Saddam Delivers SpeechIraqi President Saddam Hussein has delivered a speech on Iraqi TV, saying US attack against Iraq is part of "shameful crimes" against humanity.
US Launches War on IraqA cruise missile is launched from a U.S. Navy ship in the Red Sea on Thursday morning. US and British forces launched a massive assault on Iraq after Bush's ultimatum for Saddam and his sons to leave the country expired at 8 PM EST.
US Starts Military Action against Iraq US and British forces launched a massive assault on Iraq after Bush's ultimatum for Saddam and his sons to leave the country expired at 8 PM EST.
US Launches War on IraqThe United States and Britain launch missiles against Baghdad March 20, 2003, according to Pentagon.
Bush Declares War Has Begun on IraqUS President George W. Bush said Wednesday night that he has ordered military strikes againstIraq but the war is still in early stages.
Chinese Premier Meets Hong Kong Chief ExecutiveChinese Premier Wen Jiaobao met with Tung Chee Hwa, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Wednesday in Beijing.
Chinese Premier Meets Macao Chief ExecutiveChinese premier Wen Jiabao met Wednesday with Edmund Ho Hau Wah, chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR).
Jiang Zemin Meets President of TajikistanChairman of China's Central Military Commission Jiang Zemin met with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Sharipovich Rakhmonov during his stopover in Beijing Wednesday.
First meeting of 10th NPC standing committee The first meeting of the chairman and vice-chairpersons of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People's Congress (NPC) of China is held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 18, 2003.
Golden monkey at Kunming Zoo A Yunnan golden monkey carrying her newly-born baby strolls at the Kunming Zoo in southwest China's Yunnan Province March 19, 2003. Yunnan golden monkeys are in the category needing first-grade protection in China.
Red-crowned cranes at Shuangtaihekou Nature Preserve Red-crowned cranes fly over the Shuangtaihekou Nature Preserve in the city of Panjin in northeast China's Liaoning Province March 18, 2003. Panjin have taken measures to better protect the environment these years, and more and more red-crowned cranes fly to the preserve each year.
Wife of Yu Jianxing grieves at Yu's coffinThe wife of Yu Jianxing, the Chinese chemical expert on a UN inspection mission who died last Thursday in a road accident in Iraq, grieves at Yu's coffin, which arrived in Beijing Wednesday.
Anti-war Protesters at NY Times SquareAnti-war protesters march towards New York's Times Square, Wednesday, March 19, 2003. Anti-war protests drew noisy chants and quiet prayers across the country Wednesday as the United States moved closer to invading Iraq. (AP Photo)
US-led coalition prepares for imminent war Military personnel operate the Joint Operations Command Center at Camp As Sayliyah, outside Doha, Qatar, March 19, 2003. The camp is the US Central Command's forward headquarters in Qatar and will be the nerve center for any possible war with Iraq. (Reuters Photo)