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Photo Archive --- Date:20030818

Earthquake shakes central-eastern Inner Mongolia

The photo taken on Aug. 17 shows members of the Chifeng Red Cross Society put up a tent for the family of Zhang Wenye, whose house was badly damaged in the earthquake.(Xinhua)

World's Highest Bridge in Yunnan Province

Two elderly women stand near the Yuanjiang Bridge in Yuanjiang Autonomous County of the Hani, Yi and Dai nationalities in southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 17, 2003. With its central pier as tall as 123.5 meters, the bridge has been affirmed as the world's highest bridge. (Xinhua)

2003 International Beer Culture Festival in Harbin

A girl views beer during the opening ceremony of the 2003 International Beer Culture Festival in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 17, 2003. The festival will last for 15 days. (Xinhua)

18th National Youth Technology Competition Held in Lanzhou

Two primary school pupils from south China's Guangdong Province introduce their invention during the 18th National Youth Technology Competition held in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 17, 2003. (Xinhua)

Fourth Changchun International Agriculture and Food Fair in Changchun

A little girl stands beside a big watermelon and a big pumpkin at the Fourth Changchun International Agriculture and Food Fair in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Aug. 17, 2003. More than 2,000 kinds of agricultural products were shown at the fair, which attracted a large number of visitors. (Xinhua)

Australian Education Fair Held in Hong Kong

Two students surf on the Internet for information about Australian universities at an Australian Education Fair held in Hong Kong, south China, Aug. 17, 2003. The fair ended on Sunday. More than 24,000 students from Hong Kong are studying in Australia. (Xinhua)

Cave-in accidents kill 4, injure 13 in NE Province

A crane is ready to carry out rescure work at a cave-in accident site in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 17, 2003. Two people were killed in the accident occurring in the subbasement of the Renhe Century Square project around 19:30 on Saturday. The exact number of people trapped underground and the cause of the accident are still under investigation. The rescued six people have been sent to a hospital for treatment. (Xinhua)

HK Marks 58th Anniversary of Victory of Anti-Japanese War

Elderly citizens of Hong Kong sing a song in an activity in Hong Kong, south China, Aug. 17, 2003 to mark the 58th anniversary of the victory of China's War of Resistance Against Japan (1937-1945). More than 300 people of all walks of life in Hong Kong attended the activity. (Xinhua) 

Senior Official Calls for Better Grassroots Efforts to Facilitate Reform, Development

Senior Chinese official Luo Gan called for better grassroots efforts to provide a sound social environment for China's reform and development during a recent inspection tour in east China's Shandong Province.  

Israeli Withdrawal from Palestinian Towns Postponed

Israeli soldiers check a bus at a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Jericho Aug. 17, 2003. Under a Palestinian-Israeli agreement, Israel will transfer the West Bank cities of Jericho, Qalqilyah, Ramallah and Tul Karm to the Palestinian National Authority in the coming weeks. (Xinhua) 

Monks Perform Chinese Kongfu

Monks perform Chinese kongfu in the Shaolin Temple Wushu Center in central China's Henan Province on Aug. 17, 2003. The center was reopened on Aug. 17 following a year of reconstruction. It enables tourists to know better the Shaolin kongfu and its spirit. (Xinhua)

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