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Kunqu opera singers share blessings on subway

[2011-12-30 13:09]

Kunqu opera singers performed on Nanjing’s subway Line 2 and handed out the paper signs featuring the Chinese character Fu, which means blessings.

Bicycles to help bring in green new year

[2011-12-30 11:05]

Hundreds of green bicycles are parked at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, as 960 of them await riders at Vermilion Steps Bridge (DanBiQiao) for the New Year countdown ceremony, Dec 29, 2011.

Iran warns US over Strait of Hormuz

[2011-12-30 10:11]

Iran said on Thursday the US was not in a position to tell Tehran "what to do in the Strait of Hormuz".

Light paintings greet coming New Year

[2011-12-30 09:39]

The combined light painting photo taken in China's Hong Kong (top), Britain's London, Belgium's Brussels, France's Paris and Egypt's Cairo (from L to R, bottom) shows a smiling face and the sign of "2012", to greet the coming New Year.

The world wide web of deception

[2011-12-30 07:57]

Massive hacking of Web portals, causing leakage of classified information about Internet users, has raised concerns about safeguarding privacy in virtual space.

Panda cub's New Year gift

[2011-12-29 22:14]

A panda cub plays with a toy - a New Year gift - in a nursery room at China's Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Ya'an, Southwest China's Sichuan province, Dec 28, 2011.

Ice and Snow Festival rides into Xinjiang

[2011-12-29 13:10]

The first Altay International Ice and Snow Festival began on Dec 28 in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in Northwest China.

Romanian ice hotel offers cool experience

[2011-12-29 13:06]

Entirely made of ice, the hotel offers accommodation where the temperature is between -2 and +2 degrees Celsius.

1,200 in frigid plunge across Yangtze

[2011-12-29 12:48]

Braving chilling water and cold air, swimmers cross the Yangtze River in a traditional winter activity in the Southwestern municipality of Chongqing on Dec 26, 2011.

China's largest wind farm blows into operation

[2011-12-29 10:37]

China's largest offshore wind power plant began operation in Rudong county, East China's Jiangsu province, Dec 28, 2011.

School bus safety in fast lane

[2011-12-29 08:23]

The safety of schools and school buses is now at the top of the agenda for China's education authority.

Year-ender: World's top sports news in 2011

[2011-12-29 06:45]

The world's top sports news in 2011 selected by Xinhua News Agency.

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