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Eggs fighting hatches the start of summer

[2011-05-06 13:40]

Many people in China boil an egg to take part in the tradition of egg fighting which heralds the start of summer in the Chinese lunar calendar, marking the transition of seasons.

A wall of smiles in E China

[2011-05-06 11:22]

Students look for their smiling faces in front of a wall at a primary school in Hanshan county, East China’s Anhui province, May 5, 2011. The wall is full of students’ smiling faces to celebrate the upcoming World Smile Day, May 8.

This is what China's first plane looked like

[2011-05-06 10:40]

Nanchang, one of the "red cradles" of CPC, is also an industrial base in East China and has made contribution to China's development and modernization, especially the aviation industry.

World's special forces

[2011-05-06 10:33]

The special forces of the world

Pirates flee on sight of navy; Chinese crew safe

[2011-05-06 09:14]

Seven suspected Somali pirates who hijacked a bulk cargo ship with 24 Chinese crew on board in the Arabian Sea have fled the ship upon the sight of a patrolling naval ship nearby.
Previously: 24 Chinese sailors hijacked

Obama visits NYC's Ground Zero

[2011-05-06 06:51]

US President Barack Obama planned to honor victims of the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on Thursday by laying a wreath at the site of the World Trade Center, where slain terrorist Osama bin Laden changed the course of history in a day of carnage that shook the United States and killed nearly 3,000 people.

Swimmers battle power of ocean

[2011-05-05 21:57]

Underwater photographer Mark Tipple's latest work gives viewers a spectacular turtle's eye view of swimmers as they roll in the wake of 15 feet high waves.

Copycat royal wedding gown a hit

[2011-05-05 20:37]

Yang Lifei, a Chinese fashion designer, originally made a copy of the gown for a British TV channel. After the dress was completed, her small wedding dress business received more than half a dozen orders in her hometown and other parts of China, as well as Paris, with prices ranging from 3,500 RMB ($540) in China to 8,000 RMB ($1230) in France.

Snapshot: The world in 24 hours May 4, 2011

[2011-05-05 15:50]

Snapshots: the world in 24 hours May 4, 2011

Lake in E China dry after less rain

[2011-05-05 11:22]

Poyang Lake is drying up because of less rainfall this year.

Property records give new insights into bin Laden

[2011-05-05 09:56]

The Pakistani who owned the compound that was Osama bin Laden's final hideaway meticulously bought up adjoining plots of land over two years and once cryptically told a seller that the property he bought for "an uncle" had become very valuable.

Obama to lay wreath at Ground Zero

[2011-05-05 09:20]

President Barack Obama will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Ground Zero and meet with Sept 11 families and first responders when he visits Thursday.

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