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Photo Archive --- Date:20030815

Mini-house Excavated from Ancient Tomb in Chengdu

The picture taken on Aug. 14, 2003 shows a mini-house excavated from the tomb of an official in ancient China's Song Dynasty (960-1127), in Xinjin County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The mini-house and 47 other funerary objects were discovered in the tomb in 1987. The tomb of the wife of the mentioned official was unearthed on Aug. 14, 2003 in the county.

Terra Cotta Warriors Excavated Ancient Tomb in Chengdu

The picture taken on Aug. 14, 2003 shows two terra cotta warriors excavated from a tomb of an official in ancient China's Song Dynasty (960-1127). The terra cotta warriors were unearthed in 1987 in Xinjin County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. A total of 48 funerary objects were discovered in the tomb. The tomb of the wife of the mentioned official was unearthed on Aug. 13, 2003 in the county.

Excavation of Ancient Tomb in Chengdu

The picture taken on Aug. 14, 2003 shows the excavation site of the tomb of the wife of an official in ancient China's Song Dynasty (960-1127) in Xinjin County, southwest China' Sichuan Province. The tomb was found on Aug. 13. A total of 48 funerary objects were unearthed from the tomb of the official in 1987.

Second Cross-Straits College Students Debate

The first and the second prize-winning teams congratulate each other in the Second Cross-Straits College Students Debate in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 14, 2003. Students of six universities from southeast China's Taiwan Province and the Chinese mainland attended the debate ending on Aug. 14.

South Korean President Meets with Visiting Chinese FM

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun (R) meets with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing in Seoul Aug. 14, 2003. Roh and Li exchanged views on bilateral ties and the nuclear issue of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Geese in Guangxi

The picture taken on Aug. 14, 2003 shows a flock of seed geese, imported from France, in a farm in Hepu County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The 5,000 geese imported from France have entered the incubation period.

Chinese Goods in Pakistan

A customer chooses Chinese-made toys in a shop in Islamabad, Pakistan, Aug. 13, 2003. Chinese-made goods including electrical appliances, toys, boxes and bags are very popular in Pakistan.

Fluorescent Flowers

Fluorescent flowers shine in the dark in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Aug. 13, 2003. Professor Cai Detian from the Life Science Institute of Hubei University and his colleagues have bred fluorescent flowers, which can shine in the dark.

Donations for Marriot Blast Victims

Nur Raiti (L), wife of Edi Hariyanto who died in the Marriot hotel blast, consoles her daughter in Jakarta Aug. 14, 2003. The blast occured on Aug. 5, leaving at least 12 dead and 150 injured. Each victim family will receive 2.5 million Rupia (around 300 US dollars) and each child 500,000 Rupia (around 60 US dollars) from the government.

Accident of Left Japanese Chemical Weapons

Chi Shuai (R) and Bai Jianbo, the latest victims sent to Hospital No. 203 of the Chinese People's Liberation Army in Qiqihar, were infected on Aug. 4 when transporting earth from a construction site where Japanese chemical weapons were dug out and broken. A total of 39 people have been poisoned in Qiqihar by mustard gas from chemical weapons abandoned by Japanese troops during World War II in the city.

Fourth China Changchun Int'l Agriculture & Food Fair

An exhibitor of the Fourth China Changchun International Agriculture & Food Fair decorates his exhibiting arena by eggplants in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province, Aug. 13, 2003. More than 300 corporations around China and over 30 enterprises from nine countries and regions will take part in the fair scheduled to open here on Friday.

Wen Urges Good Work in Water Diversion Project

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Thursday called for great efforts in building the ambitious project to divert water from south China to the thirsty northern part. 

Massive Blackouts Hit Major US, Canadian Cities

Massive power blackouts Thursday hit many US and Canadian cities including New York and Toronto. Following the massive power cut in New York, hundreds of thousands of people poured onto the streets as offices and buildings were emptied.

Torridity in Sweden

Sheaves of dried-up wheat stems are seen in the reaped wheat field in the suburb of Stockholm, capital of Sweden, Aug. 13, 2003. The Swedish agricultural office estimates that the unusual broiling weather this summer bring upon unexpected bumper harvest of grains to the country, in contrast to most of other European countries suffering severe drought.

Decreasing Ice in Lhasa

The photo taken on May 21, 2003 shows decreasing ice near the Everest. Some of the glaciers in the area began melting more quickly in recent years due to global warming.
   


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