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Paddy papa going strong

[2011-12-04 08:31]

Yuan Longping's dream is to have a new hybrid rice that will yield at least 15 tons of grain per hectare, and he is already halfway there.

Color on the table in winter

[2011-12-04 08:30]

Sweet potatoes that grow in the air. Square watermelons. Aubergines of all shapes, sizes and colors. Tomatoes as big as a saucer or smaller than a cherry. Cucumbers with yellow flesh, and no burp.

Feeding China

[2011-12-04 07:39]

China's autumn harvest surpassed expectations this year, despite a constant battle with droughts, floods and pests.

Slide: Blind swans dance Sao Paulo

[2011-12-03 21:14]

Blind ballerina Samara Ramos of the Association of Ballet and Arts for the Blind, gets ready to perform Don Quixote at the Brigadeiro Theater in Sao Paulo November 26, 2011.

Shaolin kungfu star enlisted in the army

[2011-12-03 10:16]

An official of the local department of people's armed forces helps Shi Xiaoguang, a shaolin kungfu star, put on a red flower at a farewell party.

Weekly sports photos (Nov 27- Dec 3)

[2011-12-03 09:25]

From Brazilian Ronaldo to resurgent Roger Federer, ongoing Olympic test events to scorching league games, here we bring you the best sports images of this week (Nov 27- Dec 3).

Braving dreadful height

[2011-12-03 09:19]

Braving dreadful height

Oh deer, I think I love you

[2011-12-03 07:39]

It was a Friday morning and two lovers were going through a heart-searing breakup.

A big heart for a small soul

[2011-12-02 11:35]

A big heart for a small soul

Season's first snow falls in Beijing

[2011-12-02 10:59]

Beijing witnessed the first snowfall of this winter on Friday morning.

1,068-meter-long sweetness

[2011-12-02 09:18]

The world's longest Christmas cake, a 1,068 meter-long vanilla flavored log with a bitter chocolate cover, created by 80 cooks, is displayed at a hotel in Shanghai on Thursday. The cake is achieved a new Guinness World Record during a charity event on the day, aimed to raise funds for children with cancer.

'Little Mole' cartoonist Zdenek Miler dies at 90

[2011-12-02 08:16]

In the 1950s, Zdenek Miler stumbled over a molehill in woods west of Prague, giving him the idea for an animated cartoon character that has enchanted millions of children around the world and even made it into space on a NASA shuttle.

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