Meeting of the Chairman & Vice-chairmen of the NPC Standing Committee Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), presides over a meeting of the chairman and vice-chairmen of the NPC Standing Committee in Beijing Aug. 15, 2003.
Giant Panda "Xiangxiang" 2Staff members of the Wolong Giant Panda Protection Research Center check giant panda "Xiangxiang" at its new home of an area of 27,000 square meters in southwest China's Sichuan Province Aug. 8, 2003. The center returned "Xiangxiang" to the wild on July 8, 2003, marking the start of the project to return giant pandas back to the wild.
Giant Panda "Xiangxiang" 1Giant panda "Xiangxiang" keeps a close look at its surroundings at its new home of an area of 27,000 square meters in southwest China's Sichuan Province Aug. 8, 2003. The Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center returned "Xiangxiang" to the wild on July 8, 2003, marking the start of the project to return giant pandas to the wild.
Wreath Laying at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial HallTwo members of a Japanese organization set up for commemorating the Nanjing Massacre, committed by Japanese invading troops in 1937, lay a wreath at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Aug. 15, 2003. Domestic and foreign visitors came to the hall to mark the 58th anniversary of China's War of Resistance Against Japan (1937-1945) and commemorate the 300,000 victims of the Nanjing massacre.
Blackout in New York 2Tourists view a financial district lit by electricity temporarily generated for this area in New York, the United States, Aug. 15, 2003. Power outages hit northeastern US and part of Canada on Wednesday, causing chaos in New York and other places.
S.Korean People Hold Rally for National Reunification Overseas Koreans march in during the opening ceremony of activities held by civic representatives from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Korean Peninsula's independence from Japanese colonial rule, in Pyongyang, capital of DPRK, Aug. 15, 2003.
Training Ahead of the 37th World Gymnastic Championships 2Chinese gymnast Wang Tiantian (top) practises on the uneven bars during a training session ahead of the 37th World Gymnastic Championships in Anaheim of California, the United States, Aug. 14, 2003. The championships will start Saturday.
Training Ahead of the 37th World Gymnastics Championships 1Chinese gymnast Kang Xin launches on the vault during a training session ahead of the 37th World Gymnastics Championships in Anaheim of California, the United States, Aug. 14, 2003. The championships will start on Saturday.
Blackout in New York 1A bright night view is seen at the Times Square (L) in New York City in the past file photo, in contrast with fewer lights in some buildings supplied by emergency power in the city (R) after massive power blackouts hit the northeastern US and part of Canada Aug. 14, 2003. Investigation into the incident is under way.
Rescue Work of Coal Mine Blast in Yangquan Rescuers are to carry oxygen tanks to seach for two missing miners in a coal mine gas explosion in Yangquan, north China's Shanxi Province, Aug. 14, 2003. The blast occurred earlier in the day, causing at least 26 stranded miners dead.
Project of Largest Nuclear Power PlantChina has decided to build its largest nuclear power plant in Yangjiang, a city in the southern province of Guangdong.