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A day in life of a female SWAT team captain

[2012-04-18 16:43]

Lv started to learn Wushu at 9 years old, which laid the foundations for her future career. She has led the SWAT team of policewomen in strength, tactic and cartridge training since 2011.

Flowers festival in E China

[2012-04-18 14:41]

Tourists enjoy the beautiful flowers at Xixi Wetland Park Flowers Festival in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, April 17, 2012.

Recycled materials turned into fashion

[2012-04-18 12:45]

A college student models a dress made from recycled materials to celebrate the 2012 World Earth Day, which is April 22, in Huaibei, Anhui province, on April 17, 2012.

Pulitzers for AFP, news websites

[2012-04-18 08:10]

Agence France-Presse and news websites The Huffington Post and Politico each won their first Pulitzer Prizes on Monday.

All hands on deck

[2012-04-18 08:03]

Workers repair the Thousand-Hand Guanyin (Avalokitesvara, also known as Goddess of Mercy) at the Dazu Rock Carvings, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Chongqing, on Monday.

Fashion houses 'need to clean up their act'

[2012-04-18 07:50]

The fashion industry is no longer as glamorous as it may appear and by wearing a pair of jeans you may have contributed to the pollution of rivers.

'Marilyn and the monk' parody miffs scholars

[2012-04-18 07:37]

A mural featuring a monk seemingly mimicking the signature pose of Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch has managed to amuse Chinese netizens.

Rare river porpoises showing up dead

[2012-04-18 07:33]

Within the last month and a half, the corpses of 12 endangered finless porpoises, including a pregnant one, have been found around Dongting Lake, Hunan province.

Companies pull tainted medicines

[2012-04-18 07:27]

Three pharmaceutical companies have recalled their chromium-contaminated drug capsules.

China, Thailand enhance strategic relationship

[2012-04-18 03:24]

China and Thailand signed a series of deals on Tuesday, covering, among other sectors, agriculture and transport and elevated relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership.

Discovery takes off on final flight

[2012-04-17 20:36]

The space shuttle Discovery took off on its final voyage on Tuesday, on a piggyback jet ride to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Virginia annex.

520-meter wedding train says 'I love you'

[2012-04-17 17:03]

A bride wearing a wedding dress with a 520-meter train poses for photos at a park in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, April 16, 2012.

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