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Photo Archive --- Date:20030610

French Special forces Are Airlifted To Liberian

French special forces assemble EU and UN personnel to airlift them by helicopter June 9, 2003 as rebels creep closer to the centre of the Liberian capital Monrovia. The rebels on Sunday gave President Charles Taylor a 72-hour ultimatum to step down. In Monrovia thousands of people are fleeing the fighting overshadowing efforts to try to end nearly 14 years of violence.

The West Bank Outpost To Be Scrapped

A girl from the Jewish settlement of Ofra carries a rock June 9, 2003 in an attempt by settlers to block the Israeli Army after troops dismantled a water tower in Armona, the only structure in the West Bank outpost. Unauthorized outposts must be scrapped under the "road map", the latest attempt to bring peace to this troubled region.

Jinjiang International Holdings Co Ltd To Establish

Chen Liangyu, Shanghai's Party secretary, shows his enthusiasm for the creation of Jinjiang International Holdings Co Ltd, which was launched Monday. The establishment of the conglomerate is the result of a merger between Jinjiang (Group) Holding Co Ltd and Shanghai New Asia (Group) Co Ltd.

Roh Moo Hyun Delivers A Speech At An Airport In Seoul

South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun delivers a speech at an airport in Seoul, capital of South Korea, June 9, 2003. Roh returned Monday after a four-day state visit to Japan.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Visits Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (L) welcomes visiting Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Jerusalem June 9, 2003.

Members Of The Israeli Guard Of Honour Welcome Visiting Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi

Members of the Israeli guard of honour stand at attention during the ceremony held by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to welcome visiting Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Jerusalem June 9, 2003.

Scientists Hold A Conference Against SARS

Francisco S. Sy (R), senior health scientist from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talks to Chinese American experts during the Humanity against SARS Conference -- the Scientific and Economic Perspectives held in Edison City in New Jersey of the United States June 8, 2003. Over 80 Chinese American scholars and experts as well as officials from US government departments concerned attended the one-day meeting Sunday.

The Incessant Stream Of Vehicles In Beijing

Photo taken on June 9, 2003 shows an incessant stream of vehicles in Beijing, China. According to the latest statistics, China now has more than 10 million private cars.

Schools In Beijing's Resume Class

Liu Jing (F), a pupil of grade six at Yimei Primary School in Beijing, China, attends class on June 9, 2003. The graduating grades of the primary schools and junior high schools in Beijing's urban areas and Tongzhou District resumed class on Monday after a one-month suspension due to SARS.

People's Hospital In Beijing Returns To Normal

Doctors make victory signs during a ceremony held at People's Hospital Attached to Beijing University in Beijing, capital of China, June 9, 2003. The hospital, put under isolation because of SARS on April 24, returned to normal on Monday.

National Library Reopens To Public

A librarian of China National Library in Beijing puts books onto a shelf as people wait in line to return the books on June 9. After its 46 days' closedown due to the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), China National Library reopened to the public on June 9.

The Permanent Ship Locks Of The Three Goreges Project

As builders of the permannent ship locks of the Three Goreges Project, armed policemen celebrate the flowing of the Yangtze River water to the permanent ship locks in central China's Hubei Province June 9, 2003. The ship locks are ready to store water for navigation.

The Permanent Ship Lock No. 1 Of The Three Gorges Project

The photo shows the permanent ship lock No. 1 of the Three Gorges Project on the Yangtze River in central China's Hubei Province. The ship lock is ready to store water for navigation.

Taiwan Students In Fujian live Well

Gao Xiaohan (2nd L) from southeast China's Taiwan Province, a student of Fujian Medical Sciences University, studies with her classmates in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, June 5, 2003. No SARS cases have been reported in Fujian for more than 40 days. Taiwan students in Fujian are living a normal life.

A Bird's-eye View Of The Three Gorges Reservoir

This is a bird's-eye view of the Three Gorges reservoir. Its water level will achieve its target depth of 135 meters Tuesday night, five days of schedule. About 1.3 million rural and urban residents in the Chongqing Municipality and Hubei Province have made way for the gigantic project which costs a total of 180 billion yuan.

The Water Level Of The Three Gorges Reservoir Near 135 Meters

Water sluices out at the Three Gorges Dam June 9, 2003. The water level of the Three Gorges reservoir had reached 131.21 meters by 12:30 a.m. on June 9, and it is expected to reach 135 meters at about 11:00 p.m. on June 10, five days ahead of schedule.

The Geological Environment Of Three Gorges Are Improved

The photo taken on June 8, 2003 shows a section of the mudslide treatment projects in Badong County in central China's Hubei Province. With 618 places once stricken by geological disasters in the county, such as landslides and earth subsidence etc., the authority has exerted itself to build these projects to treat and improve the geological environment. With the water storage of the Three Gorges Dam, these projects will be immersed, thus bringing a great challenge and test to them.

Chinese Language Is Welcomed In Russia

Fijia, a student of the Moscow University, recites a prose by Chinese writer Feng Jicai during the preliminary selection for the Second "Chinese Bridge" -- Chinese Language Contest for World University Students, in Moscow June 8, 2003. Eleven students from various universities in Russia attended the preliminary selection here Sunday. Nataliya from Russian People's Friendship University and Dasha from Moscow University, winners of the preliminary selection, will attend the final contest in December in Shanghai and Beijing on behalf of Russia.

The Volutes Hydroelectric Generating Sets Of The Three Gorges Project

Photo taken on December 29, 2000 shows volutes hydroelectric generating sets of the Three Gorges Project in central China's Hubei Province. Four of the project's hydroelectric generating sets will be put into operation later this year.

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