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First autumn downpour hits Beijing

[2011-08-09 22:30]

An electrically-powered bicycle runs along a flooded road during a rainstorm in Beijing, August 9, 2011.

Makeshift musician's beat inspires netizens

[2011-08-09 17:10]

Liu Jaixin, a 14-year-old dreamer, plays the “drum set” he made from waste materials in Heng county, Nanning city, capital of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, August 5, 2011.

First aircraft carrier hotel in China

[2011-08-09 13:49]

The first aircraft carrier hotel in China, which lies in the Kiev aircraft carrier, the former Soviet Union's flagship of the Pacific Fleet, has completed the interior decoration of two presidential suites, August 8, 2011.

Obama calls US triple-A nation despite downgrade

[2011-08-09 10:37]

President Barack Obama on Monday essentially dismissed the first-ever downgrade of the U.S. credit rating, trying to reassure investors and the public that the nation's leaders need only show more "common sense and compromise" to tame a staggering accumulation of debt.

Muifa brings rain, wind to E China coast

[2011-08-09 07:26]

Since Thursday, downpours and winds have have battered 183 counties in Liaoning, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shandong regions, according to a statement from the National Disaster Reduction Committee.

Riots continue in London, Cameron cuts short holiday

[2011-08-09 06:47]

The streets of London were hit on Monday evening with a third night of violence as rioters set fire to cars and looted shops, which pressed Prime Minister David Cameron to cut short his holiday.

Zhouqu mudslide one year later

[2011-08-08 15:20]

A mourning ceremony is held for those killed by a deadly mudslide that occurred one year ago in Zhouqu county, Northwest China's Gansu province, Aug 8, 2011.

Weekly Photos: August 1 - 7

[2011-08-08 12:00]

Typhoon Muifa, AC Milan's win at Bird's Nest, Chinese Valentines' Day - Qixi, Beijing Forest Music Festival.

Walking the high wire while battling the wind

[2011-08-08 11:01]

Samit Ijon, the seventh descendant of the Xinjiang Darwaz, successfully finished a walk on a 15-meter long steel rope suspended 30 meters above the ground by two hot air balloons in Shaoyang, Central China's Hunan province, August 7, 2011.

E China provinces brace for typhoon Muifa

[2011-08-08 10:32]

Muifa is weakening as it moves further north along the country's affluent and densely-populated eastern coast, forcing the evacuation of 610,000 residents on its course.

Burst pipe leaves 1,000 no water in Beijing

[2011-08-08 07:25]

More than 1,000 residents, living in Zhongguancun in Haidian district, had to make do without water on Sunday after a water pipe burst at the west entrance of Huangzhuang community.

Shandong braces for typhoon Muifa's arrival

[2011-08-07 15:59]

People use a crane to move a fishing boat to safety before typhoon Muifa arrives at the Fengcheng port in Haiyang city, East China's Shandong province, August 7, 2011. More than 20,000 fishing boats have returned to port as Muifa, the strongest typhoon to hit the country in years, approached Sunday on its way up the coast.

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