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Pandas safe after days of torrential rain

[2011-06-14 10:12]

Heavy rains battered Xiuning from June 9 to June 11, causing floods in the region. The three pandas at the ecological park were well protected from the rain.

Naked tradition helps tourism

[2011-06-14 10:09]

Naked boat trackers drag a vessel up a river in the Shennong River valley in Badong county, Central China's Hubei province, on May 25, 2011. The naked boat trackers are actually actors helping to reveal the boat tracking culture along the Yangtze River. The performance aims to attract visitors.

Republicans assail Obama in first big debate

[2011-06-14 09:35]

Republican White House hopefuls criticized President Barack Obama's handling of the economy from the opening moments of their first major debate of the campaign season Monday night

China, Kazakhstan vow to develop closer ties

[2011-06-14 06:24]

China and Kazakhstan upgraded their relations on Monday, vowing to develop an all-round strategic partnership and strengthen their cooperation in economy, trade, environment protection and other fields.

Ladies look for love at Beijing Garrison

[2011-06-13 15:20]

Over 200 ladies attended the dating session in an attempt to befriend the military officers, who are known for their solemnity.

Weekly Photos: June 6 - June 12

[2011-06-13 13:19]

A chimpanzee eats zongzi, rice dumplings, wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, at a zoo in Nanjing, capital of East China’s Jiangsu province, June 6, 2011.

Mavericks top Heat for first NBA title, Nowitzki MVP

[2011-06-13 11:19]

The Dallas Mavericks ended three decades of frustration by capturing their first championship with a 105-95 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday to win the best-of-seven NBA Finals 4-2.

China's tall man dwarfs crowd at function

[2011-06-13 10:59]

Bao Xishun, a 2.36-meter-high herdsman from North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, appears at the opening of a flagship bathroom store in Haikou, South China’s Hainan province, June 12, 2011. The 60-year-old has been recognized by Guinness World Records as one of the world's tallest living men.

Buses drive singles to romance

[2011-06-13 10:20]

Singles travel by bus to attend a blind date in Fuzhou, Fujian province, on June 12, 2011.

Chinese president arrives in Astana for visit, SCO summit

[2011-06-12 16:25]

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, Sunday for a state visit and an annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours, June 11, 2011

[2011-06-12 15:14]

the world in 24 hours, June 11, 2011

Healing the split: Culture cures

[2011-06-12 08:18]

Many of China's best examples of cultural heritage are separated by the Taiwan Straits, but now, museum curators on both sides hope their isolated collections may finally be united with their companion pieces, Eric Jou reports.

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