Key Hamas Leader Survives Israeli AttackWounded Hamas leader Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi lies in a hospital bed June 10, 2003 in Gaza City, in the Gaza Strip. Al-Rantissi, a political leader of the militant Islamic group Hamas, survived an Israeli missile strike on his car in Gaza City Tuesday. Al-Rantissi, 55, is a co-founder of Hamas and a political aide to Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, Hamas's spiritual leader and one of its founders.
Demonstrators and Riot Police Clashed in ParisA French riot police charges into a group of masked demonstrators during a protest march which ended across the river Seine near the National Assembly in Paris, June 10, 2003. Demonstrators and riot police clashed as Parliament opened a controversial debate on a reform plan that increases the number of years employees must work to get full benefits as public sector employees staged a national strike.
The Launch of the Mars Mission to Be DelayedBooster rockets falling back from the Delta 2 rocket are seen in this image from a rocket-mounted video camera, June 10, 2003. The launch of the Mars mission has been twice-delayed, which will put a six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface to search for ancient signs of life. The robot rover will be joined in space by a twin, scheduled for launch on June 25.
The Renovation Work of Tibetan Cultural Heritage Sites Are Smoothly UnderwayThe photo shows part of the Sakya Monastery in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The renovation work for the three world cultural heritage sites of Sakya Monastery, Norbu-linkag Park and Potala Palace in Tibet started on June 26, 2002, with a total investment of 333.3 million yuan (41.5 million US dollars). It is smoothly underway.
The World Cultural Hritage Sites In Tibet To Be renovated The photo shows a mural picture in Sakya Monastery in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The renovation work for the three world cultural heritage sites of Sakya Monastery, Norbu-linkag Park and Potala Palace in Tibet started on June 26, 2002, with a total investment of 333.3 million yuan (41.5 million US dollars). It is smoothly underway.
US Forces To Raid the Office of Kurdistan Democratic Party A US soldier keeps close watch on six staff members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) briefly held outside an office of the party on a truck in Baghdad June 9, 2003. US soldiers detained the six and seized eight Kalashnikov assault rifles during their raid on the office Monday.
Top US Civilian Administrator for Iraq Bremer To Deliver a Speech An Iraqi man listens to a televised speech by Paul Bremer, top US civilian administrator for Iraq, at a press conference in Baghdad June 9, 2003. Bremer said that to resume the Iraqi economy depends on attracting foreign investment and other measures. Creating jobs is Iraq's first priority in resuming its economy, he added.
Three Gorges Reservior Completes Water Storage (2)The sluice gates of the Three Gorges Dam began to disgorge water Tuesday. The water level in the reservoir reached the target of 135 metres Tuesday evening, five days ahead of schedule. The 135-metre level leaves a 65-metre drop, a precondition for the resumption of navigation and the operation of the first two power-generating units, slated for June and August.
Three Gorges Reservoir Completes Water Storage The water level of the Three Gorges Reservoir reached the predetermined 135 meters at 10:00 p.m. (Beijing Time) Tuesday, five days ahead of schedule. Meanwhile, testing of two generator units at the Left-Bank Power Station of the Three Gorges project started on Tuesday.