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Photo Archive --- Date:20030823

100,000th Nissan Sedan Born In Dongfeng Motors Plant in Hubei Province

Officials of the Dongfeng Motors celebrate the borth of the 100,000th Nissan sedan in their plant in Xiangfan, central China's Hubei province. Dongfeng Motors predicted to produce more than 60,000 Nissan sedans this year in the joint venture plant with Nissan Motors, Japan's second largest automobile manufacturer.

Chinese Worker Dies From WWII Gas

The picture taken on Aug. 9, 2003 shows Li Guizhen receiving medical treatment after suffering from the most seriously leakage of chemical weapons left in China by Japanese intruders during the World War II occurring early this month. Li, a transient from central China's Henan Province, died in Qiqihar, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 21, 2003 as a result of a failure of multiple organs despite all-out efforts made by the No. 203 Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) to rescue his life. (Xinhua)

Tragedy at Brazil Launch Pad

A rocket exploded on its launch pad Friday while undergoing final pre-launch tests, killing at least 21 people, Brazilian military officials said. At least 20 others were injured.

Koreas Perform On Openning Ceremongy Universiad

North Korean women hold their national flags during the openning ceremony of the 22nd Summer Universiade Games in Taegu, Korea, August 21, 2003.

Supporters of Hamas Launch Anti-Israeli Parade In Gaza

Supporters of the Palestinian militant group Hamas shout anti-Israeli slogans during a demonstration in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah August 21, 2003, following the killing of senior Hamas leader Ismail Abu Shanab in an Israeli missile strike. Thousands of Hamas supporters threatened to avenge the killing, and Hamas and other Islamic and militant groups said they would no longer abide by a ceasefire they declared on June 29.

Over 200 New Models of Cars Showed off In Dalian International Automobile and Parts Exhibition

Swedish car firm Volvo premieres its S80 model in China yesterday at the 2003 Dalian International Automobile and Parts Exhibition, in Northeast China's Liaoning Province. The five-day exhibition opened yesterday, and attracted 230 exhibitors from home and abroad to show off over 200 new models of cars.

Delegates From Different Ethnic Backgrounds Participate Chinese Women's Ninth Congress

Delegates from different ethnic backgrounds walk into the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday at the opening of the six-day Chinese Women's Ninth Congress. More than 1,300 women are participating in the event.

Forbidden City Under Large-scale Repair and Maintenance Last until 2008 (2)

Tourists walk out of the Wu Ying Palace of the Forbidden City surrounded by scaffold on August 22, Beijing. The Forbidden City will remain open to tourists during the maintenance.

Forbidden City Under Large-scale Repair and maintenance Lasting Until 2008

Tourists visit the Forbidden City as usual on August 22 in Beijing while workers set up scaffold outside the palace compound to prepare for a major maintenance. The Forbidden City, the largest and most integrated palace compound in the world, has been under a large-scale repair and maintenance, which will last until 2008.

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