Consortium Wins Bid for National StadiumA consortium led by the China International Trust and Investment Corp (CITIC) won an ownership tender on Saturday for the National Stadium, the main stadium for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Punishing Heat Wave Enters Second Week in EuropePeople flock to the Malvarrosa beach in Valencia city as Spain as been suffering from a heat wave. (AFP)
Premier Meets Japanese GuestsChinese Premier Wen Jiabao stressed Sunday that China and Japan should always adhere to the principles of the Sino-Japanese peace and friendship treaty.
SCO Joint Military ManoeuvreThis photo taken on Aug. 10, 2003 shows a group of Chinese troop attending the joint anti-terrorism military manoeuvre by military forces of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The second phase of the joint military manoeuvre is to be lauched in China soon.
Beijing Opera BoysA boy with the typical makeup and costume of Beijing Opera poses for photograph as his two fellows look on prior to their performance in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 10, 2003. They are members of the newly founded juvenile Beijing opera troupe attached to China's International Broadcasting Juvenile Arts Troupe.
China Urumqi Tajik TourismA team of dancers perform a dance of the Tajik ethnic minority at the opening ceremony for the 2003 Tourism and Consultation Day held on a square in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 10, 2003. The event was held to promote tourism in the region.
China Yunnan TourismTourists wearing the costumes of the Yi ethnic minority pose for a photo at the stone forest scenic spot in the suburbs of Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province Aug. 10, 2003. With the beautiful scenery and the favourable temperature of 17 to 28 degree celsius, Yunnan attracts a large number of people at home and abroad.
Yard Sale in the USA little boy (R) sells his used books in his home yard in Arlington County, the United States, Aug. 9, 2003. The secondhand goods sale by residents, called Yard Sale, usually opens at weedends, and is popular in the country.
London Museum Acupuncture FigureA visitor passes by a model figure showing different acupuncture points used by Chinese doctors in the 17th century in the British Museum in London Aug. 9, 2003. An exhibition displaying more than 300 antiques and photographs of medecine has been held here since last June.
Mud-Rock Flow in SichuanPu Jigui sits beside his house damaged in the mud-rock flow happened in Xiazhuang village of the Aba Autonomous Prefecture of the Tibetan and Qiang Ethnic Minorities in southwest China's Sichuan Province Aug. 10, 2003. The flow was caused by a heavy downpour.
Bodybuilding in ZhenzhouTwo bodybuilding lovers prepare to perform on the square in front of the Henan Stadium in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, Aug. 10, 2003. Sports fans of the city gather here every weekend to take part in physical exercises.
Yang Liping dances for "the Yunnan Impression" The picture taken on Aug. 8, 2003 in Kunming shows Yang Liping, a noted dancer, performing in the debut of a large-scale singing and dancing performance reflecting the scenery in southwest China's Yunnan Province and the people's life there. Yang, famous for her Peacock Dance, plays the leading role in the performance "the Yunnan Impression", a new artistic quintessence combining the tradition with the modern life.
Schwarzenegger Formally Enters Governor Race Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) talks with reporters as wife Maria Shriver (R back) tries to help arrange media microphones after Schwarzenegger filed his declaration of candidacy papers for the California gubernatorial recall election at the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office in Norwalk, California, 09 August 2003. Schwarzenegger will run as the Republican Party candidate to replace Gray Davis on the recall election scheduled for 07 October.