Switzerland celebrates National Day (3)

09:48, August 02, 2011      

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People watch the bonfire on the campus of Geneva University, Switzerland, Aug. 1, 2011. On Aug. 1, 1291, the Swiss cantons of Uri, Schwyz, and Nidwalden signed a mutual defense pact and were later joined by surrounding areas to form the Republic of Switzerland. Since 1891, the first of August has been celebrated as Swiss National Day. (Xinhua/Yu Yang)

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