Economy Slidding in ZimbabweA Zimbabwean woman waits for customers at her tomato stall at a market in Harare, Zibabwe March 14, 2002. The economy of the country is expected to keep on sliding in 2002 as its agriculture as No. 1 economic pillar came out at 12.2 percent of negative growth rate in 2001, according to the report issued by the government at the beginning of this year.
NPC Annual Session Closes in BeijingLi Peng, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) and executive chairman of the presidium of the Fifth Session of the Ninth NPC, delivers a speech at the closing meeting of the annual NPC session held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, March 15, 2002.
US Congress Renovates Defensive FacilitiesA machine renovates the road blocks at the entrance for vehicles to the Capital Hill in Washington March 15, 2002. New defensive facilities were built and old ones were renovated around the building of the Congress to prevent the Congress from possible terrorism attacks.
Premier Zhu Meets Participants at International Financial SeminarPremier Zhu Rongji met in Beijing Friday with prominent economists and business leaders at an international financial seminar on "economic globalization and the future of banking ".
ISAF Petrol Guards on Duty in KabulAn Afghan boy is amused to see an British soldier from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) greeting him in a resident quarter in Kabul 15, 2002. ISAF is composed of 4,500 soldiers from 19 countries around the world.
Traditional Wedding Ceremony Popular in RussiaTraditional wedding ceremonies are popular now among some young people in Russia.
Memorial to World Trade CenterA woman looks at a steel model of the World trade twin towers engraved with names of victims during the "September 11th" terrorist attacks at the exhibition "Missing:Streetscape of a City in Mourning" held by New York Historical Society in New York March 14, 2002. Pictures and articles concerned have been displayed at the exhibition since March 12, to commemorate the past World Trade Center.