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'House of Hello Kitty' to open in Tokyo

[2011-06-29 20:40]

Swarovski's Hello Kitty collection at an event entitled "House of Hello Kitty" in Tokyo on June 29, 2011.

Snapshots: the world in 24 hours, June 28

[2011-06-29 20:05]

Snapshots: the world in 24 hours, June 28

Fun and games commemorate revolutionary days

[2011-06-29 17:20]

A national red sports meeting with 14 events, mainly fun games, was held from June 26-28 in a bid to commemorate CPC's revolutionary days.

Greeks protest against austerity measures

[2011-06-29 07:15]

A protester (L) throws a chair at a riot policeman during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens, June 28, 2011. With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default.

Fresh downpour hits C China, traffic in chaos

[2011-06-29 06:53]

A woman holding an umbrella catches her shoe washed away by floodwaters on a street in Changsha, the capital of Central China's Hunan province, June 28, 2011. Streets were submerged in the floods and traffic fell into a total chaos in some parts of the downtown areas asa fresh downpour hit the city.

French Finance Minister Lagarde named IMF chief

[2011-06-29 04:19]

The French finance minister became the first woman IMF chief since the institution's inception in 1944.

Toll booths blamed in 3-km traffic jam

[2011-06-28 11:22]

Vehicles pile up on a road on Liupan mountain in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, June 27, 2011. Traffic on the road was brought to a standstill, snaking back 3 kilometers, before reaching the toll booths near the entrance of a tunnel. Motorists suspected the inefficiency of the toll booths caused the traffic jam.

Long bike ride toward 2012 London Olympics

[2011-06-28 10:23]

Xu starts his 2,700-kilometer journey for the "Riding to watch 2012 London Olympics" campaign from Dalian, coastal city in Northeast China's Liaoning province, on June 27,2011.[Photo/Xinhua]

Graduates cheer ahead of Party's 90th birthday

[2011-06-28 09:41]

Students from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology pose for photos celebrating their graduation in Tiananmen Square in front of a giant emblem of the Communist Party of China (CPC) that was erected for the 90th anniversary of CPC.

Survey of wild pandas to lead to national census

[2011-06-28 08:01]

The forestry administration in Southwest China's Sichuan province launched a wild panda population survey at the weekend, which is the prelude to a new nationwide census of this endangered mammal.

Premier Wen arrives in Germany, meets Merkel

[2011-06-28 07:19]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) welcomes Premier Wen Jiabao at Villa Liebermann at the Wannsee lake before a dinner in Berlin, June 27, 2011.

Violence erupts after River Plate relegated

[2011-06-27 16:16]

Legendary club River Plate was relegated to the Argentine second division for the first time in its 110-year history, sparking ugly street battles between police and fans with dozens injured inside and outside Monumental stadium.

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