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Lavish hotel opens in China's richest village

[2011-10-08 17:59]

An opening ceremony has been held for a newly built 328-meter-tall hotel in Huaxi village, the richest village in China, in East China’s Jiangsu province, Oct 8, 2011.

Marriage is in the air during holiday

[2011-10-08 08:20]

The 25-year-old Shanghai native Liu Yiwei has had an exhausting holiday during the past seven days. Rather than traveling or working overtime, she was busy hopping from one place to another arming "red bombs" with piles of cash.

Tourism sees surge for National Day

[2011-10-08 08:07]

The number of tourists at national scenic spots increased sharply during the weeklong holiday.

A season of harvest

[2011-10-08 07:57]

Children play in front of the corns hanging on the wall in the Weicun village of Wenxian County in Jiaozuo City, central China's Henan province, Oct 6, 2011.

Panda cubs' outdoor debut in SW China

[2011-10-07 17:22]

Panda

Cities prepare for returning vacationers

[2011-10-07 16:38]

China's railways are especially busy on Friday, the last day of the week-long National Day holiday, as vacationers begin to return to their working places.

Race for beauty's bounty

[2011-10-07 11:37]

Beauty pageants were once taboo, but they are now being embraced as a way to attract attention to local charm.

Suburban success

[2011-10-07 10:15]

Shunyi woos investors, talent with new age industries, gated communities, educational institutions

Afghans protest US-led invasion

[2011-10-07 09:11]

Afghans attend a protest in Kabul October 6, 2011. Hundreds of Afghans from the Hmbastagi party (Solidarity Party of Afghanistan) staged a protest to condemn the US-led invasion, which will mark its 10th anniversary on October 7.

The world mourns Steve Jobs

[2011-10-06 17:37]

Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Jobs, counted among the greatest American CEOs of his generation, died on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56, after a years-long and highly public battle with cancer and other health issues.

Tourist sites busy over Golden Week

[2011-10-05 22:21]

A tourist carries his son as they visit the International Horticultural Exposition 2011 in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, Oct 2, 2011, during the second day of the seven-day National Day Holiday.

Molten iron overflow kills 11 in East China

[2011-10-05 17:44]

Eleven workers were confirmed dead and one remained missing after melted iron spilled over a refining furnace Wednesday morning in east China's Jiangsu Province.

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