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A blind date of beauty and wealth

[2011-06-27 11:37]

Girls looking for love walk down a catwalk during a matchmaking event in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province on June 25, 2011.

Jubilant NYC parade celebrates gay marriage

[2011-06-27 10:59]

More than one million jubilant New Yorkers lined on Fifth Avenue on Sunday for the city's annual Gay Pride Parade, celebrating the passage of an historic bill legalizing same-sex marriage signed into law Friday night.

Solar halo observed in NE China

[2011-06-27 07:10]

A halo, an optical illusion that appears around the sun, is seen in the sky in Changchun, the capital city of Northeast China's Jilin province, June 26, 2011.

Berm collapses at US nuclear plant

[2011-06-27 07:08]

A berm holding the flooded Missouri River back from a Nebraska nuclear power station collapsed, but federal regulators said there was no danger.

Paris' menswear week evaporates in record heat

[2011-06-27 07:00]

Paris' spring-summer 2012 menswear shows melted into the past on Sunday, wrapping up in a pool of perspiration on the year's hottest day yet.

Ex-Ukraine PM to go on trial for abuse of power

[2011-06-26 17:45]

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko must stand trial next Wednesday on a charge of abuse of power, a judge ruled in a pre-trial hearing late on Saturday.

2 years on, we still need you to 'heal the world'

[2011-06-26 10:14]

A photo of Michael Jackson is displayed in a home where the entertainer used to live in Las Vegas, Nevada June 25, 2011. The homeowner opened a portion of the home to the public to mark the second anniversary of the entertainer's death.

UN chief urges to fight drug abuse

[2011-06-26 08:08]

By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the UN General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse

'Planking Thailand' urges people to vote

[2011-06-26 07:53]

Members of a group called "Planking Thailand" make a cross formation, to urge people to vote, a day before advance voting commences in Bangkok June 25, 2011. Thailand will hold a general election on July 3. Planking, the fad of lying face down stiff in often bizarre places for a photo op, has become a global craze.

China willing to buy Hungarian bonds

[2011-06-26 07:42]

Visiting Premier Wen Jiabao announced on Saturday that China will consider buying a "certain amount" of Hungarian bonds, signaling that his country is still determined to help European countries work out the debt crisis.

Hailstones pelt central China county

[2011-06-25 22:18]

A rare hailstorm hit the Song county in Henan province Friday night, with precipitation reaching 55.8 mm in four hours.

Snapshots: the world in 24 hours, June 24

[2011-06-25 17:04]

Snapshots: the world in 24 hours, June 24

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