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Photo Archive --- Date:20030819

High-level military delegation of the Chinese PLA arrives in Pyongyang

China's Col. Gen. Xu Caihou, director of the general political department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, left, receives flowers from DPRK woman soldier on arrival at Pyongyang airport Monday.  

Several Hundred Alligators Facing the Threat of Death

An alligator rests beside a pool at Alligator Park in Fuzhou, capital of east China's Fujian Province, Aug. 18, 2003. The exsiting 386 alligators here are now facing the threat of death because of severe shortage of food and erosions of health. The park imported about 700 alligators from Thailand in May 1998, but several hundred of them died soon after the park got trapped into poor operation. (Xinhua)

Nine People Killed in Coal Mine Gas Explosion in Shanxi

Rescue workers make last preparations before entering a coal mine in Jinzhong City of north China's Shanxi Province August 18, 2003. A gas explosion in the mine killed 9 miners and left 18 others trapped. The search for the trapped miners is still going on at press time. (Xinhua)

First "UHN International Village Cup" House Model Finals in Beijing

Yang Fang, student from the Beijing Broadcasting Institute, gives a tea ceremony show at the First "UHN International Village Cup" House Model Finals in Beijing Aug.17, 2003. Mei Yanling, second-grade student from the English Department of Beijing Normal University, white-collar female Zhang Chuyun and student Yu Yao from the Broadcasting Department of Beijing Broadcasting Institute, respectively won the champion, the second and third places among thousands of contestants in the competition. (Xinhua)

Bomb explosion in Tel Aviv Aug.18 kills 1 and injures 3

A bomb exploded at a resturant in Tel Aviv, Israel Aug.18, killing one and injuring three others. The picture shows firefighters and medical workers are working on the scene. (AFP)

New Method of Investment to Benefit Citizens

Huang Ruifang, manager of the newly opened fishing tackle shop, pastes a sign bearing the words for good fortune at the gate of her shop in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Aug. 18, 2003. Many citizens in the city prefer to run various stores as a new method of investment, because of its low capital, small risk, manageable operation and stable income. (Xinhua)

China's Top Legislator Meets Australian PM

Wu Bangguo (R), chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, meets with Australian Prime Minister John Howard at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Aug. 18, 2003. (Xinhua) 

China Grants 10.8m Yuan to Quake-hit Inner Mongolia

Local residents buy plastic cloth to cover their temporary tents in Ar Horqin Banner of Chifeng City badly stricken by an earthquake, in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 18, 2003. A 10.8 million yuan (1.18 million US dollars) relief fund has been allocated to the city after it was jolted by the earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale last Saturday. (Xinhua) 

Exchange Anti-SARS Experiences

Liu Sgai-haei (L), senior executive manager of Hong Kong Hospital Authority, introduces anti-SARS experiences to his Beijing colleagues in Hong Kong Aug. 18, 2003. A total of 38 medical experts from Beijing arrived here Monday to exchange anti-SARS experiences with their Hong Kong colleagues. (Xinhua)

Beijing Medical Experts Visits in Hongkong

Wang Peili (R Front), vice-president of Beijing Xiaotangshan Hospital, has an interview with Hong Kong journalists at Hong Kong Hospital Authority here Aug. 18, 2003. A total of 38 medical experts from Beijing arrived here Monday to exchange anti-SARS experiences with their Hong Kong colleagues. (Xinhua)

Three-dimensional Image of Fossil Human Skull Show in Wuhan

The picture taken on Aug. 15, 2003 shows a three-dimensional image of No. 2 "Yunxian Man" fossil human skull in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province. The Chinese and French archeologists have measured accurately the brain volume of the No. 2 fossil skull of Yunxian man, dated back to more than 1 million years, after one year's efforts. According to their measurements, the brain volume of Yunxian man was 1,065 ml, compared with 1,075 ml for Peking man, discovered at Zhoukoudian, 48 km from Beijing. The two skulls were excavated in Yunxian County in 1989. They have been distorted because they are covered and filled with solid calcium, the result of years of exposure to calcium-filled water. (Xinhua)

Potala Palace Opens Six and Half Hours Daily

Visitors take photos at the Potala Palace, a tourist destination in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug.18, 2003. To better protect the world-famous palace, local tourism and cultural relic authorities decided at the end of May that the palace can receive no more than 850 visitors and pilgrims a day and is open six and a half hours a day. (Xinhua)

37th World Gymnastics Championships: China Ranks Third Overall

China's gymnast Yang Wei performs on the parallel bars during men's team qualifying at the 37th World Gymnastics Championships in Anaheim, California, the United States, Aug. 17, 2003. China ranked the third when finishing the day's competition with a score of 225.119 and the U.S. first. (Xinhua)

Ecological House Shows in Changchun

Lots of people visit the environmental friendly houses shown at the Fourth China's Changchun International Agriculture & Food Fair in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Aug.17, 2003. Four ecological models of residences selected from more than 1,000 new designs feature energy-saving and comprehensive utilization of straw in supply of electricity, heating and fuels. (Xinhua)

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