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Photo Archive --- Date:20031226

Gas field blowout kills 191in SW China, 290-odd hospitalized

Inspectors register the casualties during the explosion of a natural gas field of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in Kaixian County, southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Dec. 25, 2003. By 6:40 p.m. Thursday, at least 191 people had been confirmed dead in the tragedy which occurred Tuesday. (Xinhua) 

Gas field blowout kills eight in Chongqing

The picture taken on Dec. 25, 2003 shows two children, whose eyes were harmed by toxic fumes from the fatal gas blowout at a natural gas field of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in Kaixian County, some 337 kilometers northeast of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. At least 191 people had been confirmed dead by 6:40 p.m. Thursday in the tragedy which occurred Tuesday. (Xinhua) 

Christmas Soccer Class in London Accent

The Chinese women's soccer team had an English class taught by their new head coach on Christmas Eve. (CRI)

Test run of "Batong" line to begin in Beijing

A subway train leaves the station of Beijing Broadcasting Institute on the "Batong" line from Bawangwen to Tongzhou, in Beijing, Dec. 25, 2003. The test run of "Batong" line is due to begin on Dec. 27. (Xinhua)

President Hu meets Taiwan entrepreneurs

President Hu Jintao (1st R, front) shakes hands with one of the presidents of associations of Taiwan enterprises on the Chinese mainland, during a meeting in Beijing, Dec. 25.(xinhua)

Gas field blowout kills 191in SW China, 290 hospitalized

Firemen tidy up the clothes of a man who died at the explosion of a natural gas field of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in Kaixian County, southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Dec. 25, 2003. By 6:40 p.m. Thursday, at least 191 people had been confirmed dead in the tragedy which occurred Tuesday. (Xinhua) 

Expositions in momery of Mao Zedong held in Beijing

An aged citizen stands in front of a giant photo of late Chairman Mao Zedong in Red Army uniform taken in 1936 by late US journalist Edgar Snow in Yan'an, northern Shaanxi Province, at the National Museum in Beijing Dec. 25, 2003. Two expositions, namely the archives of Chairman Mao and Chairman Mao with the press photos, are being held here in memory of his 110th anniversary of the birth, which falls on Dec. 26. (Xinhua)

Hotel, embassy targeted in Christmas bombardments in Baghdad

A policeman guards in front of the Sheraton Hotel in central Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 25, 2003. Several rockets attacked the city and one of them hit the hotel Thursday. (Xinhua)

Bajiangkou Hydropower Station construction starts in Guangxi

Bajiangkou Hydropower Station starts its construction in Pingle County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Dec. 25, 2003. This is a comprehensive project invovling electricity-generating, shipping, irrigation and tourism. With an annual electricity-generating capacity of 216.3 million kilowatt-hours, the key project will help accelarate the economic development of west China. (Xinhua)

Birth anniversary of late Chairman Mao

This file photo taken on Feb. 21, 1972 shows late Chairman Mao Zedong shaking hands with then US President Richard Nixon (R), at Zhongnanhai in Beijing. The historic Sino-US Joint Communique was issued in Shanghai on Feb. 28 of the year, marking the inception of a new chapter in the history of the relations between the two countries. China is holding various kinds of activities in commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the birth of late Chairman Mao, which falls on Dec. 26. (Xinhua)

Carpets enjoy good market

Workers process carpets at Wuqing District of Tianjin, north China, Dec. 25, 2003. Its annual carpet output amounts to 10 million square meters, accounting for more than 50 percent of the country's total. (Xinhua)
   


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