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Photo Archive --- Date:20031116

"Heaven" of rare wild animals in Tibet

Flock of Tibetan wild donkeys galloping on a grassland in Pulan County, Ali Prefecture of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Ali, known for rare wild animals, locates in the remote west of Tibet, with an area of 34 square kilometers and an average altitude of over 5400 metres. In the mid 1990s, the Chinese authorities enclosed Ali as national protection zones, to save precious wild animals from extinction. Now over 30,000 Tibetan antelopes, 60,000 wild donkeys and numerous wild geese and the like are taking leisure in the "heaven" of rare wild animals.

China embraces first World Cup title in 17 years (2)

China embraced its first volleyball World Cup title in 18 years after beating Japan 3-0 to finish the 2003 women's tournament with a perfect record.  

12 die as gangway collapses on world's largest passenger ship

Twelve people died and 22 were injured, 10 seriously, on Saturday when a gangway on the ocean liner Queen Mary 2 collapsed in the shipyard of the port city of Saint-Nazaire in Loire-Atlantique, eastern France.  

Bombings at Turkish Synagogues

Forensic officers examine the outside of the Neve Shalom Synagogue after an explosion in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday Nov.15, 2003. Suicide car bombers attacked two synagogues in Istanbul, killing at least 20, wounding more than 250 people, officials said. The synagogues were the Neve Shalom synagogue, the city's largest, and the severely damaged Beth Israel synagogue in the affluent district of Sisli. (AP Photo) 

Henan ancient tombs

This file photo shows an ancient tomb of the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) among group of Yingguo ancient tombs in Pingdingshan City, central China's Henan Province. A total of 56 ancient tombs with more than 370 cultural relics in the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.) and Han Dynasty have been dug up at the first stage of the excavation.

China embraces first World Cup title in 17 years

China's women spikers jubilate after defeating Japan during the last competition of the Women's Volleyball World Cup in Osaka, Japan, Nov. 15, 2003. China beat Japan 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-13) and won the World Cup title. (Xinhua Photo) 

Life after quake in Gansu

Two local children prepare to make a fire for cooking near rubbles in a quake-hit village in Minxian County, Northwestern China's Gansu province, Friday, November 14. An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted Minxian, Lintan, Zhuoni County in Gansu Province Thursday, killing a child and wounding 8. 4,328 households in the three counties suffered from damages brought by the calamity.

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