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Snapshot: The World in 24 hours, April 8

[2011-04-09 15:12]

Collections of photos by Reuters showing the world events on April 8,2011.

Illegal sea villa demolished in South China

[2011-04-09 10:27]

Workers carry the furniture of an illegal villa which is built on the surface of the sea in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on April 8, 2011.It is said that 100 million yuan ($15.3 million) was spent to build the villa which is going to be demolished now for illegal occupying of the sea.

Expressway tunnel blast kills 4 in NW China

[2011-04-09 09:51]

Firefighters try to put out fire after a blast resulting from the collision between two oil tank trucks in a tunnel on the expressway linking Lanzhou, capital city of Northwest China's Gansu province, and Linzhao county on the morning of April 8. Four people were found dead at the site.

Little Huang has big reach

[2011-04-08 17:03]

Huang Rufang, who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease, walks through a subway gate on his way to work in Beijing on April 6, 2011.

Snapshot: The World in 24 hours, April 7

[2011-04-08 16:51]

Collections of photos by Reuters showing the world events on April 7,2011.

Work on Shanghai Disneyland starts

[2011-04-08 14:28]

The Shanghai Disneyland theme park begins construction work on Friday.The project is scheduled for completion in five years,

Space telescopes observe unusual cosmic blast

[2011-04-08 10:45]

Astronomers are puzzling over an extraordinary cosmic blast in a distant galaxy.

Keep that traffic rolling

[2011-04-08 08:00]

Beijing - There are no gridlocked roads in Li Xu's world. Traffic flows smoothly and specially designed intersections keep everyone on the move.

Toddler fights fat in land of little emperors

[2011-04-08 07:54]

In a sleepy riverside village in South China, 3-year-old Lu Zhihao tears around his home; his belly, arms and legs wobbling with fat as he stuffs a pear into his mouth.

12 children killed in Brazil school shooting

[2011-04-08 07:42]

A gunman roamed the halls of an elementary school in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday and killed 12 children.

Flight of a fugitive

[2011-04-08 06:35]

Chang Liang holds aloft a poster reading "I turn myself in to the Chongqing police" at Chongqing’s Airport on Thursday. Chang and his wife are to face charges in connection with organizing a Mafia-like gang and forcing more than 2,000 women to work as prostitutes.

Taiwan children to zoo animals: Bon voyage!

[2011-04-07 17:15]

Indigenous Taiwan goats from Taipei Zoo prepare to travel to the mainland, March 29, 2011.

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