Katharine Hepburn, right, is shown in a scene from the movie 'On Golden Pond' Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn died Sunday at 2:50 p.m. (1850 GMT) at her home in Connecticut, U.S. at the age of 96. She had been in declining health in recent years.
2003 Supermodel Contest Held in GuangzhouLi Siyu (No. 15) from Beijing wins the champion of the fashion group of the "2003 Supermodel Contest" finals in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, June 28. Fifty-six contestants from across China entered the finals. (Xinhua)
France Defends the Champion of the Confederations CupTeam members of France and Cameroon pose for photography with a big picture of Marc-Vivien Foe after France, the host and defending champions, retained the Confederations Cup by defeating Cameroon 1-0 with a golden goal from Thierry Henry.
Siberian Tiger Bred in Tiger Park in Jinli ProvinceZoo staff help raise a Siberian tiger cub at Tiger Forest Park, Northeast China¡¯s Jinlin Province, June 26,2003, as its mother rests in the background. Born less than a month ago, the cub and nine others, also born in the past month, are doing well. An endangered species, the Siberian tiger has seen its number decline to below 20 in China.
Israeli Armored Vehicles Pulled out of the Northern Gaza TownAn Israeli soldier, left, guides armoured vehicles as they move to their new positions after leaving the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun near the Nahal Oz crossing that separates Israel from the Gaza Strip late Sunday June 29, 2003. Scores of Israeli armored vehicles pulled out of the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun after sundown after a weekend agreement to restore Palestinian security control.
Forbes President In ShanghaiSteve Forbes (the middle), president and CEO of the US publishing and media company, Forbes, displays the new Chinese version of Forbes magazine during a news briefing in Shanghai, June 29, 2003. Forbes met local leaders ahead of the Forbes Global CEO Conference September 16-18 in Shanghai, a city Forbes Global recently identified as the most promising place in the
Premier Wen Delivers SpeechPremier Wen Jiabao delivers a speech after the signing ceremony of the Mainland/Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) Sunday in Hong Kong. Wen said CEPA is a special arrangement under the "one country, two systems" principle and the World Trade Organization (WTO) framework.
New Cross-river Bridge Opens to Traffic in Shanghai Lupu Bridge, the world's longest steel-arched bridge, opens to traffic in Shanghai June 28, 2003. The bridge with a full length of 3.9 kilometres, links Shanghai's Pudong business district with Puxi area. The main bridge of Lupu measures 750 metres long and 28.7 metres wide, crossing the Huangpu River.
A Newly-unearthed Luxury Tomb in Sichuan ProvinceThis photo shows a newly-unearthed luxury tomb at the Luojiaba archeological site in Xuanhan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The owner of the mausoleum is expected to be a noble of the Ba Kingdom dating back to some 2,400 years.
Track-laying at the Highest Point of Qinghai-Tibet RailwayThis picture shows a ceremony for track-laying at the highest point of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway with an altitude of 5,027 meters in Mount Dangla in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. A 137-km-long railway, laid in the barren area of southern Dongla Mountains, started Sunday after the ceremony. With a total length of 1,100 kilometers, the railway will link Golmud, a traffic hub in Qinghai Province, with Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. (Xinhua Photo)
Recondition of the Salang Tunnel In KabulThree technicians measures in the Salang Tunnel, 120 kilometers north of Kabul, on the main route to the principal northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, June 29, 2003. At around four kilometres (2.5 miles) above sea level, the tunnel, built during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s, is the highest passage of its kind in the world. With the international support, the recondition of the tunnel has began from May 2003.
Premier Wen Jiabao Gives SpeechTung Chee Hwa (Front), Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government, and people from various communities in Hong Kong listen to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's speech at the Government House of Hong Kong June 29, 2003.
Lotus Flowers at the West Lake BloomingTourists enjoy a leisure time near blooming lotus flowers at the West Lake in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province June 29, 2003.
The Mainland-HK CEPA SignedFinancial Secretary of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Antony Leung Kam-chung (sit, L), representing the Hong Kong SAR government, and the Vice Minister of Commerce An Min (sit,R), representing the Central People's Government, sign the Mainland/Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) in the Government House of Hong Kong June 29, 2003. (Xinhua Photo)
Premier Wen Jiabao Arrived in HKChinese Premier Wen Jiabao waves at the airport in Hong Kong June 29, 2003. Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Hong Kong Sunday to attend the signing ceremony of Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong. During his three-day stay, Premier Wen will also attend other activities marking the sixth anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to the motherland. (Xinhua photo)
Schools in Beijing Will Resume All Classes on June 30 A boarding student is welcomed by teachers at the gate of Shida Middle School in Beijing June 29, 2003. Beijing's primary and middle schools, and kindergartens will resume all classes on June 30 as SARS is brought under control.
Graduates Celebrate Their Graduation Students of the Medical Science School of Beijing University, celebrate their graduation in Beijing June 29, 2003. Some 800 graduates of the school acquired their degree Sunday.
Beijing Scientific and Technological Museum ReopensVisitors enjoy the performance of a robot band at the Scientific and Technological Museum in Beijing June 29, 2003. The museum, which was closed on April 25, reopened Sunday as SARS is brought under control in Beijing.