An eight-year-old panda named Mao Mao gave birth to a 170-gram cub on Monday morning. Mao Mao was the inspiration for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games mascot Jing Jing.
Water hyacinth blankets the upper reach of the Shuikou hydropower station on the Minjiang River in East China's Fujian province, August 2, 2011. The invasive plant, which can double its area in 10 to 15 days, is also floating on about 10 km of the lower reach of the power station, affecting transportation and depriving fish of oxygen.
Female chengguan, wearing roller blades, perform duties at Tianfu Square in downtown Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province, Aug 1, 2011.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) swears in Gary Locke as the first Chinese-American to be appointed US Ambassador to China on Monday during a ceremony at the State Department in Washington.
US President Barack Obama signs the Budget Control Act of 2011 in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, August 2, 2011. US.
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg urged parliament on Monday to preserve the democratic values of Norway as public pressure grew for stiffer sentences for serious crimes after an anti-immigration zealot's bloody rampage.
Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan.
A large number of bullet trains have been delayed or forced to wait on the tracks between Wenzhou, Ningbo and Fuzhou of Fujian province on August 1. Eleven bullets trains have been delayed by nearly two hours as of 8 pm Monday.
One hundred Japanese youth from quake–hit areas have arrived in Haikou for a cultural exchange visit in South China's Hainan province from August 1 to August 7.
Wind turbines and solar panels near Dafeng Harbor in East China’s Jiangsu province on August 1, 2011.
Fishing vessels started operations after the South China Sea fishing ban was lifted on Monday, which had been in effect since May 16.
US congressional leaders scrambled to line up Republican and Democratic votes on Monday for a White House House-backed deal to raise the US borrowing limit and avert an unprecedented debt default.