances park at the Dashan coal mine where a colliery gas explosion occurred in Pingba County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, May 11, 2013. Twelve people were killed and two others injured in the explosion on the evening of May 10. (Xinhua)

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Photos taken on May 11, 2013 shows yachts at an exhibition held by the Gold Coast Yacht Country Club in Hong Kong, south China. The exhibition has attracted 70 exhibitors around the world with their luxurious yachts as well as a fancy lifestyle at sea. (Xinhua/Li Peng)

http://i.imgur.com/ZnaI6xY.jpg (http://imgur.com/ZnaI6xY)

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Tragic situation.

Family members of a Taiwanese fisherman, killed in a shooting incident by Philippine coast guard, cry at a fishing port of Pingtung County, southeast China's Taiwan, in the early morning on May 11, 2013. The body of the Taiwanese fisherman was taken home with the fishing vessel, "Guang Ta Hsin 28," which was fired upon by Philippine coast guard on Thursday morning. The 65-year-old victim, Hung Shih-Cheng, was one of four crew members onboard. The rest of the crew survived the shooting uninjured. (Xinhua)

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Fishing vessel "Guang Ta Hsin 28" (L), which was fired upon by Philippine coast guard, is anchored at a fishing port of Pingtung County, southeast China's Taiwan, in the early morning on May 11, 2013.

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A mother and daughter walk with an umbrella in hand in Baoding City, north China's Hebei Province, May 11, 2013. A hot wave hit Hebei these days, with the highest temperature in parts of the province reaching 37 degrees Celsius. (Xinhua/Zhu Xudong)

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Nursing majoring students demonstrate hand exercises to elderly women during a public campaign in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, May 11, 2013, one day ahead of the International Nurses Day that honor the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. (Xinhua/Sun Can)

http://i.imgur.com/vlUC7YF.jpg (http://imgur.com/vlUC7YF)


Nurses prepare for their volunteering public campaign in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 11, 2013, one day ahead of the International Nurses Day that honor the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. (Xinhua/Zhang Ailin)

http://i.imgur.com/9T1l3NP.jpg (http://imgur.com/9T1l3NP)


American film actor and producer Tom Cruise stands on the Great Wall in Beijing, capital of China, May 9, 2013. Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski arrived in China to promote their new movie "Oblivion", which will be released on May 10. [Chinanews.com]

http://i.imgur.com/cC56zR2.jpg (http://imgur.com/cC56zR2)


Chinese actress Jiang Yiyan covers Darizi magazine. [Source: news.xinhuanet.com/ent]

bd popeye
05-12-2013, 04:17 PM
Beauties in "Celebrity Splash" (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-05/12/c_132376139.htm)

http://i.imgur.com/dTPFV0s.jpg (http://imgur.com/dTPFV0s)

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Mourners gather for victims of the May 2008 quake in front of a monument in Beichuan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 12, 2013. Mourners gathered on Sunday in Beichuan, one of the worst hit regions in the Wenchuan Earthquake, to mark the fifth anniversary of the deadly earthquake on May 12, 2008 in which more than 80,000 people were killed or missing. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

http://i.imgur.com/jVVQxqV.jpg (http://imgur.com/jVVQxqV)


People visit the Wenchuan earthquake memorial hall in Beichuan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 12, 2013. Mourners gathered on Sunday in Beichuan, one of the worst hit regions in the Wenchuan Earthquake, to mark the fifth anniversary of the deadly earthquake on May 12, 2008 in which more than 80,000 people were killed or missing. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

http://i.imgur.com/I8zSI4m.jpg (http://imgur.com/I8zSI4m)


Children draw pictures of their mother during a celebration of the Mother's Day in Rizhao, east China's Shandong Province, May 12, 2013. (Xinhua/Hui Xueye)

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Ma Yuxin draws a picture of her mother during a celebration of the Mother's Day in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 12, 2013. (Xinhua/Liu Jun)

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A little boy displays his drawing of his mother during a celebration of the Mother's Day in Jimo, east China's Shandong Province, May 12, 2013. (Xinhua/Liang Xiaopeng)

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Young boys pose at a birthday party at the Luohan Temple in Shifang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 12, 2013. The children were born at the Luohan Temple five years ago after the devastating earthquake jolted Wenchuan County of Sichuan on May 12, 2008. The temple then was used as a temporary obstetrics hospital from May 13 to Aug. 7 in 2008 to deliver newborn babies. A total of 108 babies were born at the temple until the local maternal and child health care hospital reopened. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

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Rescuers work at the accident site after a car with eight passengers collided with a trailer in Wenzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 12, 2013. Seven people were killed and one other injured in the accident, which ocurred at midnight on Saturday. (Xinhua)

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Children create paintings during an event themed water-saving in Yantai, east China's Shandong Province, May 12, 2013. (Xinhua/Shen Jizhong)

bd popeye
05-13-2013, 08:49 AM
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By Pool | ***** Images
BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 13: China's President Xi Jinping speaks with his Mozambican counterpart Armando Guebuza (L) during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on May 13, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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A Chinese security guard stands in front of members of a visiting Russian delegation as they leave a restaurant in Beijing on May 13, 2013. China's new leader Xi Jinping recently hailed strong relations between Russia and China as a guarantee of world peace. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

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A woman rides past a luxury Cadillac SUV at a dealership in Beijing on May 13, 2013. US auto giant General Motors will start in June on construction of a 1.3 billion USD Cadillac plant in Shanghai after it said on May 7 that Chinese authorities had approved the project, as it seeks more luxury sales in the world's biggest car market. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

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Mainland Chinese visitors enter a jewellery store opening for daily business inside a shopping mall in Hong Kong near the border with mainland China April 23, 2013. *******/Bobby Yip

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Hong Kong (China), 11/05/2013.- A father and a child take a close look at a miniature reproduction of Wo Cheong Pawn Shop, created by artist Tony Lai, during an exhibition in Maritime Square, Hong Kong, China, 11 May 2013. A group of 28 local and overseas specialists in miniature art have re-created traditional scenes under the theme of festivals and culture. EFE/EPA/JEROME FAVRE

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Activists shout slogans in front of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, the de facto Philippine embassy in Taiwan, during a protest against the Philippine government in Taipei May 13, 2013. Hundreds of fishermen from all over Taiwan gathered to protest against Philippine government after a fisherman was shot dead by a Filipino vessel in disputed waters in the South China Sea last week, according to local media. The Chinese characters on the banner read as "Compensate! Punish the killer!" *******/Pichi Chuang

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Activists throw eggs at the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, the de facto Philippine embassy in Taiwan, during a protest against Philippine government in Taipei May 13, 2013.*******/Pichi Chuang

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In this March 22, 2013 photo, a recruitment officer teaches a new soldier how to handle applicants at a recruitment center in Taipei, Taiwan. A Taiwanese plan to end mandatory military service and shift to an all-volunteer force is running into a problem: Not enough volunteers. Such forces are generally considered superior to conscripted ones, because those serving want to be there. Recruitment is proving difficult in a prosperous society that offers young people alternatives and doesn't glorify military service. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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An unidentified man draws a painting of the famous Renaissance portrait of "Mona Lisa" in colored chalks on the sidewalk of Guangbutun Gome Square in Wuchang, Hubei Province on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Several passers-by stop to watch the stunning reproduction. "Mona Lisa" is a masterpiece of the painter Leonardo Da Vinci and it is on public display in the Musee du Louvre in Paris. [Photo: Imagine China]

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A policewoman washes an elderly woman’s feet at a senior home in Gan county, East China’s Jiangxi province, May 11, 2013. A special team consisting of female police officers from the local traffic management bureau visited the senior home to send Mother’s Day greetings on Saturday. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Residents of the Laiyun community take turns to see the dishes during a cooking contest held to improve the relations of the neighbors ahead of the International Family Day in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, May 13, 2013. The festival will fall on May 15, 2013. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)

bd popeye
05-14-2013, 09:41 AM
Hot atomosphere at 8th Shenzhen Int'l Brand Underwear Fair - Xinhua | English.news.cn | NSFW!!! (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-05/13/c_132378408_2.htm)

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Staff members of the Chinese Marine Surveillance (CMS) carries out regular patrol operations in waters of Quanzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 14, 2013. A Chinese marine surveillance team, involving 60 staff members from the Chinese Marine Surveillance (CMS) branches of the East China Sea and the Fujian province, has started regular patrol operations on more than 80 islands in Quanzhou waters. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

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Orphan students take physical exercise class at the Bayi Orphan School in Yushu Tibet Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province, May 13, 2013. The school is now a home of 323 orphan students who are instructed and cared by 57 teachers. (Xinhua/Wang Bo)

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Orphan students of the 7th grade have a team discussion at the Bayi Orphan School in Yushu Tibet Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province, May 13, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Bo)

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Orphan students of the third grade take music class at the Bayi Orphan School in Yushu Tibet Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province, May 13, 2013.

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Workers help the blind to walk by using a cane at the Yuhuangge Square in Yinchuan City, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, May 14, 2013. An activity aimed at helping the blind to walk was held here on Tuesday, in which more than 100 blind people were provided with crutches as they were helped to walk with them ahead of the 23rd national day for helping the disabled on May 19. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)

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A worker cleans a drainage system in the old city of Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, May 12, 2013. A project with an investment of 1.5 billion yuan to protect the old city of Lhasa started on December of 2012 and will be completed by the end of this June. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)

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Hundreds of women -- and men in their red dresses participate in the Red Dress Run in Beijing, May 12, 2013. [Photo/CNS]

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bd popeye
05-15-2013, 11:48 AM
Hot baseball cheerleading squads in China's Taiwan (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-05/15/c_132383561.htm)

Pure beauties in Taiwan silver screen - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-05/14/c_132380744.htm)

Last 12 hours before execution of female prisoners (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-05/15/c_132382763.htm)

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Photo taken on May 15, 2013 shows the first batch of concentrated public rental houses, Xinyue apartment community, in east China's Shanghai Municipality. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)

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A cleaner cleans the first batch of concentrated public rental houses, Xinyue apartment community, in east China's Shanghai Municipality. In total 4,042 public rental houses are provided in this community, most of which are smaller than 60 square meters(196 sq ft tiny!), with the rental price at 40 RMB (about 6.5 U.S. dollars) per square meter. The Xinyue apartments were started to be rented from Wedneday. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)

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Workers put the dolphins from Japan into a breeding pool of the Ocean Aquarium of Penglai in Penglai City, east China's Shandong Province, May 15, 2013. Ten dolphins, arriving in Yantai of Shandong Province from Osaka of Japan on May 14, with an average age of 2 to 3 and an average weight of 200 to 700 kilograms, are about 3 meters in length and will see the public after 1 to 3 months of adaptation. (Xinhua/Chu Yang)

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Working staff trim the hair of pet dogs at a store in Tonglu County, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 14, 2013. Pet dogs' hair was cut short as the hot summer is approaching. (Xinhua/He Xiaohua)

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Members of the dancing team of the Harbin Disabled Art Group take a training in a dancing room in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, May 14, 2013. The art group, which is made up of 18 deaf-mutes, was founded in 2011. Bonded by the love for dancing, all the members in the group take trainings and create dancing programs together, and have also brought many of their dancing programs on stage in two years. (Xinhua/Wang Kai)

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Actresses of the National Ballet of China perform at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2013. The performance was part of the activity of "introducing high arts to schools", which was started in 2006 and was aimed at improving the aesthetic faculties of the young. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

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Volunteer teachers attend a welcome meeting Held by Confucious Institute Headquaters of China and Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) of Thai Education Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 15, 2013. Over 500 volunteer Chinese teachers were selected by Hanban to teach in schools belong to OBEC. (Xinhua/Li Li)

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Large amount of dead fish was found in wetland in north China's Tianjin on May 14.

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Wang Chuanfu (C), chairman and chief executive officer of BYD Auto, attends a launch ceremony of the BYD e6 Electric Cars, which will be used as taxis, in Hong Kong, May 15, 2013. Forty-five of BYD's e6 Electric Cars will follow in the footsteps of Shenzhen and progressively join the fleet of taxis on Hong Kong's roads starting this month, the company said on Wednesday. *******/Tyrone Siu

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Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John Tsang inserts a charger into a BYD e6 Electric Car during a launch ceremony for the line of vehicles, which will be used as taxis, in Hong Kong, May 15, 2013. Forty-five of BYD's e6 Electric Cars will follow in the footsteps of Shenzhen and progressively join the fleet of taxis on Hong Kong's roads starting this month, the company said on Wednesday. *******/Tyrone Siu

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A deflated Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman floats on Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, with the island skyline looming at the background, May 14, 2013. The 16.5-meter-high inflatable sculpture, which made its first public appearance in the territory on May 2, will be shown at the Ocean Terminal for a month. The Rubber Duck was deflated after some of its parts broke. *******/Tyrone Siu

bd popeye
05-16-2013, 08:55 AM
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China's Premier Li Keqiang (L) walks with Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras as they review the honour guards during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 16, 2013. *******/Jason Lee

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Exhibitors talk to a visitor behind a coffin at the Asia Funeral and Cemetery Expo in Hong Kong, May 16, 2013. *******/Tyrone Siu

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A stuffed toy dog is seen in a pet coffin at the Asia Funeral and Cemetery Expo in Hong Kong May 16, 2013. *******/Tyrone Siu

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister David Lin (L) and Premier Jiang Yi-huah (R) talk during a press conference in Taipei on May 15, 2013. Taiwan Wednesday slapped sanctions on the Philippines, including a ban on the hiring of new workers, rejecting an apology by President Benigno Aquino for the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - MAY 14: (L - R) Model Pace Wu, model Bianca Bai and singer Christine Fan attend Fendi store opening ceremony at Taipei 101 on May 14, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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TAITUNG, TAIWAN - MAY 11: Members of U-Theatre perform at the rehearsal of "Meeting with Bodhisattva" at Luye Highland on May 11 in Taitung, Taiwan. This Taipei based drum troup was founded in 1988 making their home on Laochaun Mountain. The group us a unique combination of martial arts, drumming and meditation as an integral part of their training and performance. (Photo by Ashley Pon/***** Images)

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A boy tastes the drink provided by the manufacturer during the 11th China (Luohe) Food Fair in Luohe City, central China's Henan Province, May 16, 2013.

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People tastes food provided by manufacturers during the 11th China (Luohe) Food Fair in Luohe City, central China's Henan Province, May 16, 2013. The five-day food fair, with an exhibition area of 50,000 square meters and attracting more than 1,500 enterprises from 17 countries and regions, opened here on Thursday. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

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Rescuers work at the site of a landslide in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 16, 2013. *******ial rainfall triggered a landslide at the Qianpu Flea Market in Xiamen early May 16, causing one adult and two children dead. (Xinhua/Zeng Demeng)

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Photo taken on May 16, 2013 shows the remains of a light plane after it failed to take off at Taoxian Airport in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province. Three people on board were injured in the accident on Thursday. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)

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A relative of victim cries at the site of a landslide in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 16, 2013. *******ial rainfall triggered a landslide at the Qianpu Flea Market in Xiamen early May 16, causing one adult and two children dead. (Xinhua/Zeng Demeng)

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An investigator works beside the remains of a light plane after it failed to take off at Taoxian Airport in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, May 16, 2013.

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A doctor puts stitches into a wound of a man injured in a plane crash accident in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, May 16, 2013. A light plane on an artificial rainfall mission failed to take off at Taoxian Airport and crashed onto the ground Thursday.

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05-17-2013, 03:31 PM
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Chinese top leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Liu Yunshan, Zhang Gaoli meet with representatives of the honored units and individuals of China's manned submersible mission in Beijing, capital of China, May 17, 2013. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

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Participants shows a motorbike powered by lithium iron phosphate batteries at the 2013 Youth Designers' Exhibition (YODEX) in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, May 17, 2013. The 2013 YODEX, opening Friday in Taipei, attracted over 8,400 designers. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)

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Visitors view paper-made models at the 2013 Youth Designers' Exhibition (YODEX) in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, May 17, 2013. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)

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Photo take on May 17, 2013 shows the accident site where a light rail train derailed in Hong Kong, south China. At least 62 people were injured after the light rail train derailed in Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong, with three seriously hurt sent to Tuen Mun Hospital. The accident forced the temporary suspension of light rail services in the area. (Xinhua)

HONG KONG, May 17 (Xinhua) -- At least 62 people were injured after a light rail train derailed in Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong, with three seriously hurt sent to Tuen Mun Hospital. The light rail train, heading from Hang Mei Tsuen station and Tong Fong Tsuen station, derailed around 4 p.m. local time. There is no word yet on what may have caused the incident. Those injured were carried out of the wrecked cabin after the accident. Most of them suffered minor bruises to their limbs and were treated at the scene. A passenger said the train was going quite fast and was making a turn on Ping Ha Road when it suddenly derailed. The accident forced the temporary suspension of light rail services in the area.

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A medical worker checks the physical condition of a 85-year-old patient named Wang Chengzhou in Daishan County, Zhoushan City, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 17, 2013. A medical service team, formed by medical workers from the Zhoushan detachment of the provincial Frontier Defence Department and some doctors from the local Red Cross Society, provided free medical treatments to residents here on Friday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

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A policeman introduces medicine information to a patient in Daishan County, Zhoushan City, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 17, 2013. A medical service team, formed by medical workers from the Zhoushan detachment of the provincial Frontier Defence Department and some doctors from the local Red Cross Society, provided free medical treatments to residents here on Friday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

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Students of the central primary school of Shangli Town take part in an after-school activities in a makeshift classroom in Shangli, Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 16, 2013. The schoolhouses of the Shangli Town Center School were destroyed in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake taken place in Lushan on April 20, leaving more than 1, 200 students to have classes in newly built prefab houses. (Xinhua/Liu Xiao)

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Dancers perform drum dance at the A320 Sharklet delivery ceremony in Tianjin, north China, May 17, 2013. The Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Co., Ltd. delivered its first fuel-saving A320 Sharklet to the China Eastern Arilines here on May 17. (Xinhua/Liu Haifeng)

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05-17-2013, 03:45 PM
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05-18-2013, 04:00 PM
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Chinese job seekers attend a jobs fair in Beijing on May 18, 2013. Chinese state media has reported that the China will need to find employment for a record number (seven million) of college graduates this year as the country's economy continues to slow. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

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By Ashley Pon | ***** Images
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - MAY 17: Taiwan Foreign Minister David Lin speaks to the foreign and local media during a press conference, addressing the recent incident in which a Taiwanese fishman was shot dead during Philippine naval exercises, on May 17, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. Fisherman Hung Shi-cheng was killed on May 9, 2013 when the vessel on which he was working was fired upon by a Philippine Coast Guard vessel. Lin outlined that Taiwan had refused overtures from the Philippine authorities and stated that more detail was required and the incident could not be expalined as an 'unintended killing'.

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Hong Kong (China), 18/05/2013.- Group Head (Special Investigation Group) of the Syndicate Crimes Investigation Bureau, Lam Yau-tak, right, and Divisional Commander (Special Investigation Division) 1, Au Woon-yin, talk to the media as they sit before goods seized by Hong Kong's Customs and Excise Department during a media briefing in Hong Kong, China, 18 May 2013. Upon searching three containers, a large number of un-manifested goods including 4,200 cameras and lenses, 6,200 tablet computers, 42,000 computer hard disks, 40,000 liquid crystal display panels, 7,800 computer mother boards, 900,000 integrated circuits and 200 kg of endangered species like ivory, pangolin scale and dried sea horse were found. The total value of the smuggled goods was worth over 60 million US dollars. EFE/EPA/JEROME FAVRE

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Participants collect mock buns on a tower during a bun-scrambling competition as part of the annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival on the island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong May 18, 2013. The Bun Festival, which is a traditional ritual on the island, is a combination of praying to the gods and driving away plague and evil spirits. *******/Tyrone Siu

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An installation "Baby Formula" made from 1,815 milk powder pots by China's dissident artist Ai Weiwei is displayed at "A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, ghosts, rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong story" exhibition in Hong Kong May 16, 2013. *******/Tyrone Siu

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Shanghai (China), 17/05/2013.- Participants interview each other at a blind date event on Shanghai, China, 18 May 2013. As more and more unmarried youngsters in Shanghai are too busy to search for their other half, their parents sometimes help them in the search for a future spouse. Nowadays, Chinese parents increasingly show up to this kind of events on behalf of their unmarried children.

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Children take a dance class in a temporarily-erected tent in Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 17, 2013. More than 100 children frequently participate in extra-curricular activities at this temporary school, which was opened on April 29 by volunteers and provides reading, painting and dancing classes to local children. The county was jolted by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on April 20. (Xinhua/Liu Xiao)

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Chinese pianist Lang Lang instructs a class at the Fine Arts Theater of Bogota in Bogota, capital of Colombia, on May 17, 2013. Lang Lang will perform in the cities of Bogota and Medellin during his tour. (Xinhua/Jhon Paz)

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A resident rides through flood water in Yongzhou city, Hunan province on May 15, 2013.

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Soldiers help students pass a bridge damaged by flood in Chuanwan village in Liling city, Hunan province on May 16, 2013.

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Rescuers rescue man trapped by flooding in Xiamen city, Fujian province on May 16, 2013. The man was trapped in the water for eight hours before being rescued. [Photo by Mo Feng/Asianewsphoto]

BEIJING - Thirty-three people have died and 12 others were reported missing in the latest round of rains and hailstorms that have swept South China, the country's civil affairs and disaster reduction authorities said Thursday.

Since Tuesday, rainstorms have triggered flooding and landslides in some places, according to sources with the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Committee for Disaster Reduction.

bd popeye
05-19-2013, 02:51 PM
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Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang waves as he is received by Indian Junior Minister for External Affairs, E. Ahamed after he arrives in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 19, 2013. Just weeks after a tense border standoff, China's new premier arrived in India on Sunday for his first foreign trip as the neighboring giants look to speed up efforts to settle a decades-old boundary dispute and boost economic ties. A woman at right is a protocol officer. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang shakes hands with India's Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahmed (L) upon his arrival at the airport in New Delhi May 19, 2013. Li on Sunday arrived in New Delhi for a three-day state visit. *******/Adnan Abidi

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An elderly Chinese man (L) dressed as a soldier rides his tricycle as he makes his way to a park in Beijing on May 19, 2013. The city's elderly are a social bunch who converge daily on Beijing's parks for exercise and relaxation. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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A Chinese couple (Left rear) poses for their wedding photos as a hawker (R) sells ribbons used for exercise at Houhai Lake in Beijing on May 19, 2013. Beijing's parks and lakes provide a colourful backdrop for wedding photos during the spring weather, with some couples taking their photos six months before the actual wedding. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

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A Chinese couple poses for their wedding photos at Houhai Lake in Beijing on May 19, 2013. Beijing's parks and lakes provide a colourful backdrop for wedding photos during the spring weather, with some couples taking their photos six months before the actual wedding. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

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Shanghai (China), 19/05/2013.- Visitors look a girl riding on a robot which was made by the Shanghai Jiaotong university at the Shanghai science and technology week event in the new energy theme park in Shanghai city, China, 19 May 2013. The event is held between 19 to 25 May with the display areas of 45,000 square meters displaying more than 700 scientific and technological achievements. Shanghai opens its 36 national key laboratories, 10 technological workstations and collegiate science and technology museums for citizens during this nationwide science and technology week. EFE/EPA/WU HONG

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Shanghai (China), 19/05/2013.- Children and their parents manufacture carved works by machines, at the Shanghai science and technology week event in the 2062 new energy theme park in Shanghai city, China, 19 May 2013.

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Chinese actress Fan Bingbing's dress was flying up as she attended the press conference of Jackie Chan's film "Skiptrace" standing by the sea in Cannes, southern France, May 17, 2013. (Source: ent.sina.com.cn)

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A man holds a doctor hostage for more than one hour at the No 9 hospital in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, May 18. The incident occurred after Chen, an 18-year-old college freshman, knocked down an elderly woman with his bike on Saturday afternoon. The woman's family and Chen failed to come to agreement on medical fees. Police arrested Chen during a negotiation. Chen confessed to his crime later.[Photo provided to China Daily]

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A policeman, left, negotiates with a student who held a doctor hostage at the No 9 Hospital of Wuhan in Central China’s Hubei province, May 18. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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05-20-2013, 11:58 AM
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By Pool | ***** Images
BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 20: (L-R) Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands after a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on May 20, 2013 in Beijing, China. Rahmon is in China for the first time on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral talks between countries.

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Rescuers search for survivors at the ruins of the Poly Explosives (Jinan) Co., Ltd., a professional manufacturer of civil explosive materials, after an explosion in Zhangqiu, east China's Shandong Province, May 20, 2013. Thirteen out of the thirty-four workers who had been pulled out of the rubble were confirmed dead in the accident that occurred Monday morning. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)

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A bride and a bridegroom enjoy themselves after registering as a married couple at a marriage registry in Jinan City, east China's Shandong Province, May 20, 2013. As the ****unciation of the date number "520" sounds similiar to "I love you" in Chinese, many people chose to register as couples on Monday. (Xinhua/Zhao Xiaoming

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Photo taken on May 20, 2013 shows the displayed crystal image of the Guanyin, a bodhisattva in Chinese Buddhist mythology, made by artist Chen Shiying during the preview of the Est-Ouest Auctions' spring season auction in south China's Hong Kong. The preview of the Est-Ouest Auctions' 2013 spring season auction opened here on Monday, and the auction will be held in Hong Kong on May 26. (Xinhua/Huang Benqiang)

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A worker displays vases made in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) during the preview of the Est-Ouest Auctions' spring season auction in south China's Hong Kong, May 20, 2013. The preview of the Est-Ouest Auctions' 2013 spring season auction opened here on Monday, and the auction will be held in Hong Kong on May 26. (Xinhua/Huang Benqiang)

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Singer Sandy Lam (R) performs at her solo concert "MMXIII" in Tianjin, north China, May 18, 2013. (Xinhua/Ma Cheng)

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Visitors experience a stimulated space journey in a capsule during a science exhibition in Beijing, capital of China, May 19, 2013. The exhibition is a part of the National Science and Technology Week and will last till May 25. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

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Children experience science experiments during a science exhibition in Beijing, capital of China, May 19, 2013. The exhibition is a part of the National Science and Technology Week and will last till May 25. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

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Successful demolition of concrete viaduct in Wuhan, Hubei Province [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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Citizens board a train at a station of the newly-opened subway line in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, May 20, 2013. The southern part of the first phase of Kunming subway line 1 and line 2 opened for trial operation on Monday. It's China's first plateau (Elevated) subway. [Photo/Xinhua]

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The southern part of the first phase of Kunming subway line 1 and line 2 opened for trial operation on Monday. It's China's first plateau (Elevated) subway. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Yang Mi covers Bazaar Movie magazine. [Photo.QQ.com]

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By MARK RALSTON | AFP | ***** Images
People try to protect themselves against air pollution and dust along a street in Beijing on May 19, 2013. China will more than double the number of cities covered by air quality monitoring, as part of efforts to tackle heavy smog that has sparked huge public anger. Swathes of acrid haze have repeatedly shrouded large parts of the country in recent months, provoking outrage among Internet users and unusual outspoken calls for action, in the state-run media. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

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By ChinaFotoPress | ***** Images
HONG KONG - MAY 19: Hong Kong singer Joey Yung attends Versace store opening ceremony at Pacific Place on May 19, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

China Final of Miss Tourism Int'l 2013 NSFW or Wife!! (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-05/20/c_132394400.htm)

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05-21-2013, 11:18 AM
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By Jia Xiaoguang, Sina English

A middled-aged man lost his life over 50 minutes after he passed out on an urban bridge with nobody tending to him in Guangzhou, capital of southern Guangdong Province on May 20.

In his fifties, the unnamed man suddenly went faint when he was crossing a bridge on his bicycle yesterday afternoon.

Lying helplessly for over 50 minutes, he had already ceased breathing when the ambulance arrived.

The doctor said he, left with no corporal trauma, may have died of sudden heart attack.

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Rescuers work at the accident site where a road cave-in occurred in Huamao Industrial Park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, May 21, 2013. The accident occurred around 9:19 p.m. (1319 GMT) on May 20. As of 4:30 p.m. (0830 GMT) Tuesday, five bodies had been retrieved from a pit measuring three to four meters deep. Search and rescue efforts are under way. (Xinhua)

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Xia Jianfeng (R) receives a hada, a white silk scarf symbolizing respect and blessing, from the captain of the climbing team on Mount Qomolangma (Mount Everest), southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, May 19, 2013. Xia Jianfeng, a member of a commercial climbing team who suffered from cerebral edema on the altitude of 8, 650 meters, was rescued to the base camp on May 19. The successful rescue made a miracle as it took place in such high altitude of the mountain. As increasingly more people come to climb the world's highest mountain in recent years, the rescue system here is also rapidly improved for the safety of climbers.(Xinhua/Suolang Luobu)

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Children present DIY creations in a kindergarten in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, May 21, 2013. An activity for children to present their ideas and creations was held to celebrate the coming Children's Day. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

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A parent helps a girl dress on DIY creations in a kindergarten in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, May 21, 2013. An activity for children to present their ideas and creations was held to celebrate the coming Children's Day. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Students build houses with recycled paper - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-05/21/c_132398397.htm)

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People visit paper houses in the Chongqing University, Chongqing, southwest China, May 21, 2013. Fourteen paper houses, made up with recycled paper by more than 200 freshman, were displayed in the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of the university on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Chen Cheng)

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05-23-2013, 11:12 AM
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In this photo provided by China's official Xinhua News Agency, Wang Jiarui, right, the head of the Chinese leadership's international affairs office, meets with North Korea's Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, a senior Workers’ Party official and the military’s top political officer, left, in Beijing, Wednesday, May 22, 2013. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un veered from threats of nuclear war to tentative diplomacy by sending a trusted confidant to China on Wednesday, a high-profile outreach to Beijing’s new leadership at a time of strained ties between the allies. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Ding Lin)

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Is fresh milk expensive in China? I abhor powdered milk.

Yashili's milk powder products are displayed at a supermarket in Beijing May 20, 2013. China's domestic milk powder firms are showing signs of a comeback, boosting their international credentials to escape the long shadow of a deadly melamine scandal in 2008, creating a potential challenge to the multinationals who currently dominate the booming sector. Leading the way, milk powder specialists such as Biostime International Holdings Ltd, Yashili International Holdings and Zhejiang Beingmate Scientific-Industrial Trade Share Ltd have seen share prices rocket. Picture taken May 20, 2013. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard outside the North Korean embassy in Beijing, China, Wednesday, May 22, 2013. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dispatched a high-profile official and close confidant to travel to China on Wednesday as a special envoy while Beijing is under pressure to rein in its belligerent neighbor. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 21: The night scene of National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, is seen during 2013 IAAF World Challenge Beijing on May 21, 2013 in Beijing, China. Beijing won the bid to host the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in 2010, and accordingly it will organize the world challenge games in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Image ByFeng Li Collection***** Images

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Hong Kong May 23, 2013...Repaired Huge rubber duck comes back!

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Foreign students support their friends who participated in the Hangzhou division competition of the "Chinese Bridge" Chinese proficiency competition in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, May 23, 2013. A total of 66 foreign students took part in the Hangzhou division competition. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

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Applicants shelter sunshine with books when participating in a job fair in a college of Nanchang in Nanchang City, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, May 23, 2013. Nanchang saw its highest temperature reaching 34 degrees celcius (93F) on Thursday, about 10 degrees higher than the same period in 2012. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)

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College students look for jobs at a job fair in the Nanchang University in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, May 23, 2013. Dozens of enterprises attended the job fair, providing nearly 18,000 job vacancies. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)

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Left-behind children, whose parents go to other places to work, do their homework at an after-school care center in Yanji City, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in northeast China's Jilin Province, May 22, 2013. More than 30,000 children are left behind by their parents who choose to go to South Korea to work in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture. The local government established 20 after-school care centers to provide these left-behind children with the after-class care. (Xinhua/Lin Hong)

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Vehicles move in the flooded-street in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, May 22, 2013. Thunderstorms hit the city on Wednesday afternoon. The local meteorological authority issued a yellow warning alert against thunder at 4:15 p.m. local time. (Xinhua)

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Rescuers evacuate stranded citizens in Yanshi Village of Shanwei City, south China's Guangdong Province, May 22, 2013. A lasting rainstorm in recent days left more than 50 people stranded and some villages flooded in Shanwei City on May 22. (Xinhua/Yang Fan)

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Yang Hua (L) demonstrates the 22-meter-long cross-stitch work of "Riverside Scene at the Qingming Festival" in Yiyuan County, east China's Shandong Province, May 22, 2013. Yang spent more than three years to finish the cross-stitch. (Xinhua/Zhao Dongshan)

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China’s first new class of caterpillar turbojet tank-shaped fire engines highlights the 16th China Beijing International High-tech Expo (CHITEC) on May 22, 2013. The vehicle is China’s latest developed top-level fire engine for civilian use, with a maximum speed of 60 km per hour and selling for six million yuan (US $ 970,000). [Photo by Su Xiangdong/China.org.cn]

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Another special off-road vehicle, produced by China North Industries Group Corporation, also attracts people’s attention along with the special tank-shaped fire engine during the China Beijing International High-tech Expo (CHITEC) on May 22, 2013.[Photo by Su Xiangdong/China.org.cn]

bd popeye
05-23-2013, 02:52 PM
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This kid http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/previous.gif has way too much time on his hands.

bd popeye
05-25-2013, 01:13 PM
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Local people in traditonal costumes dance to pay their tribute to the ancestor of tea during the opening of 2013 International Tea Convention in Pu'er, southwest China's Yunnan Province, May 25, 2013. The convention that opened on Saturday aims to promote tea culture around the world. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

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Zhong Weimei, 50, cleans in front of her house in Haoling Village of Jiaoling County, Meizhou City, South China's Guangdong Province, May 22, 2013. Zhong has two sons, both attending college in the provincial capital Guangzhou, which makes life more difficult for Zhong and her husband after the rainstorm hitting Guangdong Province on May 18. With the youth attending school or working outside their hometowns, the left-behind family members are becoming even more vulnerable after natural disasters. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

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Qiu Xianghai (R), 84, and his wife Lai Guixiang, 82, prepare for cooking in Hongxing Village of Jiaoling County, Meizhou City, South China's Guangdong Province, May 23, 2013. The couple has a son suffering from mental diseases and a daughter who lives far away from their house, leaving them self-dependent after the rainstorm hitting Guangdong Province on May 18.

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Photo taken on May 24, 2013 shows the "golden bricks" introduced by an exhibitor to attract customers during the 55th Housing Fair held in Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province. The housing fair, featuring different kinds of publicizing methods, opened in the Nantong on Friday. (Xinhua/Cui Genyuan)

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Photo taken on May 24, 2013 shows a model having her back painted with layout drawings of a house as a method to attract customers during the 55th Housing Fair held in Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province. The housing fair, featuring different kinds of publicizing methods, opened in the Nantong on Friday. (Xinhua/Cui Genyuan)

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Young singles play a game during a blind date event at Huanglongdong scenic area in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, May 25, 2013. The event attracted over 5,000 participants, including both young singles and their parents. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

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People (parents?) view marriage-seeking leaflets during a blind date event at Huanglongdong scenic area in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, May 25, 2013. The event attracted over 5,000 participants, including both young singles and their parents. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

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A Russian journalist poses for a photograph with Chinese performers during a visit to the Summer Palace in Beijing, on May 24, 2013. [Photo by Feng Yongbin/China Daily]

bd popeye
05-26-2013, 02:57 PM
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Free Tibet protestors demonstrate as the German Chancellor and China's new prime minister meet at the Chancellery in Berlin on May 26, 2013. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is on his first political tour as the new Chinese premier. Germany is his country's largest trading partner in the European Union. The two major exporters seek to further strengthen economic ties amidst ongoing trade conflicts between Beijing and the EU. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

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A toy tank, a shirt, smeared with red colouring symbolizing blood, and a mock coffin left behind by protesters are seen after a demonstration in Hong Kong May 26, 2013. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets on Sunday to mark the upcoming anniversary of the June 4th protest in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989. *******/Tyrone Siu

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Hong Kong (China), 26/05/2013.- A Civil Aid Service volunteer performs during a mountain rescue demonstration, Hong Kong, China, 26 May 2013. The Civil Aid Service is formed by over 3,600 members who's primary task is to augment the frontline emergency regular forces in the event of natural disasters or other emergencies. EFE/EPA/JEROME FAVRE

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Graduates wearing graduation gowns pose for photos at Zhejiang Agriculture and Farming University in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, May 26, 2013. (Xinhua/Hu Jianhuan)

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Newly-wed couples are seen at a group wedding ceremony for migrant workers in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, May 26, 2013. A group wedding was held for migrant workers here on Sunday, with 31 pairs of newly-wed couples participating. (Xinhua/Cui Jian)

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Pedestrians walk on a veranda bridge in Xuan'en County, central China's Hubei Province, May 25, 2013. Veranda bridge is a typical architecture of China's Dong ethnic group in south China. (Xinhua/Song Wen)

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Children read books at a special reading area for children at the Yinchuan book center in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, May 26, 2013. The reading area, specially designed for children, opened here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

bd popeye
05-26-2013, 03:04 PM
Read the caption. Perhaps this school was being re-modeled.

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Bullies show no bounds..

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bd popeye
05-27-2013, 10:22 AM
Teacher "physically" abused over 10 schoolgirls - China News - SINA English (http://english.sina.com/china/p/2013/0526/593799.html)

Car thief sentenced to death over murdering baby - China News - SINA English (http://english.sina.com/china/p/2013/0527/593915.html)

Salvage team asks outrageous price to retrieve drowned lovers - China News - SINA English (http://english.sina.com/china/p/2013/0526/593781.html)

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15-year-old student earns title of "juvenile of virtues " of Nanjing in 2012 - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-05/27/c_132411317.htm)


Lan Chuan (R) and his father Lan Zhongguo joint a machine part at Fozi Village in Shanglin County of Nanning City, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 26, 2013. Lan, a 15-year-old middle school student, lives with his paralyzed father who repairs farming machines. Without the care of mother who left the family when he was three years old, Lan takes care of his father and supports his family by aiding him with the fixing work. His story has moved many people in the region, which also brought him the title of "juvenile of virtues " of Nanjing in 2012. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)

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A little boy wearing a hat with a yellow protest sign is seen at a demonstration against Taiwan's controversial fourth nuclear power plant at a gathering in Taipei on May 26, 2013

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A man runs away from the wave in Yantai City, east China's Shandong Province, May 27, 2013. Shandong will witness frequent thunderstorms and downpours from Monday to Tuesday, according to the local meteorological authority. (Xinhua/Shi Liguo)

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Photo taken on May 27, 2013 shows the collapsed part of Zhanqiao Bridge in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. Part of the bridge was hit and destroyed by thunderstorms and waves on early Monday morning. Built in 1892, the Zhanqiao Bridge is a landmark for Qingdao.

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Senior residents chat at leisure at a shop in Anren, an ancient town in Dayi County of Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 23, 2013. Anren Town was first built in ancient China's Tang Dynasty (618-907). Most of its buildings were constructed in late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and early Republic of China (1911-1949). Chengdu will host the Global Fortune Forum, an event to be organized by the American magazine "Fortune", on June 6-8. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

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A girl plays in Anren, an ancient town in Dayi County of Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 23, 2013.

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The parents of a teen vandal from Jiangsu province have apologized to the public for the graffiti their son scratched on a stone sculpture in an ancient temple in Egypt, which triggered an online uproar as Internet users dubbed it a "loss of face" for all Chinese people. [Photo/People.com.cn]

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INTRO 2013 Beijing Electronic Music Festival was held at Shougang (Capital Steel Factory), Beijing, on May 25, 2013. The festival features 50 Artists and attracts 10,000 People to its 50,000 sqm open-air venue. [Photo/China.org.cn]

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bd popeye
05-27-2013, 10:23 AM
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U.S. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, left, and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, right, shake hands before their meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, Pool)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and China's prime minister Li Keqiang (R) share a laugh after Li Keqiang signed the guest book on his arrival for a dinner at the German government's Meseberg Palace in Meseberg some 60 km north of Berlin on May 26, 2013. China's Premier Li Keqiang met German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the close economic partners seek to weather a brewing trade spat between Beijing and the EU and forge deeper ties. AFP PHOTO / POOL / ODD ANDERSEN

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Workers iron a Chinese national flag while a U.S. national flag is placed in front of a Chinese traditional painting before a meeting between U.S. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, Pool)

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Catholics pray at Our Lady of Sheshan Basilica Catholic church in Shanghai on May 24, 2013. Pope Francis called on Chinese Catholics to affirm their loyalty to him and spread the word of God, and prayed that they be allowed to live in accordance with their faith. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKS

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Visitors take photos of classic cars participating in the Peking-to-Paris Motor Challenge, one of the world's longest and toughest classic car rallies, one day before its kick-off in Beijing May 27, 2013. The 96 classic and vintage cars from 26 countries will set off from the Great Wall of China on Tuesday to drive a 12,500 km route from Beijing to Paris for 33 days. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A woman sells umbrellas on a rainy day on a street in Shanghai on May 27, 2013. Manufacturing activity in China contracted in May for the first time in seven months, HSBC said recently in another sign of the weakness of recovery in the world's second-largest economy. ***** IMAGES/AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

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This picture taken on May 25, 2013 shows a performer sitting on the trunk of an elephant during a show at the Shanghai Wildlife Zoo. Shanghai Wildlife Zoo is China's first national wildlife park, occupying 153 hectares and was officially opened on November 18th, 1995. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO

bd popeye
05-27-2013, 04:03 PM
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In China this creep will get the death penalty. Good riddens!

Parents accompany their children, who were victims of 5exual assaults by their teacher at a primary school at Douchengou village, Huanggang town of Tongbai county in Nanyang city in Central China's Henan province, to receive medical re-evaluations at a health center in Maoji county on May 25, 2013. According to the medical results from Friday, nine of the 16 female students had their hymens broken while it was also discovered that other students had received some sort of physical harm from their teacher.

Yang Shifu, the 56-year-old teacher, has been arrested on charges of 5exual assault, said police in Tongbo county on Sunday.

It was discovered that Yang had been molesting his students for many years, which is what local villagers first reported to dahe.cn, an affiliated website of the Henan Daily Newspaper Group. [Photo/CFP]

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bd popeye
05-28-2013, 08:39 AM
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China's President Xi Jinping (L) walks with Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa as they review the honour guards during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 28, 2013. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Zanzibar's President Ali Mohamed Shein during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 28, 2013. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A classic car prepares to be flagged off from the Great Wall of China at Juyongguan in the suburbs of Beijing on May 28, 2013, as nearly a hundred vintage and classic cars set off for a month-long trek from Beijing to Paris, with models from a sporty 1974 Citroen to a boxy 1936 Bentley racing off in a pack. The Peking to Paris Motor Challenge stretches more than 12,000 kilometres (7,600 miles) through the Gobi desert in Mongolia to Russian backroads across to Ukraine, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland and finally ending up in France.

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U.S. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, left, talks with Gen. Fan Changlong, right, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, during their meeting at the Bayi Building, headquarters of Chinese Defense Ministry, in Beijing Tuesday, May 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, Pool)

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Members of the local water authority clear overgrown waterweeds to improve the environment of the Haihe River in Tianjin Municipality, north China, May 28, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Xiaoming)

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Haiyang-6, a Chinese research vessel, is seen at a dock in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, May 28, 2013. An expedition team of 96 members aboard Haiyang-6 set out for the Pacific Ocean Tuesday to carry out a five-month survey on undersea mineral resources. (Xinhua/Liang Zhiwei)

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A member of an expedition team poses for a photo with his daughter beside Haiyang-6, a Chinese research vessel, at a dock in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, May 28, 2013.

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Children visit a patrol boat during an open day of local frontier defense vessel division in Qingdao, a coastal city in east China's Shandong Province, May 28, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

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Wang Jingzhi (C) blows birthday candles during her 113th birthday party in Yanggu County of Liaocheng City, east China's Shandong Province, May 27, 2013. Wang, an elder living at Wangzhuang Village of Yanggu County, celebrated her 113th birthday on Tuesday. Having four daughters and more than 110 offspring, Wang has become the oldest in Liaocheng City. (Xinhua/Zhang Zhenxiang)

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Workers of the Zhoushan Maritime Safety Administration rescue the sailors on an overturned cargo ship in Zhoushan, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 28, 2013. Altogether 9 people on the ship were rescued and one was missing after the three-hour rescue. (Xinhua/Shen Lei)

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A teacher guides the students of the Hejiabao Central Primary School in reading during a trial class for the leapfrog education model in Dangchang County, northwest China's Gansu Province, May 27, 2013. The program, aimed at exploring a new education model and starting from 2011, has been carried out in 101 classes of 25 schools, covering about 4,000 students and 102 teachers. (Xinhua/Zhang Meng)

bd popeye
05-29-2013, 09:59 AM
Newborn baby saved after 2 hours being trapped in sewer pipe - 10 photos - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-05/29/c_132417096.htm)

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5.28.2013. Jinhua China...Newborn baby saved after 2 hours being trapped in sewer pipe

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Liang Yan (C), a postgraduate of Peking University working as a volunteer teacher, talks with students preparing for the upcoming national college entrance exams at Lhasa Middle School in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, May 29, 2013. This year's college entrance exams are scheduled for June 7-8. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)

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I never studied anything in HS. NEVER. Not one minute. Nor any navy school I attended. I have a great memory for the classroom & many other things...very great..

Students study to prepare for the upcoming national college entrance exams at Lhasa Middle School in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, May 29, 2013. This year's college entrance exams are scheduled for June 7-8. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)

Fengshan County hit by heaviest rainfall - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-05/29/c_132417167.htm)

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Cars drive on the flooded road in Fengshan County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 29, 2013. Fengshan County was hit by the heaviest rainfall of the year on Wednesday morning. (Xinhua/Zhou Enge)

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Zheng Jie (R)/Zhang Shuai of China celebrate after winning women's doubles first round match against Timea Babos of Hungary /Mandy Minella of Luxembourg at the 2013 French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France on May 29, 2013. Zheng Jie/Zhang Shuai won 2-1. (Xinhua/Bai Xue)

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Bands women play musical instruments made with bamboo at the Lanxi Valley Rain Forest Scenic Area in Chongyi County, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 28, 2013. Chongyi boasts of abundant resources of moso bamboo. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

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The undated photos shows a group of Chinese parents are seen in Kingswood School, Bath, England, hunting for a proper school for their children. About 25 percent of students in private schools in Britain are said to be non-whites, a majority of which are Chinese. Some of the schools have set their sights on Chinese students since the number of local students attending private schools has shrunk due to the austerity package. The locals, though, are concerned that the increasing number of Chinese students may dry up their education resources. [Photo/hsw.cn]

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Taiwanese authorities and the Philippines swapped teams on Monday to start investigating the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) earlier this month. A team of eight officials from the Philippines has arrived in Taipei. They are expected to learn the autopsy on the fisherman, inspect evidence and visit the fishing boat to review voyage data records and ballistic evidence, according to the Taiwan's justice authority. A Taiwanese team comprising eight members also reached the Philippines on Monday. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

bd popeye
05-30-2013, 09:12 AM
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A boy wearing costume performs Peking Opera at a Kindergarten at Balikun county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, May 29, 2013. Children in the kindergarten perform several kinds of traditional Chinese operas during a celebration event ahead of the coming International Children's day. Picture taken May 29, 2013. *******/China Daily

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A child stands at the door way of a restaurant in Shanghai, China, Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Katharine Wang, of Beijing, China, right, smiles after getting the word "quebracho" correct during the third round of the National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. Mollie Symons, 14, of Kingston, Canada is at left. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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A man practices break dancing before graffiti in Beijing on May 29, 2013. The International Monetary Fund cut its 2013 growth forecast for China to 'around 7.75 percent', a top official said, citing a sluggish global recovery which hurt exports. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

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A woman reacts as she poses for photos at the 798 art district in Beijing on May 29, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

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A laborer pushes a cart in Beijing on May 29, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

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People sit around laptop computers at a cafe in Beijing on May 29, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

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Young visitors speak to each other at Yuyuan Garden, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai, China, Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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In these photos taken on May 25, 2013, citizens search for jobs at a job fair held at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. While the job market in China is still much better than in many other parts of the world, 2013 is being billed locally as the worst for young graduates. A record number of them _ about 7 million _ are leaving universities and graduate schools to seek their first employment at a time when companies are hiring fewer people. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Children with flowers wait for members of the US Philadelphia Orchestra for a welcome ceremony when they arrive at Pudong international airport in Shanghai on May 28, 2013. AFP PHOTOS/Peter PARKS

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Members of the US Philadelphia Orchestra from the 1973 Tour of China take part in a welcome ceremony after they arrived at Pudong international airport in Shanghai on May 28, 2013. The Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the world's most renowned ensembles will play seven concerts in Hangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin, Beijing and Macao as the Orchestra Fortieth Anniversary Tour of China. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

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Men smoke cigarettes on a street in Shanghai on May 30, 2013. The World Health Organisation (WHO) sponsored World No Tobacco Day 2013 falls on May 31 this year to promote the banning of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship to cut tobacco use and save lives. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKS

bd popeye
05-31-2013, 11:02 AM
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A Chinese woman wearing a face mask on a bicycle waits to cross a street in Beijing Friday, May 31, 2013. U.S. climate change envoy Todd Stern and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua said Friday their talks in Beijing on clean energy initiatives were productive - but provided no details. The two are leading a working group on climate change that will present recommendations to the governments of both countries when they meet in July for the Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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People walk past exhibitors booths at the Luxury Properties Showcase 2013 in Beijing on May 31, 2013. According to the organiser, Luxury Properties Showcase Beijing 2013 'is designed to allow on-site transactions for a wide range of high-end and prestigious properties from China and from all over the world.' AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

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Chinese people queue outside the U.S. Embassy to apply for their visa in Beijing Friday, May 31, 2013. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping face weighty issues when they meet at a private estate in California next week, but their most important task may simply be establishing a strong *******. (AP Photos/Andy Wong)

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Katharine Wang, 11, of Beijing, China incorrectly spells "hyetomete" during the semi-final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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A man passes a tabacco shop in Shanghai on World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2013. Governments worldwide must ban all forms of tobacco marketing, not just billboards and TV ads, as companies find new ways to tap the market, the World Health Organization (WHO) said ahead of the WHO sponsored World No Tobacco Day 2013. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

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Children play with toys in a pool in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, May 31, 2013. Various activities are held across China to celebrate the upcoming International Children's Day. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

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A policeman buys books for children from migrant worker families in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, May 31, 2013. Various activities are held across China to celebrate the upcoming International Children's Day. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)

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Pupils perform dance to celebrate the coming children's day in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, May 31, 2013. Various activities are held across China to celebrate the coming International Children's Day. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang)

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Children of migrant workers at Binjiang No.1 Primary School play cucurbit flute during a music class with the famous Philadelphia Orchestra from the United States at the library of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, May 31, 2013. Four members from the Philadelphia Orchestra performed for children from Hangzhou Binjiang No.1 Primary School and Hope Primary School in Quzhou City of Zhejiang on Friday here, to celebrate the upcoming International Children's Day. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

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A visitor takes a photo of a drone at the International Design Expo in Beijing, capital of China, May 30, 2013. Opened Thursday, the expo is part of the 2013 China Design Festival from May 30 to June 1 in Beijing's Daxing District. (Xinhua/He Canling)

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Photo taken on May 29, 2013 shows the model of the project "China Design Valley," which is planned to be built in the Daxing District of Beijing, at the China Design Festival in Beijing, capital of China, May 29, 2013. The China Design Festival, which kicked off on May 30, will last until June 1. (Xinhua)

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Photo taken on May 30, 2013 shows a general view of the NEW Hefei Xinqiao International Airport in east China's Anhui Province. Located in Gaoliu Town of Feixi County, 31.8 kilometers away from the center of Hefei City, Xinqiao International Airport has replaced Luogang International Airport as Hefei's main airport. (Xinhua/Ma Qibing)

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A tourist checks in at the Hefei Xinqiao International Airport in east China's Anhui Province, May 30, 2013. Located in Gaoliu Town of Feixi County, 31.8 kilometers away from the center of Hefei City, Hefei Xinqiao International Airport has replaced Luogang International Airport as Hefei's main airport. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

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Beijing releases Gaokao (http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Gaokao) admission cards on May 30,2013. This year's college entrance exam, set for June 7 and 8, is approaching. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

bd popeye
06-01-2013, 10:27 AM
screenshots

I know they will hang the perpetrator of this horrific act of perverted violence.

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bd popeye
06-01-2013, 10:29 AM
screenshots

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Seek
06-01-2013, 10:58 AM
you've got to leave that to the Chinese... they don't **** around when it comes to capital crimes and the death penalty...

bd popeye
06-01-2013, 02:42 PM
you've got to leave that to the Chinese... they don't **** around when it comes to capital crimes and the death penalty...

You got that right. They do not play around. No endless appeals & other BS. If you are in China and sentenced to death..your life span is 3-6 weeks...And then you die.

bd popeye
06-02-2013, 04:11 PM
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China's President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with Trinidad & Tobago's Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar upon his arrival to the Diplomatic Center in St. Ann's, Trinidad, Saturday, June 1, 2013. Officials announced Trinidad plans to open an embassy in Beijing later this year, and Persad-Bissessar will make an official visit to China in November. Jinping is also traveling to Mexico, Costa Rica and the U.S. (AP Photo/Anthony Harris)

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Workers of the Shanghai Construction Group greet China's President Xi Jinping during his visit to the site of Couva Children's Hospital and Multi-Training Facility in Preysal, Couva June 1, 2013. The facility is being built by the Shanghai Construction Group as a design-build-finance project. Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is at right. *******/Andrea De Silva

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China's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivered to China Southern Airlines taxis on the runway at the airport in Guangzhou, southern China's Guangdong province on June 2, 2013. China's first Boeing 787 arrived in the country on June 2, state-run media said, less than two weeks after Beijing regulators approved the aircraft, which had faced safety problems.

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A newly wed couple walks on a filed as they pose for photos and video recording during their wedding banquet ceremony at the Purple Jade Clubhouse in Beijing Sunday, June 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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A vendor sells umbrella hats in a pedestrian underpass in Beijing Sunday, June 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Rick Dell, director of Baseball Development in Asia for Major League Baseball (MLB), left, teaches a Chinese boy how to bat during an event held at a shopping mall, on International Children's Day in Beijing Saturday, June 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Children play on an inflatable balloon bouncer at Children's Palace of Dongcheng district on International Children's Day organized by the Chinese Foreign Affairs Office in Beijing Saturday June 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Chinese children wearing sticky dresses play on an inflatable balloon bouncer on International Children's Day organized by the Chinese Foreign Affairs Office at Children's Palace of Dongcheng district in Beijing Saturday June 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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A child wearing a sunflower decoration as she waits to participate in a stage show on International Children's Day organized by the Chinese Foreign Affairs Office at Children's Palace of Dongcheng district in Beijing, Saturday June 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Visitors get the feel of crew members aboard the USS Enterprise at the "Star Trek: The Exhibition," a traveling museum exhibit of Star Trek items and memorabilia, in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, June 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

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Fire fighters put out a fire at the accident site of oil residue tank blasts in a PetroChina outlet in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, June 2, 2013. At least two people were injured and two others have been reported missing after two tanks containing residual diesel oil exploded around 2:20 p.m. The cause of the blast is under investigation. (Xinhua/Cai Yongjun)

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Passengers line up to board a high-speed train from Kaohsiung to Taipei in southeast China's Taiwan, June 2, 2013. High-speed rails in Taiwan were delayed or canceled due to the earthquake which struck Taiwan's Nantou County Sunday afternoon. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

bd popeye
06-03-2013, 08:22 AM
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Death toll from a poultry processing plant fire in northeast China's Jilin Province has risen to 119, rescuers said Monday. The fire broke out at 6:06 a.m. at a slaughterhouse owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township of Dehui City, about 100 kilometers northeast of the provincial capital Changchun.

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People gather at the accident site after a fire occurred in a slaughterhouse owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township of Dehui City, northeast China's Jilin Province, June 3, 2013. Death toll from the poultry processing plant fire on Monday morning has risen to 112. (Xinhua/Wang Haofei)

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Family members of missing workers and local residents wait for information at the accident site after a fire occurred in a slaughterhouse owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township of Dehui City, northeast China's Jilin Province, June 3, 2013. Death toll from the poultry processing plant fire on Monday morning has risen to 112. Over 300 workers were in the plant when the accident happened. (Xinhua/Wang Haofei)

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Family members of workers cry as waiting for information after a fire occurred in a slaughterhouse owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township of Dehui City, northeast China's Jilin Province, June 3, 2013.

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Photo taken on June 3, 2013 shows the Simachong coal mine, where a colliery gas explosion happened, is cordoned off in Shaodong County, central China's Hunan Province. Ten people have been confirmed dead after a colliery gas explosion occurred on Sunday at Simachong coal mine, local authorities said on Monday. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

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Victims receive treatment at a hospital in Shaodong County, central China's Hunan Province, June 3, 2013. A gas explosion happened at the Simachong coal mine on Sunday. Ten people have been confirmed dead during the explosion. The rescue work has ended and the injured have been sent to hospital for treatment. (Xinhua/Guo Guoquan)

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A giant rock blocks a road in Nantou County, southeast China's Taiwan, June 2, 2013. Three people died, one person missing and 20 others were injured, including 3 severely, in an earthquake that shook Nantou County on Sunday afternoon. (Xinhua)

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Tourists make their way to detour a rock-fall blocked road at Nantou County, southeast China's Taiwan, June 2, 2013. Three people died, one person missing and 20 others were injured, including 3 severely, in an earthquake that shook Nantou County on Sunday afternoon. (Xinhua)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan wave upon their arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica, June 2, 2013. Xi Jinping arrived here Sunday for a state visit to Costa Rica. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

SAN JOSE, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Sunday for a state visit to Costa Rica with the purpose of promoting cooperation between the Asian giant and the Central American country.

Upon his arrival, Xi said Costa Rica is an important country in Central America and expanding bilateral cooperation is not only in line with the fundamental interests of the two nations but contributive to world peace and development.

Xi added that he looks forward to exchanging views with President Laura Chinchilla and other Costa Rican leaders on bilateral relations and other issues of common concern.

The Chinese president said he is confident that the visit will help the two sides cement mutual trust, expand cooperation, deepen friendship and achieve win-win results.

Costa Rican Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo extended a warm welcome to Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, at the airport.

bd popeye
06-03-2013, 03:41 PM
My condolences go out to the families and friends of those lost and injured.

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Medical staff wait near a poultry processing plant that was engulfed by a fire in northeast China's Jilin province's Mishazi township on Monday, June 3, 2013. The massive fire broke out at the poultry plant early Monday, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing over a hundred people, reports and officials said. (AP Photo)

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A water canon hoses down the roof of a poultry processing plant after a major fire which appeared to have been sparked by three early-morning explosions in northeast China's Jilin province's Mishazi township on Monday, June 3, 2013. (AP Photo)

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Residents look on as rescue efforts continue near a poultry processing plant that was engulfed by a fire in northeast China's Jilin province's Mishazi township on Monday, June 3, 2013. (AP Photo)

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Firefighters and medical staff prepare to remove body bags that appears to contain the bodies of those killed by a fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China's Jilin province's Mishazi township on Monday, June 3, 2013.

bd popeye
06-04-2013, 11:50 AM
http://i.imgur.com/CBtqyAu.jpg (http://imgur.com/CBtqyAu)

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Photo taken on June 3, 2013 shows the assembly of the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft and the Long March-2F carrier rocket at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province. The assembly was transported to the launch site on Monday morning, which marks the manned Shenzhou-10 mission entering the final phase of its preparation. The spacecraft, which will be launched in mid-June from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, will carry three astronauts and dock with Tiangong-1, target orbiter and space module. (Xinhua/Liang Jie)

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Peng Liyuan (2nd L, front), wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, communicates with a child during her visit to the National Children's Hospital of Costa Rica, accompanied by Emilce Miranda, mother of Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, in San Jose, Costa Rica, June 3, 2013. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

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Peng Liyuan (L front), wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, communicates with a child during her visit to the National Children's Hospital of Costa Rica, accompanied by Emilce Miranda, mother of Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, in San Jose, Costa Rica, June 3, 2013. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

http://i.imgur.com/cKMjH4V.jpg (http://imgur.com/cKMjH4V)


People look at the wreckage of a crashed police helicopter in Lantian County in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 3, 2013. Two people died and another person was severely injured after the helicopter crashed during a training mission on Monday, local authorities said. (Xinhua)

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Vehicles move on waterlogged road in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, June 4, 2013. A rainstorm and hail hit the city on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)

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People ride an electric bike in floods in Nanning City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 4, 2013. A heavy rainfall hit Nanning on Tuesday, and local meteorological authorities issued an orange alert for rainstorms. China has a four-color warning system for strong rain, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue. (Xinhua/Zhou Hu)

Death toll in China's slaughterhouse fire rises to 120 - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-06/04/c_132428324.htm)

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A fire fighter leads a working dog while searching for survivors at the burnt poultry slaughterhouse owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township of Dehui City in northeast China's Jilin Province, June 3, 2013. The death toll from the fire has risen to 120 as of 8 p.m. on Monday. Search and rescue work is under way. (Xinhua/Wang Haofei)

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A fire fighter searches for survivors at the burnt poultry slaughterhouse owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township of Dehui City in northeast China's Jilin Province, June 3, 2013. The death toll from the fire has risen to 120 as of 8 p.m. on Monday. Search and rescue work is under way. (Xinhua/Wang Haofei)

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Family members of workers cry as waiting for information near the accident site after a fire broke out at a poultry processing workshop owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township in Dehui City, northeast China's Jilin Province, June 4, 2013. The death toll from the fire which happened on Monday morning had risen to 120. (Xinhua/Lin Hong)

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Students attend their last lesson at the Yucai Middle School in Chongqing, southwest China, June 4, 2013. Three days later, the high school graduates will take part in the national college entrance exam, which is set for June 7 and 8. (Xinhua/Chen Cheng)

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Anyone have an Idea what different scales these models are?

Visitors observe train models at the 8th Rail and Metro China exhibition held in Shanghai, east China, June 4, 2013. The exhibition, opened here on Tuesday, has attracted over 180 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions. (Xinhua/Liu Changlong)

bd popeye
06-05-2013, 09:07 AM
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Chinese President Xi Jinping (Front) attends a welcoming ceremony held for him by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, June 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

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A salesman displays a bottle of French Cotes de Bourg wine to a customer at a wine expo in Beijing, June 4, 2013. China launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe in European wine on Wednesday in response to the European Union's decision to impose duties on imports of Chinese solar panels, as tensions increased between two of the world's biggest trading blocs. Picture taken June 4, 2013. *******/Stringer (

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A worker walks at a landfill site in Beijing May 30, 2013. According to government figures, reported in local media, about 4.67 million tons of recyclable waste was collected in Beijing in 2010. In the same year, 6.35 million tons of trash ended up in landfill in the city. World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5. The sign reads "selected garbage." Picture taken May 30, 2013. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A woman uses a tablet computer as she sits in a tricycle taxi at an road intersection during rainfall in Beijing on June 5, 2013. More than two-thirds of Beijing's annual rainfall happens in June to August, breaking the city's otherwise dry and arid climate. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JUNE 02: Taiwanese girl group S.H.E attend 2013 Hito Music Awards at Taipei Arena on June 2, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Xia Weigang, a man injured in a fire accident, takes lunch in hospital in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, June 5, 2013

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A nurse checks the blood pressure of a woman injured in a fire accident in hospital in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, June 5, 2013. A fire broke out at a poultry processing workshop owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township in the city of Dehui on early Monday morning. The fire killed 120 people and injured 77 others. (Xinhua/Wang Haofei)

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Wang Fengya, a woman injured in a fire accident, receives medical treatment in hospital in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, June 5, 2013.

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Xiangyanghong 09, a mother vessel for the manned submersible Jiaolong, leaves Zhongyuan Dock in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, June 5, 2013, to receive Jiaolong in Jiangyin City of east China's Jiangsu Province. Xiangyanghong 09 is expected to leave for the South China Sea and the North Pacific on June 10, kicking off a sailing of experimental application. It will conduct a scientific research on marine biodiversity during its 110-day journey. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

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Train models are displayed on the exhibition "Rail + Metro China 2013" in Shanghai, east China, June 4, 2013. The exhibition, showcasing metro and rail-related technologies and products worldwide, kicked off here Tuesday. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

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Photos taken on June 4, 2013 shows an accident site on the Jinggang'ao Expressway in Zhumadian City, central China's Henan Province. Nine people were killed Tuesday morning in 16 pileups involving 56 vehicles on the fogbound expressway in Zhumadian, local authorities said on Wednesday.

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Children visit an aquarium in Urumchi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on June 4. World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

bd popeye
06-05-2013, 10:04 AM
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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JUNE 02: Singers Rainie Yang and Show Luo (R) attends 2013 Hito Music Awards at Taipei Arena on June 2, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JUNE 02: Singer Angela Chang attends 2013 Hito Music Awards at Taipei Arena on June 2, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JUNE 02: Singer Jolin Tsai attends 2013 Hito Music Awards at Taipei Arena on June 2, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Bai Baihe covers TRENDSHEALTH magazine

If the below happened in the US and was recorded..that man assaulted would wind up being a millionaire.

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bd popeye
06-06-2013, 09:04 AM
Trainee participate in a brutal VIP security training course at the Genghis Security Academy in Beijing, capital of China, June 6, 2013. Some 70 trainees, including six females and three foreigners, will receive intensified training at the bodyguard camp for over 20 hours per day in a week. One third of them will be eliminated. (Xinhua/Liu Changlong)

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bd popeye
06-06-2013, 09:08 AM
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Peng Liyuan (C), wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, accompanied by Mexico's first lady Angelica Rivera (2nd L, front), visits Mexican broadcaster Televisa, in Mexico City, Mexico, June 5, 2013. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

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Peng Liyuan (1st R), wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, accompanied by Mexico's first lady Angelica Rivera, hugs a child patient during her visit to Federico Gomez Children's Hospital, in Mexico City, Mexico, June 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

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British billionaire and CEO of the Arcadia Group Philip Green and Topshop brand ambassador Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-mei attend the opening ceremony of a Topshop flagship store in Hong Kong June 6, 2013. British fashion brand Topshop opened a 14,000 sq ft store in Hong Kong's financial Central district on Thursday, paying US$516,000 a month in rent. *******/Bobby Yip

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People line up to enter the first Topshop store in Hong Kong Thursday, June 6, 2013. British fashion chain Topshop opened its first Hong Kong outlet on Thursday, becoming the latest Western brand to brave the city's high rents in a bid to crack the lucrative China market. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Police officers control traffic outside a Topshop flagship store during its opening ceremony in Hong Kong June 6, 2013. British fashion brand Topshop opened a 14,000 sq ft store in Hong Kong's financial Central district on Thursday, paying US$516,000 a month in rent. *******/Bobby Yip

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Hong Kong policemen keeps vigil in a restricted area in front of the gates of the Chinese government's liaison office in Hong Kong on June 6, 2013 as supporters of pro-democracy groups mark the anniversary of the death of Chinese dissident Li Wangyang. Relatives and rights groups have said Li, who was jailed for over 22 years for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen democracy protests, died in suspicious circumstances when he was found hanged at his hospital in June 2012. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

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A worker depicting Michael Jackson with the walking assist aids poses at his company's booth at China Medical Beauty and Plastic Surgery Equipment Exhibition in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, June 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Health workers carry out disinfection work at the accident site after a fire broke out at a poultry processing workshop owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township in the city of Dehui, northeast China's Jilin Province, June 6, 2013. The fire, which occurred early Monday morning, killed 120 people and injured 77 others. (Xinhua/Lin Hong)

bd popeye
06-06-2013, 09:24 AM
Follow up to "chengguan" beating in Yan'an, Shaanxi Province

Building sign removed after Chengguan's brutal assault - China News - SINA English (http://english.sina.com/china/p/2013/0605/596844.html)


Urban management (chengguan) authorities in Yan'an, Shaanxi Province said Wednesday they have fired and punished the officers who beat the owner of a bicycle shop and stomped on his head. Two officers are in custody.

After a video of the incident posted online on Friday went viral, it sparked public outrage over the brutal tactics used by the officers, amid the belief that authorities are passing the buck by blaming contract employees.

Of the eight officers involved in Friday's incident, six temporary employees were fired by the urban management bureau, with the other two regular employees being penalized. Two temporary workers have been detained by the police for their behavior, People's Daily Online reported Wednesday following a press conference held by the city's government.

According to the video, the officers are attempting to confiscate several bicycles from outside the store. The confrontation turned violent, with the chengguan and several people dressed in cycling clothing entering the fray.

The owner of the store, Liu Guofeng, is seen lying on the ground, when a heavy-set officer deliberately jumps on his head with both feet. Liu was left bleeding and unconscious.

An employee surnamed Li from the Merida bicycle shop told the Global Times that Liu is in hospital with injuries to his head and chest, and must have an operation on his collarbone. He said that the officers confiscated five bicycles that day and have not returned them.

"A group of chengguan got out of their van and took the bicycles from in front of the shop without saying anything," Li said. "What happened in the video was after Liu came to stop the chengguan."

Li alleged that he and his colleagues thought the officers smelled of alcohol.

An official from the local urban management watchdog brigade told the People's Daily Online Monday that the shop had illegally parked bikes on the sidewalk before and officers issued alerts to them several times ordering them to rectify.

"Every time they asked us to put the bicycles in order, we followed the request. On Friday, there weren't many bicycles in front of the shop and they were in order," Li said, adding the bicycles belong to customers.

Police have also come in for criticism after the video shows a police vehicle passing by but not stopping during the spat.

An employee surnamed Li from Baotashan police station in Yan'an said the vehicle was from Ansai county.

"The over-aggressive act hadn't occurred yet and conflicts between chengguan and business owners are common, so they didn't stop," Li said, adding that the police set up a team to investigate the violence.

Zhu Lijia, a public management professor at the Chinese Academy of Governance, said that while hiring temporary employees is common for government agencies, the institution should still be held accountable when lapses occur during law enforcement.

"The agencies should strengthen the officers' education and management even if they're temporary," Zhu said.

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Seek
06-06-2013, 10:49 AM
yeah, passing the buck is a tried and trusted method to take your ass out of the line... :roll:

bd popeye
06-06-2013, 11:03 AM
yeah, passing the buck is a tried and trusted method to take your ass out of the line... :roll:

Exactly! http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/previous.gif And thanks for responding in this thread Seek!

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Looks like someone has been poaching GOLD!

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Seek
06-06-2013, 04:13 PM
you're welcome popeye! I appreciate very much what you're doing here! :)

bd popeye
06-06-2013, 07:11 PM
you're welcome popeye! I appreciate very much what you're doing here! :)

thank you and I enjoy posting the photos! I just want to shed a different light on China.

bd popeye
06-07-2013, 12:51 PM
My sincerest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of this tragedy.

China bus inferno kills 38 in Xiamen - Yahoo! New Zealand (http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/17523485/china-bus-inferno-kills-38-in-xiamen/)


BEIJING, China (AFP) - At least 38 people died and more than 30 were injured when a bus "burst into flames" in southeast China, state media reported, the country's latest deadly road accident.

Images on China's Internet news portals showed a heavily burnt-out shell was all that remained of the bus, which caught fire in the city of Xiamen, in China's southeast Fujian province at about 6.30pm (10.30 GMT), Xinhua said, citing local officials.

Online pictures also showed survivors with blood-stained clothes sitting stunned, and thick, black plumes of smoke rising from the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) vehicle as it burned on an elevated road.

One passenger told Xinhua that she had smelled gasoline, before the fire spread quickly through the bus.

A local official told the state-run news agency that the bus caught fire 500 metres away from the Jinshan bus stop, which appears to be in a residential area of the city.

The accident was under investigation, Xinhua added.

Last August, at least 36 people died when a double-decker sleeper bus slammed into the rear of a methanol tanker and burst into flames, China's worst traffic accident in more than a year.

The accident, in China's northern Shaanxi province, was the deadliest since a fire on an overcrowded sleeper bus carrying flammable materials killed 41 passengers in central China in July in 2011, according to the country's work safety watchdog.

Although accidents on China's popular urban bus network are less common, many buses are crowded with both standing and sitting passengers.

BRT networks, which now operate in many of China's heavily congested cities, provide faster bus travel by using roads designated for public transport.

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A bus is seen on fire on an elevated track in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, June 7, 2013. The bus in the city's BRT (bus rapid transit) service burst into flames at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, with no immediate report of casualty. (Xinhua)

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Photos taken by mobile phone on June 7, 2013 shows the debris of a bus on an elevated track in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province. At least 20 people died and more than 30 others were injured after the bus in the city's BRT (bus rapid transit) service burst into flames at about 6:30 p.m. on Friday. (Xinhua)

bd popeye
06-07-2013, 01:17 PM
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Actor Jackie Chan poses at his hand and footprint ceremony in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on June 6, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong)

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Photo taken on June 6, 2013 shows the cockpit of an electric two-seater light sport airplane at the Caihu Airport in Shenyang, capital of Northeast China's Liaoning province, June 6, 2013. The lithium-battery-powered aircraft, independently-developed by Shenyang Aerospace University, had a successful test flight Friday. [Photo/Xinhua]

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A teacher encourages her student taking the national college entrance exam in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, June 7, 2013. Some 9.12 million applicants are expected to sit this year's college entrance exam. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

Families wait for students taking national college entrance exam - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-06/07/c_132438993.htm)

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SHANGHAI, June 7, 2013 (Xinhua) -- Parents watch their children entering the exam site to take the national college entrance exam in Shanghai, east China, June 7, 2013. Some 9.12 million applicants are expected to sit this year's college entrance exam. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

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An electric two-seater light sport airplane flies over the Caihu Airport in Shenyang, capital of Northeast China's Liaoning province, June 6, 2013. The lithium-battery-powered aircraft, independently-developed by Shenyang Aerospace University, had a successful test flight Friday. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Nearly 2,000 fans of cheongsam, a traditional Chinese dress, put on a show in Shanghai on Thursday to display the Shanghai-style cheongsam. [Photo/Xinhua]

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A child washes feet for an old man using moxa leaf water during an event at Guizhou Township in Zigui County, cental China's Hubei Province, June 7, 2013. People in Zigui, the hometown of Qu Yuan, prepare to celebrate the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, or June 12 this year. The festival is to commemorate the death of Qu Yuan, a patriot poet during the Warring States Period (475-221B.C.), who committed suicide by flinging himself into the Miluo River after his mother kingdom, fell into enemy's hands. (Xinhua/Zheng Jiayu)

New dragon boat launched at Shangjiao Village in Guangzhou - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-06/06/c_132436351.htm#)

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Villagers have a trial run of their new dragon boat during a launching ceremony at the Chenhanhui Shipyard at Shangjiao Village in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, June 6, 2013. Chenhanhui Shipyard has been busy making new dragon boats and renovating old ones for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival that falls on June 12 this year. People in many parts of China have the tradition to hold dragon boat races during the festival. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

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Parents of examinees of the national college entrance exam wait outside the exam sites at the No. 14 Middle School in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, June 7, 2013. Some 9.12 million applicants are expected to sit this year's college entrance exam on June 7 and 8. (Xinhua/Nie Jianjiang)

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Lin Chi-ling promotes online game

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Gamer nerds pose with Lin Chi-ling

bd popeye
06-08-2013, 09:21 AM
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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands as they meet for talks Friday, June 7, 2013, in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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President Barack Obama, right, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands Friday, June 7, 2013, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Seeking a fresh start to a complex relationship, the leaders are retreating to a sprawling desert estate for two days of talks on high-stakes issues, including cybersecurity and North Korea's nuclear threats. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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Supporters of Chinese President Xi Jinping cheer as they watch the motorcade carrying President Xi arrive in Indian Wells, Calif., Thursday, June 6, 2013. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, seeking a fresh start to a complex relationship, are retreating to a sprawling desert estate for two days of talks on high-stakes issues, including cybersecurity and North Korea's nuclear threats. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

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Supporters of Chinese President Xi Jinping use fans to protect from the sun while waiting for the arrival of President Xi in Indian Wells, Calif., Thursday, June 6, 2013.

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Fire fighters extinguish the fire that broke out on a bus on an elevated bus lane in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, June 7, 2013. (Xinhua)

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Working staff investigate the accident site after a bus caught fire near the Jinshan bus stop in the city of Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, June 7, 2013. An initial investigation showed the fatal bus fire that has claimed 47 lives and hospitalized 34 on Friday was suspected to be a "serious criminal case". (Xinhua)

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Rescuers transfer an injured person after a bus catches fire on an elevated track near the Jinshan bus stop in the city of Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, June 7, 2013.

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Buses arrive at the Caitang Station of BRT (bus rapid transit) line in Xiamen City, southeast China's Fujian Province, June 8, 2013. The BRT bus line in Xiamen resumed operation on Saturday morning. A BRT bus caught fire near the Jinshan bus stop in the city of Xiamen Friday. An initial investigation showed the fatal bus fire that has claimed 47 lives and hospitalized 34 was suspected to be a "serious criminal case". (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

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Students walk out of the exam site in Hutai Middle School in Xining, northwest China's Qinghai Province, June 8, 2013. The 2013 national college entrance examination ended in some regions of China on Saturday. Approximately 9.12 million people took part in the exam this year. (Xinhua/Wu Gang)

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The Shenzhou 10 spacecraft, atop its Long March-2F carrier rocket booster, has been vertically transferred from a preparation area to the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert. A spokesman from China Manned Space Engineering announced June 3 that China will soon launch the three-person Shenzhou 10 spacecraft to rendezvous and dock with the Tiangong 1 space module, which is already in orbit. [Photo/Xinhua]

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The Shenzhou 10 spacecraft, atop its Long March-2F carrier rocket booster, has been vertically transferred from a preparation area to the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert. A spokesman from China Manned Space Engineering announced June 3 that China will soon launch the three-person Shenzhou 10 spacecraft to rendezvous and dock with the Tiangong 1 space module, which is already in orbit. [Photo/Xinhua]

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The Jiaolong, China's first manned submersible, is successfully installed in Xiangyanghong 09, a mother vessel for the submersible, in Jiangyin City of Jiangsu Province on June 8. Xiangyanghong 09 is expected to leave for the South China Sea and the North Pacific on June 10, kicking off a sailing of experimental application. It will conduct a scientific research on marine biodiversity during its 110-day journey. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Models pose beside cars at the 15th Chongqing International Auto Industry Fair in Chongqing, southwest China's municipality, June 7, 2013. Opened Friday, the week-long fair attracts 105 domestic and foreign exhibitors and will launch 60 new models. [Photo: Xinhua]

bd popeye
06-09-2013, 03:27 PM
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. Beijing (China), 06/09/2013.- A Chinese fan holds a jersey of Dutch striker Robin van Persie during a training session of the Dutch national soccer team at the Olympic sports center stadium in Beijing, China, 09 June 2013. The Netherlands will face China in an international friendly soccer match on 11 June 2013. EFE/EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

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. Taichung Harbour (Taiwan), 06/09/2013.- A handout photo from Taiwan Coast Guard made available on 09 June 2013 shows President Ma Ying-jeou delivering a speech after watching a coast guard drill at Taichung Harbour on 11 May 2013. On 09 June 2013, Taiwan welcomed US President Barack Obama's reiterating - during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinpin in California on 08 June - that the US will abide by the Taiwan Relations Act and honour its commitment to meet Taiwan's self-defence needs. In the talks, Xi urged the US to follow the 'One-China policy' and stop arms sales to Taiwan. China and Taiwan split at the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949, but China still sees Taiwan as its breakaway province and vows to recover Taiwan by force if Taipei seeks independence or indefinitely delays reunificaiton talks with Beijing. EFE/EPA/TAIWAN COAST GUARD

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Taipei (Taiwan), 06/09/2013.- A handout photo released by the Military News Agency shows Taiwan's combat swimmers, or 'frogmen', demonstrate their combat skills in Taipei, Taiwan, 09 June 2013. EFE/EPA/MILITARY NEWS AGENCY

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In this image made from China Central Television video, former Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun, second from right, is escorted into a courtroom at Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court in Beijing Sunday, June 9, 2013. Liu admitted his guilt and sought leniency Sunday at his trial on corruption charges, one of the country's highest-level graft cases in years. Liu, 60, who oversaw Railways Ministry's high-profile bullet train development, has been accused of taking massive bribes and steering lucrative projects to associates. The case is seen as an indicator of how top-level officials might fare in an anti-corruption campaign that Chinese leader Xi Jinping has vowed will target both high and low officials. (AP Photo/CCTV via AP Video)

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In this image made from China Central Television video, former Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun speaks at a courtroom in Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court in Beijing Sunday, June 9, 2013. (AP Photo/CCTV via AP Video)

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A Beijing Opera actors apply makeup at the back stage before the show begins in Shanghai, China, Saturday, June 8, 2013. Beijing Opera, Chinese theatrical performance, has been a popular entertainment with combination of theatrical performance, music, dance and acrobatics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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A balloon-seller cycles along a street during wet weather in Beijing on June 7, 2013. More than two-thirds of Beijing's annual rainfall happens in June to August, breaking the city's otherwise dry and arid climate. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

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Students at the Tongxin Experimental Primary School assemble in the morning on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Friday, June 7, 2013. Children of migrant workers are entitled to 9-year compulsory education but usually only in their rural hometowns instead of the cities where their parents are working. Schools such as the Tongxin Experimental Primary School cater to these children who otherwise can't afford expensive private schools or enjoy the free public service accessible only to locals. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Students at the Tongxin Experimental Primary School play after morning class on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Friday, June 7, 2013.

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A model at Intel Corp.'s press conference displays a new Toshiba tablet hybrid at the opening of Taiwan's Computex 2013, one of the world's largest IT exhibitions, in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Computex will run from June 4th through the 8th. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Investigators work inside the debris of a burned bus in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, early June 8, 2013. The bus fire happening in Xiamen on Friday evening has claimed 47 lives and hospitalized 34 passgengers. An old man who allegedly set fire to the crowded bus to "vent personal grievances" had died in the blaze, local authorities said Saturday. Chen Shuizong, born in 1954 and a native of Xiamen, was identified as the arsonist of the fire. (Xinhua)

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Models present "Huafu" dresses during the 2013 Berlin Huafu Show in Germany, May 23, 2013. China has a good tradition of great manners, which is called "Xia," while the collection of beautiful dresses of ancient China, was named "Hua." Huaxia's dress is "Huafu," representing the essence and spirit of China's culture and history. Therefore, "Huafu" is also called China's National Dress.[Photo/CNS]

bd popeye
06-10-2013, 08:45 AM
Three astronauts of Shenzhou-10 mission meet media (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-06/10/c_132446329.htm)

Training photos of Shenzhou-10 crew members - Xinhua | English.news.cn (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-06/10/c_132446246.htm)

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Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping adjusts her helmet during a training at Beijing Aerospace City in Beijing, May 8, 2013. China will launch its next manned space flight on June 11, carrying three astronauts on a 15-day mission to an experimental space lab, the National Space Administration said, in the latest step towards the development of a space station. Picture taken May 8, 2013. *******/Stringer

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Wang Yaping (L), one of the three astronauts of the Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft mission, answers a question as meeting the media at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province, June 10, 2013. The Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft will be launched at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 5:38 p.m. Beijing Time (0938 GMT) June 11. (Xinhua/Wang Jianmin)

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A helicopter and its support ship "Haixun 01" of China's Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) leaves Shanghai, east China, June 10, 2013. The public service ship will conduct a 62-day voyage to visit Australia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Malaysia. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)

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A dragon boat team participates in a rowing competition during the Fifth Beijing Dragon Boat Cultural Festival in Beijing, capital of China, June 10, 2013. The festival opened in the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing's Shunyi District on Monday. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

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People perform in a drum dance during the Fifth Beijing Dragon Boat Cultural Festival in Beijing, capital of China, June 10, 2013. The festival opened in the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing's Shunyi District on Monday. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

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Fang Ming, chairman of the Chinese Association of Qu Yuan, attends the Fifth Beijing Dragon Boat Cultural Festival in Beijing, capital of China, June 10, 2013. The festival opened in the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing's Shunyi District on Monday. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

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China's manned submersible "Jiaolong", boarding its support ship "Xiangyanghong-9", leaves a port in Jiangyin, east China's Jiangsu province, June 10, 2013, starting a voyage of experimental application. During the 103-day mission, the sub will submerge for scientific research in the South China Sea, the northeast Pacific Ocean and the west Pacific. The submersible will for the first time take scientists on board. (Xinhua/Ding Xiaochun)

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Ye Cong (L), Fu Wentao (C) and Tang Jialing, aquanauts of China's manned submersible "Jiaolong", prepare to leave a port in Jiangyin, east China's Jiangsu province, June 10, 2013, starting a voyage of experimental application of "Jiaolong". During the 103-day mission, the sub will submerge for scientific research in the South China Sea, the northeast Pacific Ocean and the west Pacific. The submersible will for the first time take scientists on board. (Xinhua/Chen Jian)

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Villagers make pillows filled with Chinese mugwort leaf to celebrate the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival in Xiyuezhuang Village of Qiyuan County, east China's Shandong Province, June 9, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

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People make traditional shoes for children to celebrate the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival in Linqing City, east China's Shandong Province, June 6, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Contestants make Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, during a contest in celebration of the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, June 9, 2013. The Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth day on the fifth month on the lunar calendar. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Hong Kong (China), 08/06/2013.- Hong Kong children plant small plants at a Hong Kong government sponsored 'tree planting event' to mark World Environment Week, in Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, 08 June 2012. The event forms part of the broader 'Hong Kong, Our Home' campaign which, according to the Hong Kong government aims to 'inject positive energy into society, foster social cohesion and promote care, mutual help and solidarity in the community'. EFE/EPA/ALEX HOFFORD

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HONG KONG - JUNE 07: Karena Ng Chin Yu attends Lexus Press Conference on June 7, 2013 in Hong Kong, China.

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A customer buys vegetables at a market in Shanghai on June 9, 2013.

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A vendor sells vegetables at a market in Shanghai on June 9, 2013.

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Pork vendors take a nap at a market in Shanghai on June 9, 2013.

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Taiwanese pop group ChthoniC members pose during a fan meeting in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, June 9, 2013.(AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

bd popeye
06-11-2013, 08:57 AM
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Astronauts Nie Haisheng (C), Zhang Xiaoguang (R) and Wang Yaping attend the setting-out ceremony of the manned Shenzhou-10 mission at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province, June 11, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

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The Long March-2F carrier rocket carrying China's manned Shenzhou-10 spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province, June 11, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

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Video grab taken on June 11, 2013 shows three astronauts in China's manned Shenzhou-10 spacecraft. The Long March-2F carrier rocket carrying China's manned Shenzhou-10 spacecraft on Tuesday blast off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province. (Xinhua)

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Firemen evacuate victims at the scene of a gas explosion in Suzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, June 11, 2013. An explosion toppled a building in Suzhou on Tuesday morning, killing at least six people, according to local authorities. Nine others have been hospitalized, and three of them are in critical condition. (Xinhua/Zhu Guigen)

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A man carries goods in a flooded street in Liuzhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 11, 2013. Liujiang River's water level surpassed the warning line in urban Liuzhou on Monday, and started to descend in the night after the flood peak. (Xinhua/Li Bin)

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Children wearing "Hanfu", an ancient costume of the Han ethnic people, take part in a gathering to commemorate Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet during the Warring State Period (475-221 BC), in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, June 10, 2013. The Dragon Boat (Duanwu) Festival, which is celebrated across China to pay homage to Qu Yuan, falls on the fifth day of the fifth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, or June 12 this year. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

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A man sleeps on his motorscooter on a street in Shanghai on June 11, 2013. Chinese people are taking a three-day holiday on June 10,11 and 12 for a period known as the Duanwu Festival, which is a traditional holiday commemorating the life and death of famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

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Local residents gather to make zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, to celebrate the upcoming Dragon Boat (Duanwu) Festival in Kinmen County of southeast China's Taiwan, June 10, 2013. The Duanwu Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, or June 12 this year. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

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Tourists visit ceramic artworks in the town of Yingge of Xinbei City in southeast China's Taiwan, June 8, 2013. Over 100 artists have set up workshops in Yingge, which is famous for ceramics production, providing opportunities for visitors to experience the process of making porcelains. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

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Supporters of Netherlands' Arjen Robben cheer for him during practice a day before a friendly soccer match against the Chinese national team at the Worker's Stadium in Beijing, China, Monday, June 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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HONG KONG - JUNE 10: Actress Chiling Lin attends 'Switch' premiere at Millennium City on June 10, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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bd popeye
06-12-2013, 09:57 AM
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This video grab taken from the screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center shows Chinese astronauts on the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft greeting the nation and the Chinese in the global for the Dragon Boat Festival, on June 12, 2013. The words on the paper read "Happy Dragon Boat Festival!" (Xinhua/Wang Sijang)

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People take pictures of cars displayed at 2013 Xi'an International Automobile Industry Exposition in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 12, 2013. Visiting the auto show, which lasts from June 8 to 17, is the way many local residents spent their three-day Dragon Boat Festival vacation from June 10 to 12. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao)

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Passengers take a taxi at the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, June 10, 2013. The 3-kilometer base fare for a taxi in Beijing rose by 30 percent from 10 yuan (1.6 U.S. dollars) to 13 yuan as of Monday. According to the new plan, a cab fare will be charged at 2.3 yuan per kilometer after the first 3 kilometers. (Xinhua/Li Wen)

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People watch models performing at 2013 Xi'an International Automobile Industry Exposition in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 12, 2013.

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Girls wearing the ancient costumes typical of the Han Dynasty (202 BC - 221 AD) pose for a photo during an event to commemorate Quyuan, a famous ancient official who drowned himself for finding no way to make his small hinterland kingdom better, and spend the holiday of Dragon Boat Festival in Beijing, China, June 12, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Jianhua)

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People wearing the ancient costumes typical of the Han Dynasty (202 BC - 221 AD) perform traditional musical instruments during an event to commemorate Quyuan, a famous ancient official who drowned himself for finding no way to make his small hinterland kingdom better, and spend the holiday of Dragon Boat Festival in Beijing, China, June 12, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Jianhua)

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Cars board the "Zhongbaodao" ro-ro cruise ship at Yinxiangtuo wharf in Zigui County, central China's Hubei Province, June 11, 2013. "Zhongbaodao" ro-ro cruise ship, the first one of this kind in Three Gorges reservoir region, was officially put into service on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Zheng Jiayu)

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Rescuers look for victims at the accident site after an explosion toppled a three-story building in Suzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, June 11, 2013. Twenty people who were buried following an explosion of the staff canteen had been found. Eleven of them died in hospital, while the remaining nine are still receiving treatment in two local hospitals, according to the press briefing. A preliminary investigation showed that the blast was caused by a gas leak. (Xinhua/Shen Peng)

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Arjen Robben (Top) of the Netherlands vies with China's Zhang Linpeng during their international friendly soccer match at the Workers Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, June 11, 2013. Netherlands defeated China by the score of 2 - 0(Xinhua/Gong Lei)

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The cowling of Shenzhou-X spacecraft is found in Yulin, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, at 7 pm on June 11, 2013. The debris contained the black box of the spacecraft which was launched at 5:38 pm at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu province, carrying three astronauts. [Photo/CFP]

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bd popeye
06-13-2013, 09:47 AM
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Protesters supporting Edward Snowden, a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), chant slogans before marching to U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong June 13, 2013. Fresh revelations by former CIA employee Snowden have raised concerns that the NSA may have hacked into Hong Kong's key internet exchange, which handles nearly all the Chinese territory's domestic web traffic. *******/Bobby Yip

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Performers in camouflaged uniforms use pots as musical instruments during celebrations for the Duanwu festival also known as the Dragon Boat festival held in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The festival originated in China and is marked with eating rice dumplings and racing dragon boats. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 12: Actress Fan Bingbing and actor Jiang Jinfu attend 'One Night Surprise' press conference at Regent Hotel on June 12, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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A performer prepares to take part in celebrations during the Duanwu festival also known as the Dragon Boat festival held in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

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Performers rehe**** their movements before celebrations for the Duanwu festival also known as the Dragon Boat festival held in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The festival originated in China and is marked with eating rice dumplings and racing dragon boats. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Participants get ready for a dragon boat race as part of celebrations for the Duanwu festival also known as the Dragon Boat festival held in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The festival originated in China and is marked with eating rice dumplings and racing dragon boats. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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In a photo taken on June 12, 2013 workers wait for a bus outside an industrial zone on a road near Beihai, in southwestern China's Guangxi province. Widely reported to be the fastest-growing city in China the ancient port city of Behai was historically a major trade hub for the country's southwest, situated off the Gulf of Tonkin between Vietnam and Hong Kong. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

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Fishermen collect their net as they fish on Silver beach in Beihai, southwestern China's Guangxi province early on June 13, 2013. Widely reported to be the fastest-growing city in China the ancient port city of Behai was historically a major trade hub for the country's southwest, situated off the Gulf of Tonkin between Vietnam and Hong Kong. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

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A boat sails past Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s Mariner of the Seas ocean liner, berthed at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Hong Kong has turned the former airport into an HK$8.2 billion ($1.1 billion) cruise terminal as the city seeks to woo wealthy Chinese travelers to help it become Asias hub for luxury liners. Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg via ***** Images

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A father carries his baby who is touching the replica of the famous Wall Street bronze bull on the Bund in Shanghai on June 13, 2013. Chinese stocks closed down 2.83 percent on the first day back after a three-day market holiday, weighed down by disappointing economic data, dealers said. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

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Photo taken on June 13, 2013 shows the screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center showing the three Chinese astronauts waving hands at the Tiangong-1 space module. China's Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft successfully completed an automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space module at 1:18 p.m. Thursday and the astronauts Nie Haisheng, Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping opened the hatch of Tiangong-1 at 4:17 p.m. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

Chomiq
06-13-2013, 09:54 AM
It's fun to see Chinese folks with "Defend freedom of speech" signs.

bd popeye
06-15-2013, 05:15 PM
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Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 14, 2013. Desalegn is in China for a four-day visit. AFP PHOTO/GOH CHAI HIN/POOL

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Beijing (China), 06.15.2013.- Tourists while away a leisurely day at the former Imperial Lakes in the center of Beijing, China, 15 June 2013. The lakes are a popular destination for locals and tourists alike and one of the few remaining areas maintaining a traditional architectural aura in the rapidly developing Chinese capital. EFE/EPA/ADRIAN BRADSHAW

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Beijing (China), 15/06/2013.- Anglers while away a leisurely day at the former Imperial Lakes in the center of Beijing, China, 15 June 2013. EFE/EPA/ADRIAN BRADSHAW

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A woman wears past sculptures of female shoppers in Beijing, China, Friday, June 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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A Chinese man waiting to recollect recyclable waste material naps on a trolley on the streets of Beijing, China, Friday, June 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 14: Amber Ann attends the clothing ceremony of the 19th Shanghai TV Festival at Himalayan Art Center on June 14, 2013 in Shanghai, China.

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Hong Kong (China),06.15.2013.- Police stands guard outside the US Consulate during a pro-Snowden march in Hong Kong, China, 15 June 2013. Several hundred people marched to the US Consulate in support of former CIA analyst Edward Snowden who is believed to be hiding in the city. EFE/EPA/JEROME FAVRE

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Hong Kong (China),06.15.2013.- Activists walk past the US Consulate during a pro-Snowden march in Hong Kong, China, 15 June 2013. Several hundred people marched to the US Consulate in support of the former CIA analyst who is believed to be hiding in the city. EFE/EPA/JEROME FAVRE

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Poultry farmers chant anti-government slogans & throw eggs during a protest in front of the Ministry of Agriculture in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, June 13, 2013. Over a thousand Taiwanese poultry farmers took to the streets on Thursday to protest the closing of live poultry markets last month, part of measures taken to prevent the outbreak of the H7N9 strain of bird flu. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Parents queue at the gate of the Kindergarten of the Gubu Road of Liuzhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 14, 2013. Most kindergartens in Liuzhou started the registration for new students on June 15 and 16, when some parents who wanted to send their children into public kindergartens queued for the whole night for the registration. There are more than 200 kindergartens in Liuzhou City, in which only 14 are public ones. Attracted by the low costs and good reputation of the public kindergartens which often enroll limited number of students every year, some parents spare no effort in striving for the registration. Many parents even queue for the whole night for the registration, which has become a common phenomenon in many places of the country. (Xinhua/Li Bin)

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A pair of twins attends the 2013 Shandong (Weifang) First Twin Cultural Festival in Weifang, east China's Shandong Province, June 15, 2013. The festival, in which more than 60 pairs of twins and multiple births from Weifang City showed their talents and exchanged with each others, opened here on Saturday.(Xinhua/Zhang Chi)

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Six buses donated by China are seen in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 14, 2013. China's National People's Congress (NPC) on Friday donated six buses and 28 boxes of spare parts to the National Assembly of Cambodia. (Xinhua/Sovannara)

bd popeye
06-16-2013, 03:17 PM
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Tourists visit Ciqikou Town during a heat wave in Chongqing, southwest China's municipality, June 16, 2013. Local meteorological authorities issued an orange-coded alert of heat on Sunday, which indicates the temperature will rise up to 37 degrees Celsius Sunday afternoon. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

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Girls cool themselves off in the Jialingjiang River at Ciqikou Town in Chongqing, southwest China's municipality, June 16, 2013. Local meteorological authorities issued an orange-coded alert of heat on Sunday, which indicates the temperature will rise up to 37 degrees Celsius Sunday afternoon. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

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A job seeker talks with recruiters at a job fair specially held for college graduates in Shanghai, east China, June 16, 2013. Nearly 10,000 job opportunities were offered at the job fair. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

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A job seeker visits a job fair specially held for college graduates in Shanghai, east China, June 16, 2013. Nearly 10,000 job opportunities were offered at the job fair. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

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Tourists amuse themselves on the beach of Qingdao in east China's Shangdong Province on June 12, 2013. A break-out of algae bloom, or "green tide," has recently spread in waters off the Qingdao coastline. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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bd popeye
06-17-2013, 09:28 AM
Thanks for posting Seek! Those girls are tooo skinny. Somebody toss 'em a few cheeseburgers with fries and soda!

Today and Wednesday I will have no time to post.. so if you need your fix of Chinese day photos follow these links!

China - Photo - SINA English (http://english.sina.com/photo/china.html)

Photos Xinhua Headlines, Photos, Video | English.news.cn (http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/)

Photos - China.org.cn (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/index.htm)

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/china.html

bd popeye
06-18-2013, 09:15 AM
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BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham walks with young fans at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China.
Image By Lintao Zhang

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BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: Young David Beckham fans play football at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. Image By Lintao Zhang

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BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham plays football with children at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China.
Image By Lintao Zhang

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BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 18: David Beckham poses with young fans at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on June 18, 2013 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. Image ByLintao Zhang

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A Chinese cook sleeps at the China International Food Safety Technology & Innovations Expo in Beijing on June 18, 2013. China has recently been hit by a string of food scandals including one selling rat and fox meat as beef and mutton and others selling recycled cooking oil to restaurants and using dangerous chemicals in baby milk powder. AFP PHOTO/ Mark RALSTON

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A technician demonstrates procedures in a mobile food testing vehicle that will be used by Walmart to test food from their suppliers at the China International Food Safety Technology & Innovations Expo in Beijing on June 18, 2013.

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Mainland Chinese tourists view the Hong Kong skyline with binoculars at the Peak June 18, 2013.

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Edward Snowden, a former contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), is seen during a news broadcast on a screen inside a train in Hong Kong June 18, 2013. Snowden, who exposed the U.S. government's top-secret surveillance programs, fought back against his critics on Monday and denied allegations that he was a spy for China. *******/Bobby Yip

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People gather at Repulse Bay beach in front of residential buildings in Hong Kong, China, on Sunday, June 16, 2013.

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 15: Hong Kong actress Charlene Choi arrives at the opening ceremony of the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival at Shanghai Culture Square on June 15, 2013 in Shanghai, China.

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A girl holds an umbrella for shelter while walking in Shanghai, east China, June 18, 2013. The highest temperature in Shanghai reached 37c on June 18. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

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People walk under an umbrella on a street in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, June 17, 2013. The highest temperature in the city reached nearly 40 degrees Celsius on Monday. Local meteorological center issued an orange alert for high temperature. (Photo source: Chen Chao/CNS)

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 A model stands by a modified BMW 3 series car displayed at the "All in Tuning All in Caravanning" Show China 2013 on June 15, 2013, at the China National Convention Center, Beijing. (Hao Yan / chinadaily.com.cn)

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China's manned deep-sea submersible Jiaolong is seen after finishing a deep-sea dive into the south China sea, June 18, 2013. The Jiaolong manned deep-sea submersible on Tuesday carried its first scientist Zhou Huaiyang, professor of the School of Marine and Earth Science at Tongji University, as crew member during a deep-sea dive. (Xinhua/Zhang Xudong)

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Professor Zhou Huaiyang (front) waves as he comes out of the Jiaolong manned deep-sea submersible after a deep-sea dive into the south China sea, June 18, 2013.

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Boys cool themselves off in a river in suburban Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, June 17, 2013. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

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A total of 213 smuggled bear paws confiscated by China's Customs officials are shown in Manzhouli of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region on June 17, 2013. The bear paws were smuggled from Russia and discovered in the tires of a Russian passenger van trying to enter China. To date, this is the biggest bear paw smuggling case in China. Two Russian suspects have been detained by police, and are awaiting trial. In Russia, a kilogram of bear paws are worth about 2,000 rubles, about 400 RMB, but the price in China for the same amount is usually over 5,000 yuan per kg due to Chinese people's appetite demands as they believe bear paws have a high nutritional value. [Photo/Xinhua]

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A view of the Jiashao Cross-Sea Bridge in Shaoxing, East China's Zhejiang province, June 17, 2013. With a total investment of 13.9 billion yuan ($2.2 billion), the bridge, the second cross-sea bridge in the Hangzhou Bay, has completed construction and is expected to be opened to traffic by the end of June, Xinhua reported. The bridge will halve the travel time between Shaoxing in Zhejiang and Shanghai to 1.5 hours. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Kids show off fans made of recycled paper in a kindergarten in Liaocheng city, Shandong province on June 17, 2013. National Low Carbon Day fell on June 17, 2013, with the theme of "practice the low-carbon way and build beautiful homes". [Photo by Zhang Zhenxiang /Asianewsphoto]

bd popeye
06-19-2013, 08:10 AM
I no time to post this morning.. so if you need your fix of Chinese daily photos follow these links! I may post later.

China - Photo - SINA English (http://english.sina.com/photo/china.html)

Photos Xinhua Headlines, Photos, Video | English.news.cn (http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/)

Photos - China.org.cn (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/index.htm)

China Daily - Photos (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/china.html)

JJHH
06-19-2013, 09:13 AM
All those bear paws. Very sad.

bd popeye
06-20-2013, 11:13 AM
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| U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, introduce his delegation to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang before heading to a meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Thursday, June 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)

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Securities try to block journalists away from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, center, during his visit to the China National Low Carbon Day Exhibition at the Capital Museum in Beijing, China Thursday, June 20, 2013. Ban on Thursday expressed outrage over Wednesday's attack by al-Qaida-linked militants to the U.N. compound in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, which killed at least 13 people. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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In this image taken June 20, 2013 and made from CCTV, Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping, seen on screen, listens to a question from a school girl in Beijing, China, during a live broadcast from onboard the Tiangong 1 prototype space station. Astronauts struck floating martial arts poses, twirled gyroscopes and manipulated wobbling globes of water during a lecture Thursday from China's orbiting space station that's part of efforts to popularize the space program among young people. (AP Photo/CCTV via AP Video)

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Dancers perform during a Dalian Wanda Group event at a hotel in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Chinese property and cinema conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group said it is buying British yacht maker Sunseeker and will develop an upmarket London hotel, expanding into the luxury market as part of the latest foray abroad by a major Chinese firm. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Members of the honour guard prepare for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang during his welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 19, 2013. The Vietnamese President is on a two day visit to China and will meet Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. AFP PHOTO/ Mark RALSTON

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A customer shops near Mengniu's dairy products (R) displayed on shelves at a supermarket in Beijing June 19, 2013. China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd signed a second takeover deal in a month on Tuesday, offering to buy Carlyle-backed Yashili International Holdings Ltd in a deal worth about HK$12.5 billion ($1.6 billion) as part of a plan to expand its milk powder business. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Commuters wait to enter a subway station during the morning rush hour in Beijing on June 19, 2013. Despite some five million private vehicles in Beijing, public transport faces heavy congestion on a daily basis as most of the city's 20 million people head to work. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jone

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Wei Hanqi, 9, packs his bag as he prepares to walk to school in Beijing on June 19, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 20: Fans cheer as David Beckham arrives at Tongji University on June 20, 2013 in Shanghai, China.

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 20: the injured are attended after being hurt in a crush of people as David Beckham arrived at Tongji University on June 20, 2013 in Shanghai, China. The stampede is reported to have left five people injured and hospitalised.

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A crowd reacts during a stampede by fans of David Beckham at a university in Shanghai on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Fans eager to the see the soccer superstar stormed a police cordon Thursday in a stampede at a Shanghai university that injured seven people including five security personnel. (AP Photo)

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Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan (C), flanked by co-stars Yao Xintong (L) and Zhang Meng (R), pose during the Chinese Film Festival in New Delhi on June 18, 2013. Hong Kong actor and Hollywood action star Chan is in India to inaugurate the Chinese Film Festival and held a special screening of his film 'Chinese Zodiac'. AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA

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Fire fighters search for survivors at the blast accident scene at a restaurant in Shuozhou City, north China's Shanxi Province, June 20, 2013. Blasts ripped through a restaurant in Shuozhou Wednesday night, killing two people and injuring over 150 others. The explosion of natural gas pipes was suspected to be the cause of the accident after an initial investigation. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)

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Onlookers are seen around the locale of a restaurant blast in Shuozhou City of north China's Shanxi Province, June 20, 2013. Blasts ripped through a restaurant in Shuozhou Wednesday night, killing three people and injuring 149 others. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)

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Photo taken on June 18, 2013 shows the tourist bus of the road accident in Changji City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The death toll has risen to 15 in an accident in which a tourist bus fell into a valley on Tuesday in Changji, according to the local government. Four people died at the scene, while another 11 people died after hospital treatments failed. The other 21 passengers sustained injuries and are still being treated. Heavy fog that reduced visibility has been blamed for the accident. (Xinhua)

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CHONGQING, June 19 (Xinhua) -- The trial of a former official embroiled in a *** tape scandal opened on Wednesday in a court in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.
The Chongqing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court will hear the case of Lei Zhengfu, former secretary of Chongqing's Beibei District Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Full story (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-06/19/c_132467283.htm)



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06.19.2013...People cool off at crowed beaches.

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Scientist Yang Qunhui waves as she comes out of the Jiaolong manned deep-sea submersible after a deep-sea dive into the south China sea, June 20, 2013. The Jiaolong manned deep-sea submersible on Thursday carried its first female scientist Yang Qunhui, associate professor of the School of Marine and Earth Science at Tongji University, as crew member during a deep-sea dive. (Xinhua/Zhang Xudong)

Seek
06-20-2013, 11:18 AM
holy ****, all this hysteria just for some dude that used to kick around an inflated pig's bladder on a grass field... :|

bd popeye
06-20-2013, 12:53 PM
holy ****, all this hysteria just for some dude that used to kick around an inflated pig's bladder on a grass field... :|

It's the same when the NBA stars visit China.

bd popeye
06-21-2013, 11:25 AM
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bd popeye
06-22-2013, 10:29 AM
****** girls show in Dalian Boat Show 2013 NSFW!! (http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2013-06/21/content_29188532.htm)

Singer Pan Chen poses for new photo shoot - Xinhua | English.news.cn NSFW!! (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-06/22/c_132476938.htm)

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China's search and rescue vessel "Haixun 01" docks at the port in Sydney, Australia, June 22, 2013. China's largest search-and-rescue vessel "Haixun 01" arrived at Sydney's Garden Island port Saturday on its first international voyage. (Xinhua/Jin Linpeng)

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Chinese Ambassador to Australia Chen Yuming (front) visits the search and rescue vessel "Haixun 01" in Sydney, Australia, June 22, 2013. China's largest search-and-rescue vessel "Haixun 01" arrived at Sydney's Garden Island port Saturday on its first international voyage. (Xinhua/Jin Linpeng)

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Students relax on mats in the stadium of Central China Normal University in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, June 21, 2013. The air-conditioned stadium has been turned into a temporary dorm since Thursday due to a heat wave. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

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Debris is seen at a fireworks plant in Linchuan District in Fuzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, June 21, 2013. An explosion triggered by lightning happened at about 5 p.m. Friday at the plant when more than 300 employees were working, killing three people and injuring 45 others, local authorities said. (Xinhua)

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Photos taken on June 19, 2013 shows egg carving handicrafts made by Pu Derong, a man from Dongzhuangtou village in Zhuozhou city, North China's Hebei province. Pu, who started egg carving in 1995, have won several awards in various contests and exhibitions. [Photo/Xinhua]

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A policeman talks with addicts at a drug rehabilitation center in Anhui province, June 19, 2013. "The days when I took drugs, I changed a lot in temper and became crusty and paranoid. After a year of drug control in the center, I've shrugged off many bad habits and become much better in body and mentality. Now I'm eager to find a job in my hometown after my drug control ends and spend more time with my family," said one drug addict. There are 500 addicts at the drug rehab center, which provides them with medical treatment, psychological counseling as well as skill training to help them return to society. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Beckham's are in China. His wife is very, very thin.

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HANGZHOU, CHINA - JUNE 22: (CHINA OUT) David Beckham visits the changing room of Hangzhou Greentown prior to the Chinese Super League between Hangzhou Greentown and Beijing Guoan at Yellow Dragon Sports Center on June 22, 2013 in Hangzhou, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via ***** Images)

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A journalist shoots a video as former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham (C) arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, June 22, 2013. *******/Stringer

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Chinese Trade Ministry officers prepare the venue for a joint reading of statements by EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng, unseen at the Chinese Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, China, Friday, June 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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South Korean chief envoy on North Koreas nuclear issue Cho Tae-yong, second left, walks past a Chinese police officer upon his arrival from the United States at an airport in Beijing, China, Friday, June 21, 2013. Cho is expected to meet with his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei and be briefed on the results of Beijings talks with North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan earlier this week. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Travellers wait at the Phoenix International Airport in Sanya of south China's Hainan Province, June 22, 2013. A total of 42 flights has been cancelled and other 46 flights delayed at Phoenix International Airport due to the tropical storm Bebinca here on Saturday. (Xinhua/Wang Junfeng)

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Staff members put up an notice on suspension of trains at a railway station in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, Jun 22, 2013. Train and shipping services across the Qiongzhou Strait have been suspended due to the arrival of tropical storm Bebinca in south China's Hainan Province, local marine authorities said. Bebinca made landfall in Tanmen Township in Hainan's city of Qionghai at 11:10 a.m., the local meteorological department said. (Xinhua/Chen Wenwu)

bd popeye
06-23-2013, 02:40 PM
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Hong Kong (China), 23/06/2013.- Archive footage of US whistle-blower Edward Snowden is displayed on a giant screen during a local news programme in Hong Kong, China, 23 June 2013. The Hong Kong government has confirmed that Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong and is on a commercial flight to Russia. Russia will not be his final destination according to the South China Morning Post, Hong kong's main English daily.

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Passengers watch a television screen broadcasting news on Edward Snowden, a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), on a train in Hong Kong in this June 14, 2013 file photo.

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In this image released by China's Xinhua News Agency, students watch the live video broadcast of a space lecture by female astronaut Wang Yaping, seen on the screen, at Baochuta Experimental School in Hangzhou, China's Zhejiang Province, Thursday, June 20, 2013. Chinau2019s astronauts struck floating martial arts poses and twirled gyroscopes during their first classroom lecture from the countryu2019s orbiting space station, part of efforts to popularize the successful manned space flight program among young people.(AP Photo/Xinhua, Ju Huanzong)

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Taoyuan County (Taiwan), 23/06/2013.- Chinese blind dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng (C) accompanied by his wife Yuan Weijing (R), arrives at the Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan, on 23 June 2013.

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Taoyuan County (Taiwan), 23/06/2013.- Chinese blind dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng (C) accompanied by his wife Yuan Weijing (R), arrives at the Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan, on 23 June 2013. Chen is invited by a Taiwan human rights group to visit Taiwan. He will make a speech in Taiwan parliament, meet with human rights groups and launch his book 'Life and Death in China.' Chen fled from Chinese police surveillance on 22 April 2012 and fled to the US embassy in Beijing. In May 2012 Chen, his wife and children were granted US visas and left for New York.

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| A Chinese family plays on the man-made beach at a park in Beijing, China Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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A Chinese man does the backstroke on the man-made beach at a park in Beijing, China Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Beijing (China), 22/06/2013.- Peking Opera lead actress Lu Huimin (R) gets ready backstage before a performance titled 'Hongniang' or 'Matchmaker' at the China National Peking Opera company in Beijing, China, 22 June 2013. Peking Opera or Beijing Opera is a traditional Chinese theatre art form that arose in the late 18th century. It was made popular in the Qing Dynasty court and has come to be deemed as one of the cultural treasures of China. EFE/EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

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Beijing (China), 22/06/2013.- Peking Opera actresses perform 'Hongniang' or 'Matchmaker' at the China National Peking Opera company in Beijing, China, 22 June 2013

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By Feng Li - BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 22: The potential consumers check out luxury items at the Luxury China 2013 exhibition on June 22, 2013 in Beijing, China. China luxury-good makers are under pressure, as China's new president has cracked down on lavishly spending bureaucrats from this year.

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By ChinaFotoPress
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 22: (CHINA OUT) (L - R) Former Chinese footballer Fan Zhiyi, Patrice Evra of Manchester United, South Korean footballer Park Ji Sung and members of South Korean variety show 'Running Man' attend 2013 Asian Dream Cup press conference on June 22, 2013 in Shanghai, China.

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Policemen guard at the murder site at a chemical factory in Baoshan District, east China's Shanghai Municipality, June 23, 2013. Police arrested late Saturday a 62-year-old man, surnamed Fan, who murdered six people, including four colleagues, a driver and a barracks guard in Shanghai. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)

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People gather at the murder site at a chemical factory in Baoshan District, east China's Shanghai Municipality, June 23, 2013. Police arrested late Saturday a 62-year-old man, surnamed Fan, who murdered six people, including four colleagues, a driver and a barracks guard in Shanghai. (Xinhua)

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Models dressed as mermaids to celebrate fishing festival in Xinjiang

bd popeye
06-24-2013, 10:58 AM
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A group of Chinese children play in a yard near a residential area in Beijing on June 24, 2013. The World Bank has recently slashed its growth forecast for China's economy this year to 7.7 percent from 8.4 percent, warning of a potential 'sharp' slowdown triggered by a fall in investment. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO

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| American Chip Starnes, co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, waves from a window after he was held hostage by workers inside his plant at the Jinyurui Science and Technology Park in Qiao Zi township of Huairou District, on the outskirts of Beijing, China Monday, June 24, 2013. An American executive said Monday Starnes has been held hostage for four days at his medical supply plant in Beijing by dozens of workers demanding severance packages like those given to co-workers in a phased-out department. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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An unidentified U.S. Embassy employee, left, and Chinese official walk outside the closed gate at Specialty Medical Supplies plant where American Chip Starnes, co-owner of the plant, not in picture, is being held hostage at the Jinyurui Science and Technology Park in Qiao Zi township of Huairou District, on the outskirts of Beijing, China Monday, June 24, 2013.

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Vehicles run on a flooded street as heavy rainfall hit Tongling of east China's Anhui Province, June 24, 2013. (Xinhua/Guo Shining)

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This diagram shows that two Chinese nationals and one Chinese American were among the 11 people killed in a pre-dawn terrorist attack in Pakistan's northern area of Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday. (Xinhua photo)

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A coffin of a Chinese victim was taken into a car in Islamabad, Pakistan, June 23, 2013. Two Chinese nationals and one Chinese American were among the 11 people killed in a pre-dawn terrorist attack in Pakistan's northern area of Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday, the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan told Xinhua. (Xinhua/Zhang Yong)

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Fire fighters work to put out a fire caused by an explosion at a chemical plant in the Jinshan district of east China's Shanghai, June 24, 2013. Six people were injured in the accident at about 2:15 p.m. The fire has been extinguished as of 3:30 p.m..(Xinhua/Pei Xin)

bd popeye
06-24-2013, 01:22 PM
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Chinese President Xi Jinping talks with astronauts aboard Tianggong-1 space lab module at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center, June 24, 2013.[Photo/CCTV]

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Keepers display six albino Burmese pythons at Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, June 23, 2013. The six golden pythons arrived at their new home at the park Sunday. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

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Children frolic at a fountain in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, June 23, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Wenkui)

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A rescuer hangs from a helicopter to help seamen on a wrecked freighter at the sea near Basuo Port in Dongfang, southernmost China's Hainan Province, June 23, 2013.

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Seamen on a wrecked freighter are hoisted to a helicopter at the sea near Basuo Port in Dongfang, southernmost China's Hainan Province, June 23, 2013. Feignters "Changxinshun 888" and "Jinma 788" capsized due to the arrival of tropical storm Bebinca near Basuo Port Sunday. All the 12 crew members were saved by local maritime safety administration and the First Rescue Squadron of the South China Sea. (Xinhua)

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Seamen on a wrecked freighter are transported by a helicopter after being rescued to Sanya, southernmost China's Hainan Province, June 23, 2013.

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Children watch a detection dog performing during an "open day" of the Customs in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, June 23, 2013. An "open day" activity was held here for the residents to know about the works of drug-sniffing dogs. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

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Students from Nanshanlu Primary School salute when the national anthem is played during a military school training activity for kids in Xining, capital of northwest China's Qinghai Province, June 24, 2013. More than 300 primary school students participated in the activity to anneal themselves. (Xinhua/Wu Gang)

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Mother (R) of Zhang Shuman, a fifth grade student at Nanshanlu Primary School, helps her daughter wear a red flower during a military school training activity for kids in Xining, capital of northwest China's Qinghai Province, June 24, 2013. More than 300 primary school students participated in the activity to anneal themselves. (Xinhua/Wu Gang)

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A worker holds one of the twin panda cubs given birth by their mother Haizi at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda at the Wolong Nature Reserve in Wenchuan County, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 22, 2013. The giant panda successfully gave birth to twins on Saturday, the first pair ever born globally this year. One cub is a female and weighs 79.2 grams. [Photo: CNS/Zhou Jing]

bd popeye
06-25-2013, 08:46 AM
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US businessman Chip Starnes (top C) stands behind the bars of his office window after being held hostage for five days over a wage dispute at his Specialty Medical Supplies factory in Huairou, Beijing on June 25, 2013. Starnes, who had come from the US-based company to lay off 30 employees, said the remaining 100 then barred him from leaving until they reached a resolution. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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Workers walk outside the Specialty Medical Supplies plant, where American Chip Starnes, a co-owner of the Florida-based plant, is being held hostage at the Jinyurui Science and Technology Park in Qiao Zi township of Huairou District, on the outskirts of Beijing, China Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Starnes said he has been held hostage for four days by scores of workers demanding severance packages like those given to 30 co-workers in a phased-out department. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Chu Lixiang, director of workers union of Huairou District, center, and workers ask the journalists to leave from the Specialty Medical Supplies plant, where American Chip Starnes, a co-owner of the Florida-based plant, is being held hostage at the Jinyurui Science and Technology Park in Qiao Zi township of Huairou District, on the outskirts of Beijing, China Tuesday, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Chinese models wait for an audition for work outside the offices of a modelling agency in Beijing on June 25, 2013.

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Investors look at a computer screen showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai June 25, 2013. China shares pared hefty losses after earlier testing 4-1/2-year lows on Tuesday ahead of a press conference in Shanghai at which traders hope the Chinese central bank and authorities will address recent market turmoil. *******/Aly Song

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 24: (CHINA OUT) Actress Sun Li attends her wax figure unveiling ceremony at Madame Tussauds on June 24, 2013 in Shanghai, China.

bd popeye
06-25-2013, 10:50 AM
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Photo taken by a camera installed on the Tiangong-1 shows the amazing celestial scenery outside the module. [Photo/Ecns.cn]

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A staff member on the "Xinhai No. 19" ro-ro passenger ship which ferries along the Qiongzhou Strait and an officer from the marine bureau of Haikou, capital of in south China's Hainan Province, debug equipment on the ship, June 25, 2013. June 25 marks the third International Day of the Seafarer. (Xinhua/Zhao Yingquan)

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Passengers board an airplane to leave for Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 25, 2013. Air China opened the direct flight from Hohhot to Taipei on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Yu Jia)

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Citizens push a car on a waterlogged road in Nanjing City, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, June 25, 2013. Heavy rainfall hit many parts of Jiangsu on Tuesday. (Xinhua)

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Students and professors attend the 2013 Graduation Ceremony in the Capital Normal University in Beijing, capital of China, June 25, 2013. (Xinhua/Li He)

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Students take part in the 2013 graduation ceremony in the Business School of Yunnan Normal University in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 25, 2013. Over 3,000 students graduated from the university. (Xinhua/Qin Lang)

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Members of the pop group S.H.E. are seen during the celebration party of their "2GETHER 4EVER" World Tour 2013 in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, June 24, 2013. (Xinhua)

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Police from Shanghai Public Security Bureau seize drugs, believed to be methamphetamine - known by the street name Ice - from a suspect dealer, June 24, 2013. About 175 kilograms of drugs have been seized in more than 240 drug-related investigations in the Hongkou district of the city in the first half of the year. The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking will be held on June 26. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Zhang Jingchuan (left, front), the only survivor of a four-member Chinese amateur mountaineering team following an al-Qaida terrorist attack in northern Pakistan on Sunday, returns to China at an airport in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang autonomous region, June 25, 2013. Two Chinese civilian mountaineers and a Chinese American were among the 11 people killed in a pre-dawn terrorist attack in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Sunday. [Photo by Zhang Wande/Asianewsphoto]

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Zhang Jingchuan (middle), the only survivor of a four-member Chinese amateur mountaineering team following an al-Qaida terrorist attack in northern Pakistan on Sunday, arrives in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang autonomous region, June 25, 2013. [Photo by Zhang Wande/Asianewsphoto]

bd popeye
06-25-2013, 10:54 AM
This is just horrible..

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Vapourstreak
06-26-2013, 07:34 AM
It's fun to see Chinese folks with "Defend freedom of speech" signs.
Funny, you obviously have no idea.

Seek
06-26-2013, 08:04 AM
they'll eat anything in southern chinese provinces, a chinese tour guide told me once... seems it's true. :|

bd popeye
06-26-2013, 08:48 AM
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The return capsule of the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft lands in the grasslands of north China's Inner Mongolia region on June 26, 2013, following a 15-day mission in space. China completed its longest manned space mission on June 26 as its Shenzhou-10 spacecraft and three crew members safely returned to Earth, in a major step towards Beijing's goal of building a permanent space station by 2020. Photo By AFP

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Technicians inspect the return capsule of the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft carrying three Chinese astronauts after it landed in the grasslands of north China's Inner Mongolia region on June 26, 2013, following a 15-day mission in space. Photo By AFP

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Chinese astronauts (L-R) Zhang Xiaoguang, Nie Haisheng and Wang Yaping wave after getting out from the return capsule of the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft after it landed in the grasslands of north China's Inner Mongolia region on June 26, 2013, following a 15-day mission in space.

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Two working staff members send food to visitors at Food Taipei 2013 exhibition in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, June 26, 2013. The four-day Food Taipei 2013 show kicked off Wednesday at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

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Visitors taste Spanish food at Food Taipei 2013 exhibition in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, June 26, 2013. The four-day Food Taipei 2013 show kicked off Wednesday at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

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Survivor of a terror attack Zhang Jingchuan hugs his son after arriving at the airport in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 26, 2013. Two Chinese mountaineers were among the victims killed in a pre-dawn terror attack in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on June 23. (Xinhua/Zhang Keren)

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Ships take part a search and rescue exercise held in Bohai Bay near Yantai, East China's Shandong Province, June 25, 2013. Four vessels, including one ro-ro passenger ship, one rescue ship and two patrol ships, joined the exercise on Tuesday. [Photo: CNS/Hao Guangliang]

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Police burn illegally planted poppies during an anti-drug campaign in Zaozhuang, East China's Shandong province, June 25, 2013. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

bd popeye
06-26-2013, 10:38 AM
A couple of news items.. not good at all..Sorry, no photos.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/video/2013-06/26/c_132489467.htm


BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Four Chinese nationals have been killed in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. This has been confirmed by the Chinese Embassy.

Embassy officials say three men and a women were in a bread shop when they were killed at around 9 P-M local time.

The four were hacked and stabbed repeatedly near the popular Koki market. One victim is believed to have been beheaded, while the others were dismembered.


The Bangkok Post reports that Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has condemned the attack as "brutal and cowardly". O’Neill also urged the business community, "especially those of Chinese and Asian descent", to remain calm and continue business as usual. He said "police have taken full control and an investigation is underway."



http://english.sina.com/china/2013/0625/602782.html


Riots left 27 people dead early Wednesday in a remote town in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said.

The riots happened at around 6 a.m. in Lukqun township of Shanshan County in Turpan Prefecture.


Knife-wielding mobs attacked the township's police stations, the local government building and a construction site, stabbing at people and setting fire to police cars, officials with Xinjiang's regional committee of the Communist Party of China confirmed.


Seventeen people had been killed -- including nine policemen or security guards and eight civilians -- before police opened fire and shot dead 10 rioters, the officials said on condition of anonymity.


Three rioters were seized at the scene and police were chasing those who had fled, the officials said without clarifying how many were at large.


Three people were injured by the mobs and were being treated at a local hospital.


Police have launched an investigation.



Good news..

Check this out. These men catch a 5 year old girl falling(?) out of a window.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2q5QxXfdMM

bd popeye
06-26-2013, 11:10 AM
mod delete

Seek
06-26-2013, 02:36 PM
how the hell did that happen? Lucky girl, indeed!

And disturbing news from PNG... i wonder how they made the locals that furious? :|

bd popeye
06-26-2013, 02:46 PM
And disturbing news from PNG... i wonder how they made the locals that furious? :|

It maybe some sort of ethnic strife would be my guess.

And thanks for posting in this thread "seek"! All members are invited to post photos news and comments in this thread. Thanks!

bd popeye
06-27-2013, 08:54 AM
The rioting in western China is ethnic. Muslim Uighurs Vs the Han Chinese. Follow the link for the full story;

http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/rioting-western-china-27/2013/06/26/id/512131


Rioting in Western China has left 27 people dead and more injured Wednesday after violent assailants attacked police and others with knives and set fire to police cars, The Associated Press reports.

The early-morning violence — described by state media as riots — also left at least three people injured in a remote area of the Turkic-speaking Xinjiang region, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Police stations, a government building and a construction site were targeted in the attacks, it said.

Xinhua said the attackers stabbed victims and set fires, killing 17 people including nine police or security officials, before officers shot and killed 10 of the assailants in Lukqun, a township in Turpan prefecture. The agency cited officials with the region's Communist Party committee.


Xinjiang (shihn-jeeahng) is home to a large population of minority Muslim Uighurs (WEE'-gurs) but is ruled by China's Han ethnic majority. The region borders Central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan and has been the scene of numerous violent incidents in recent years, including ethnic riots four years ago in Urumqi, the regional capital.

Xinhua did not provide details about the cause of the unrest and it was impossible to independently confirm the report. Information is tightly controlled in the region, which the Chinese government regards as highly sensitive and where it has imposed a heavy security presence to quell unrest. However, forces are spread thin across the vast territory and the response from authorities is often slow.

Seek
06-27-2013, 09:26 AM
so this ethnic violence is flaring up again?

bd popeye
06-27-2013, 10:14 AM
so this ethnic violence is flaring up again?

Yes, but I think much of the news is sequestered...we shall have to wait.

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Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma (L) meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing June 26, 2013. *******/Wang Zhao/Pool

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An armed Chinese policeman mans a roadblock leading into the riot affected town of Lukqun, Xinjiang Province on June 27, 2013. Riots in China's ethnically divided Xinjiang region left 27 people dead, after police opened fire on 'knife-wielding mobs'. It was the latest spasm of violence to hit the troubled western region, which is about twice the size of Turkey and is home to around 10 million members of the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye, center left, talks with officials upon arrival at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing Thursday, June 27, 2013. Park arrived for a four-day visit to China to start what would be her first formal discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Members of a Chinese honor guard march as a Boeing 747 plane carrying South Korean President Park Geun-hye prepares to land at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing Thursday, June 27, 2013. Park arrived for a four-day visit to China to start what would be her first formal discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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| Chu Lixiang, director of Huairou district workers union, holds up a letter of settlement during a press conference held at a medical supply plant in Beijing, China, Thursday, June 27, 2013. An American boss of the factory detained nearly a week by his company's Chinese workers left the Beijing factory Thursday after he and a union representative said the two sides reached agreement in a pay dispute. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Suriname's President Desi Bouterse (L) and China's President Xi Jinping toast during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing June 26, 2013. *******/Wang Zhao/Pool

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Chu Lixiang, director of Huairou district workers union, is followed by journalists after a press conference held at a medical supply plant in Beijing, China, Thursday, June 27, 2013. An American boss of the factory detained nearly a week by his company's Chinese workers left the Beijing factory Thursday after he and a union representative said the two sides reached agreement in a pay dispute. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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A man cycles a bike carrying his daughter past a branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC) in Beijing, June 26, 2013. China's biggest bank was uncertain of how to respond to turmoil in money markets last week because there was no clear direction from policymakers on what they wanted to achieve, according to its top executive. *******/Jason Lee

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Photos taken on June 27, 2013 shows the interior of Hangzhou east station in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. The local government announced Wednesday that Hangzhou east station, which is to be China's largest railway terminal, would officially open on July 1, 2013. The travelling time from China's capital Beijing to Hangzhou will be shortened within five hours once the station is put into use. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao)

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China Railway High-Speed (CRH) trains stop at Hangzhou east station in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, June 27, 2013.

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Zhang Jiangu (2nd R), president of China Construction Bank (CCB), speaks to journalists at the CCB Taipei branch in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, June 27, 2013. CCB opened its Taipei branch on Thursday. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

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06.25.2012...Actress Zhou Xun covers Uplus Weekly

Jasonkk
06-27-2013, 10:28 AM
Perhaps China should stop being benevolent to those terrorist separatist.IMO China simply ought to learn from US government on how to deal with the terrorism.RIP the innocent victims.

bd popeye
06-28-2013, 10:56 PM
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China's Premier Li Keqiang (R) and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger pose for pictures at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, June 28, 2013. *******/China Daily

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Folk artists from China's southwestern Guizhou province perform ethnic Dong's Ka Lau chorus, the big song of their distinguished folk vocal art that has ranked in the UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list, in Houston, the United States, on June 27, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Hongbin)

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French art collector Francois Pinault (2nd R) and French Ambassador to China Sylvie Bermann (R) stand next to the bronze animal heads of a rabbit and a rat, in Beijing June 28, 2013. The sculptures are among the 12 animal heads representing the Chinese zodiac that were looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace in 1860 by Anglo-French troops during the Second Opium War. The family of French billionaire and art collector Pinault eased a sore point in history on Friday by returning two bronze animal heads, among Chinese treasures pillaged from a Beijing palace by French and British troops more than a century and a half ago. Picture taken June 28, 2013. *******/Terril Yue Jones (

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A Chinese women acts fainted as she poses a photo session with a lifeguard model outside the new Hollister Co. clothing store in Beijing, China.

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BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 28: A Chinese paramilitary policeman and a plainclothes policeman guard on the Tiananmen Square after the customary ceremony of lowering flag at dangerous levels of air pollution on June 28, 2013 in Beijing, China. Beijing's air pollution rarely reached dangerous levels in summer. Few Chinese people are willing to wear masks in hot weather. (Photo by Feng Li/***** Images)

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A barber cuts the hair of a customer in an alleyway in Beijing on June 28, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

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A man buys a meat at a butcher shop in a market on the outskirts of Beijing, June 20, 2013. China is expanding a pilot system that tracks the movement of meat and vegetables to the supermarket shelf as part of efforts to tighten supervision of its scandal-plagued food industry. Under the programme, which is voluntary, city governments are monitoring produce as its leaves slaughter houses and wholesale markets to make sure the same food arrives at the supermarket and to get unlicensed vendors out of the supply chain. Picture taken June 20, 2013. *******/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A vendor selling live fishes and chickens stands at a shop in a market on the outskirts of Beijing, June 20, 2013

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The train K1124 from northeast China's Harbin to south China's Haikou leaves Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, June 28, 2013. The train which travels 4,458 kilometers for 65 hours has connected China's northernmost capital city Harbin of Heilongjiang Province with southernmost capital city Haikou of Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

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An attendant demonstrates emergency medicine in the train K1124 from northeast China's Harbin to south China's Haikou in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, June 28, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

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A man named Zhang Chengyu weaves straw sandals at Jinlongba Village in Enshi City, central China's Hubei Province, June 27, 2013. The Jinlongba Village was listed among the 646 Chinese Traditional Villages in 2012 and villagers here followed the traditional way of living. (Xinhua/Yang Shunpi)

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Children cry during their performance at the graduation ceremony at the Puhuangyu No. 1 Kindergarten in Beijing, capital of China, June 28, 2013. These 6-year-old children will graduate from the kindergarten this summer and join the primary schools in September. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

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Photos of actress Gao Yuanyuan

bd popeye
06-29-2013, 02:58 PM
GRAPHIC IMAGE!! (http://i.imgur.com/Br6Z5bf.jpg)


A woman was beheaded near a supermarket in Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province on June 28.

GRAPHIC IMAGE!! (http://i.imgur.com/fZb3GH1.jpg)


THREE siblings drowned in a pond in Jiangxi Province while no one was supervising them, shining a spotlight on so-called left-behind children once again.

The two brothers, 10 and 5 years old, and their 9-year-old sister were being cared for by their grandparents, one bed-ridden, as their parents work in neighboring Guangdong Province, Jiangxi Daily reported today.

The youngest boy's body was seen floating in a pond yesterday afternoon. Their uncle, Luo Shujin, heard of the incident and rushed to the scene. He suspected the other two children may also have drowned and found their bodies at the bottom of the pond, the report said.

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bd popeye
06-29-2013, 03:26 PM
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BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 29: (L-R) Yao Ming, Chinese national basketball team coach Jonas Kazlauskas, Yi Jianlian, Liu Wei, Wang Zhelin, Joakim Noah, chris singleton and Metta World Peace attends Yao Foundation Charity Game press conference on June 29, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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A family visits an exhibition at China's National Museum in Beijing on June 29, 2013. China's new breed of art collectors have propelled Beijing, and to a lesser extent Shanghai, to the forefront of the art scene with Chinese works of art regularly breaking records at auction. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO

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A group of pupils visit Tiananmen square in Beijing on June 29, 2013. China is now the third most visited country in the world with the number of overseas tourists visiting, totaling nearly 60 million annually and the number of domestic tourist visits at 1.61 billion according to the World Trade Organization (WTO). AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO

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Lightning flashes in the sky in Beijing, June 28, 2013. Rain is expected to sweep across north China from Saturday to Monday, according to Xinhua News Agency. Picture taken June 28, 2013. *******/Stringer

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Shipping containers sit stacked next to container cranes at Kwai Tsing Container Port Terminal 4, operated by Hongkong International Terminals Ltd., in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, June 28, 2013. Hong Kongs May export numbers contracted by 1% year-on-year, the citys government said, against an estimated gain of 3.4% from a survey of 11 economists. Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg via ***** Images

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Visitors look at a statue of Guanyin during the 1st Shanxi Cultural Industry Expo in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, June 29, 2013. The exhibition will last till July 3. (Xinhua/Zhan Yan)

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Visitors look at a ceramic pagoda during the 1st Shanxi Cultural Industry Expo in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, June 29, 2013. The exhibition will last till July 3. (Xinhua/Zhan Yan)

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Visitors look at a cloth tiger during the 1st Shanxi Cultural Industry Expo in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, June 29, 2013. The exhibition will last till July 3. (Xinhua/Zhan Yan)

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A boy plays with the water of a fountain on a square in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, June 29, 2013. The highest temperature in Wuhan reached 30 degree centigrade on Friday. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

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People (models no doubt) attend a water-splashing festival during the summer at the Colorful World in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, June 29, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

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Graduates pose for a group photo during the graduation ceremony of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, June 29, 2013. The graduation ceremony was held here Saturday. [Xinhua]

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The bronze heads of four zodiac animals looted by British and French troops in 1860 have gone on display at a new museum in Shanghai. It is the first outing for the heads, which were returned to China in 2000. The four bronze heads on display here are the pig, ox, tiger and monkey. They used to be part of the zodiac fountain at the Yuanmingyuan Garden before they were looted in 1860. The remaining eight are still unaccounted for overseas. But what's displayed here shows the exquisite craftsmanship of the bronze heads.