Nanning International Folk Song Festival Host actresses performed three-voice-part chorus of Mashan minority at the Nanning International Folk Song Festival opened on Nov. 9 in Nanning, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Nanning International Folk Song Festival kicks off Famous band "Lingdian" and over 600 singers gave an opening performance at the 2003 Nanning International Folk Song Festival in Nanning, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nov. 9, 2003. Chinese and foreign artists staged performances on Sunday in Nanning and nearby counties.
Drill launched on Fire Fighting Publicity DayFiremen and Taoists of Mount Qingcheng try to put out a fire on an ancient architecture during an exercise in Dujiangyan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Nov. 9, 2003, China's Fire Fighting Publicity Day. (Xinhua)
WTO calls on China to help restart trade talksWTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi delivers a speech at the WTO China Forum Beijing Monday, Nov. 10, 2003. He called on China on Monday to use its growing economic clout to help jump-start stalled world free trade talks. (Reuters photo)
Elite Model Look International concludesWinner of the Elite Model Look International finals Denisa Dvoncova of Slovakia (3rd, R), first runner-up Pernilla Lindner of Sweden (2nd, L), second runner-up Christel Winther Petersen of Denmark (fourth, R) and other models pose for a photo after the competition in Singapore Nov. 8, 2003. On the right is Jia Nini from China. (Xinhua)
2003 Chinese Economic Growth Forum opens Foreign scholars hold discussion the 2003 Chinese Economic Growth Forum in Suzhou, a tourist city in east China's Jiangsu Province, Nov. 9, 2003. (Xinhua)
Clinton speaks on AIDS SummitFormer US President Bill Clinton, who has used his influence to push for the global prevention and control of HIV/AIDS since leaving the White House, attended the international seminar on HIV/AIDS and SARS in Tsinghua on Monday. He delivered a speech on global HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.
China storm to seventh straight win at World Cup Chinese player Yang Hao (L) saves the ball during a match against Argentina at the Women's Volleyball World Cup in Toyama, Japan, Nov. 9, 2003. China beat Argentina 3-0. (Xinhua)
Lord Mayor Show in London attracts over 6000 peopleA man making himself like a birthday cake is among the parade of Lord Mayor Show in London, Nov. 8. More than 6,000 people in London joined the traditional event, which has a history of 800 years.
Firefighters posthumously honored as martyrsMore than 20,000 people gathered Sunday morning in Hengyang city of southern China's Hunan Province to mourn over the 20 firefighters died of fire fighting earlier last week.
Mass rally mourns over firemen died of fire fightingThe picture taken on Nov. 9, 2003 shows armed policemen standing as a mark of respect at a mass rally to mourn for 20 firemen who were killed in building collpase when they were trying to put out a large fire Nov. 3 in Hengyang, south China's Hunan Province. More than 20,000 people from all walks of life took part in the gathering.
Ruling coalition wins Japanese lower house electionJapan's ruling coalition led by Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Monday jointly won a majority in the lower house's general election.
Destroyed vehicles at devastated housing complexDestroyed vehicles litter a devastated Riyadh housing complex Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at the site of Saturday night's attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi officials pointed to al-Qaida terrorists Sunday as those responsible for a suicide car bombing that killed at least 11 people and wounded more than 120.(AP Photo)
Job Hunting StudentsThough seven months to go before their graduation from college, students become anxious to find a job. Groups of students from as far as Hubei and Jiangxi provinces come to Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, where a job fair is being held.