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Chinese patrol ship departs for Singapore

[2011-06-16 07:15]

Haixun 31, one of China's largest patrol ships, left South China's Guangdong Province for a two-week visit to Singapore, the first time China's maritime safety authorities have sent a large patrol ship to visit a foreign country.

Total lunar eclipse turns the moon red

[2011-06-16 07:13]

Total lunar eclipse is seen all over the world.

US first lady joins volunteers to build playground

[2011-06-16 06:38]

US First Lady Michelle Obama joins volunteers to build a playground at Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in Washington, June 15, 2011.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours, June 14

[2011-06-15 16:49]

Libyan rebel fighters sit by a caricature of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi at a checkpoint west of the rebel-held city of Misrata June 14, 2011.

Bitter vegetable harvest due to sales slump

[2011-06-15 13:45]

Balsam pears, a type of bitter cucumber, are thrown away in Genghe town in Foshan, South China’s Guangdong province, June 13, 2011. More than 1,000 mu (about 67 hectares) of vegetables were harvested in the town this year, but sluggish sales mean many have ended up as trash.

Ancient tomb found in S China

[2011-06-15 10:43]

The 8.2-meter-long tomb from the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220) contains a heap of copper coins and close to 100 pieces of ceramic, agate and jade wares.

Lightning splits sky in Beijing

[2011-06-15 09:11]

A flash of lightning lights the night sky in Beijing, June 14, 2011. A thunder and lightning storm struck the Chinese capital city on Tuesday evening.

New round of heavy rain hits China; 55,000 evacuated

[2011-06-15 07:49]

A new round of heavy rain has started to batter several southern regions, causing more deaths and triggering floods and landslides which had forced over 55,000 people to evacuate their homes as of late Tuesday.

Dwarf monkey kept safe by human care

[2011-06-14 14:06]

Zookeeper Sarah Jurgens holds Reillo, a Pygmy Marmoset, also known as dwarf monkey, on June 2, 2011, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Rain adds to watermelon growers' sales woes

[2011-06-14 10:25]

With an abundance of watermelons this year, the selling price for watermelons in Guangxi has dropped to below 0.2 yuan per kilogram.

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.

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