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Fans stay away as worlds get off to sweaty start

[2013-08-11 14:43]

The world athletics championships got off to low-key but high-humidity start in front of a few hundred hardy fans scattered around the 81,000 Luzhniki Stadium on Saturday, with star attraction Usain Bolt ready to be unleashed in the evening.

Color Run race held in Beijing

[2013-08-11 10:00]

Runners take part in the Color Run in Beijing, capital of China, Aug 10, 2013.

Mesmerizing metal

[2013-08-11 08:33]

Silver is synonymous with the Miao and Dong ethnic groups. The glittering metal is also the highlight of a unique multimedia drama in the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture in the southeast of the Guizhou province.

Getting his kicks

[2013-08-11 08:25]

A German fan of martial arts found a kung fu master - and a bride - in his pursuit of excellence.

Cycle of giving and eating

[2013-08-11 08:19]

It is part of the culture to bring back gifts from a holiday or a visit to another city or country, and it is also the custom to offer something delicious.

Classic British taxi cabs on road in E China

[2013-08-10 21:09]

Classic British taxi cabs are ready to pick up passengers in Nanjing, capital city of East China’s Jiangsu province on August 10, 2013.

China and Russia to hold joint military drill 2013

[2013-08-10 15:40]

Chinese armored forces advance during the Peace Mission-2013 China-Russia joint military drill in Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Aug 9, 2013.

Threat forces US out of consulate

[2013-08-10 09:27]

The United States has evacuated all non-emergency staff from its consulate in the Pakistani city of Lahore, citing "specific threats" amid a worldwide alert over al-Qaida intercepts.

Seniors find themselves in pole position

[2013-08-10 02:19]

As far as mother-daughter projects go, it was an exceptional collaboration. For two weeks, Lin Mu helped her 54-year-old mother perfect the technique of dangling from a metal rod, in preparation for her parent's first appearance in a pole dancing competition.

Visa window gives tourists a welcome view

[2013-08-10 02:05]

Guangzhou, the third city after Beijing and Shanghai to offer 72-hour visa-free transit to airline passengers, is winning over travelers.

Rough road to continue for domestic carmakers

[2013-08-10 00:49]

The market share of domestic-brand four-door vehicles hit its lowest point in at least five years in July, even as China's overall vehicle production and sales maintained stable gains.

Confucius city gets first international hotel

[2013-08-10 00:38]

It is a sprawling traditional Chinese pavilion topped by grey roofs with tiers of overhanging eaves. This is the latest Shangri-la Hotel in China, opened on Aug 1 in Qufu, home of Confucius.

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