Cameroon Football Player Foe died after Semi-final of Confederations CupMarc-Vivien Foe of Cameroon is stretched off during his semi-final Confederations Cup match at Gerland stadium in Lyon, central France, June 26, 2003. Foe died on Thursday after his country's Confederations Cup semi-final against Colombia. FIFA announced the news minutes after the match.
British Soldiers Strengthen the patrol in Amarah in IraqBritish soldiers wearing their combat helmets and flack jackets patrol in Amarah, 420 km southeast of Baghdad June 26, 2003. Leaders of Majjar village, near Amarah, where six British soldiers were killed said on Thursday they would not hand over the pepetrators.
A Melon Contest in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,Only an astute judge can really tell the difference between Hami melons, but they once again went before the experts in Shanshan County in a melon contest, in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Wednesday. The event aims to improve the quality of the county's melons, enabling local farmers to become more competitive in the market.
Wu Yi Presides the Meeting Against SARS Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi (F, C) presides over and addresses the 11th meeting of the National Headquarter in Charge of the Prevention and Treatment of SARS, in Beijing, capital of China, June 26, 2003. (Xinhua)
An Anti-drug Rally in MoscowRussian young people hold a banner, which reads "we are against drugs", during an anti-drug rally on the Slavyanskaya square in Moscow June 26, 2003, on the occasion of the International Anti-drugs Day. Some 100 young people took part in the rally Thursday. The number of drug addicts in Russia has reached four million, with drug-related crimes accounting for 10 percent of the total. (Xinhua
People Commemorate the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Kabul Nigel Fisher, representative of UNAMA (U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan), delivers a speech in Kabul June 26, 2003 during a meeting jointly held by the Afghan government and UNAMA to commemorate the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in the capital city of Afghanistan on Thursday. According to the statistics released by the United Nations in June this year, 75 per cent of the world's drug supply came from Afghanistan and nearly 90 per cent of the drugs sold to Europe was also from the country.
An Early Warning on Flood Risk for this Summer IssuedA jeep splashes the logged water at a flooded road due to continuous rainfalls in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province June 26, 2003. The past several days have seen Hunan hit by the heaviest rains of the year. China has issued an early warning on flood risk for this summer as more rains are expected. (Xinhua)
A Joint Press Conference at the White House US President George W. Bush (C) speaks as European Council President and Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis (L) and European Commission President Romano Prodi (R) look on during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington following a meeting June 25, 2003. (Xinhua)
A Seminar Entitled "Post SARS Prospects of China-US Trade" in New YorkSarah Wu (L) , director of the Economic and Trade Office of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in New York, addresses a seminar entitled "Post SARS Prospects of China-US Trade" in the Chinese Consulate General in New York on June 25, 2003. More than 150 people from China and the US attended the seminar. (Xinhua)
Police Skill Show on Police Day in BrusselsBelgian policemen demonstrate motobike skills during a show in Brussels June 25, 2003. It was Belgium's Police Day on Wednesday, when Brussels police rallied and performed police skill show for the public.
Private Primary School Founded by a Villager and Businessman in Hohhot Liu Tianping (3rd L) prepares meal for pupils with other teachers in Fuhong School at Fuxinyin village in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 24, 2003. With more than 30 teaching staff and 700 pupils, the private primary school was founded by villager and businessman Liu Tianping, who spent all his bank savings to build the school in 2002.
Vajpayee Delivers a Speech in ShanghaiVisiting Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee delivers a speech at a seminar entitled "India & China, Challenges & Opportunities in the IT Sector" in Shanghai June 26, 2003. India's relationship with China has been transformed by a determination to cooperate and deal with problems, Vajpayee said. At right is Som Mittal, Vice Chairman of the National Association of Software & Service Companies.
More Rains are Expected in South ChinaA motorcyclist keeps his feet up as he rides along a flooded road in Changsha, capital city of Central China's Hunan Province Thursday, June 26, 2003. The past several days have seen Hunan hit by the heaviest rains of the year. China has issued an early warning on flood risk for this summer as more rains are expected.