Chengdu special policemen kicked off its hardest training schedule of the year in Longquan Mountain in Chengdu, in an attempt to enhance their abilities to conduct various missions.
Vehicles drive through a flooded street in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, after a torrential rain hit the city on Monday afternoon.
Cast members Hank Azaria (L), Sofia Vergara (2nd L) and Neil Patrick Harris pose with producer Jordan Kerner (R) and giant Smurf mascots during a photocall for their film "The Smurfs" in Cancun July 10, 2011.
Chen Bingde, Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), held talks with his U.S. counterpart Mike Mullen on Monday in Beijing.
Heavy smoke rises from an oil refinery in the Dayawan Economic and Technical Development Zone of Huizhou city, South China's Guangdong province, July 11, 2011. The fire at the oil refinery was reported at 4:10 am and was put out in three hours. No casualties were caused, authorities said.
An expansion of algae blankets part of Caohu Lake in East China's Anhui province on July , 2011.
Emergency officials say that 102 people, including dozens of children, are missing and at least one is dead after a passenger boat with over 180 people onboard sank in the Volga River on Sunday.
When the faint breeze of a summer night fills the air with the strong smell of fish and sea mud, the fishing town comes alive.
Britain's best-selling Sunday tabloid the News of the World signed off with a simple front page message - "THANK YOU & GOODBYE".
New US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday, saying he believed the strategic defeat of al Qaeda was within reach.
Natural disasters left 449 people dead and 100 missing in the country in the first six months this year, according to a government report published on Saturday.
Naked volunteers battle with pillows as they pose for US artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Gaasbeek's Castle, July 9, 2011. Organisers estimated 800 people posed for the early morning nude photo installation titled "Sleeping Beauties".