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Drought persists in Southwest China

[2011-08-16 06:55]

A resident in Zhanyi county, Southwest China's Yunnan province, sits on the desiccated bottom of a local reservoir while keeping watch over her sheep on Sunday. Some parts of the county are in the midst of the worst drought they have seen since 1951.

Noble ninety-seven-year-old fends for sick son

[2011-08-15 18:39]

Ninety-seven-year-old Zhang feeds her paralyzed son in their simple home in Bozhou, Anhui province, on August 14, 2011.

Summer swimmers soak in salty waters

[2011-08-15 15:07]

Hordes of swimmers converge on a lake dubbed China's Dead Sea in Suining, Sichuan province, on August 14, 2011.Due to the lake's high salinity, people can float easily on the water surface.

Man's epic bike journey promotes Universiade

[2011-08-15 11:37]

Zhou Ziqian shows photos of people posing with UU, the mascot for the Shenzhen Summer Universiade, in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on August 14, 2011. Zhou, a Shenzhen resident and cycling enthusiast, spent 400 days biking around China, collecting 2,011 photos of people posing with UU and promoting the Universiade.

Weekly Photos: August 8 - 14

[2011-08-15 10:30]

Gary Locke,National Fitness Day,lightning in Beijing,horse-racing gala in Tibet,bridal makeup contest

Pylons blown over by strong wind in E China

[2011-08-15 09:47]

Five power pylons lay flattened after being blown over by strong wind around 2:00 pm on August 14, 2011, in a village in Haining, Zhejiang province. The accident left more than 200 families without power.

Carrier returns to Dalian after maiden sea trial

[2011-08-15 07:36]

The country's first aircraft carrier finished its maiden sea trial on Sunday and returned to port in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province.

Dollar assets concerns eased

[2011-08-15 07:08]

China's dollar investments in the US remain safe despite concerns following the credit rating downgrade, Gary Locke, the new US ambassador to China, said on Sunday.

Puppet diplomacy

[2011-08-14 09:27]

Indonesia hosts the 43rd ASEAN Economic Ministerial (AEM) and Related Meetings in Manado in North Sulawesi province.

Poor in a rich world

[2011-08-14 09:06]

Ending extreme poverty has been embraced as a common task by the international community, but Xinhua photographers around the world find there is a long way to go.

Seoul activists: Dogs are friends, not food

[2011-08-13 22:20]

A high-school animal rights activist holds a dog rescued from a dog meat farm as she performs with other activists during a protest against the eating of dog meat on "Malbok" in central Seoul Aug 13, 2011.

Libyan rebels advance on Zawiyah, battle in Brega

[2011-08-13 22:13]

Rebels in western Libya advanced north to within 25 km (15 miles) of the coastal city of Zawiyah on Saturday after a six-hour battle with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces.

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