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Turbine of Three Gorges starts water filling test

[2011-04-27 08:33]

The No 32 underground turbine launched a water-filling test on Tuesday, starting the debugging of this unit. If the test goes well as planned, the turbine will be operating starting in May. Three of all six underground generators at the Three Gorges will be operational by this summer.

Is this when I scream?

[2011-04-27 08:24]

An infant receives an immunity vaccination in Suining county, Jiangsu province, on Monday, National Child Vaccination Awareness Day. A total of 11 vaccines are available to the county’s children for free.

Solar halo in SW China

[2011-04-26 21:42]

A halo, an optical illusion that appears around the sun, is seen in the sky in Anchun city, Southwest China’s Guizhou province on April 26, 2011.

China, Australia sign science, tourism deals

[2011-04-26 13:20]

China and Australia on Tuesday signed five cooperative agreements in Beijing with an eye to advance their constructive cooperation.

The beauty of the Zhuang ethnic group

[2011-04-26 12:41]

A beautician applies jiaomian for a female client in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on April 24, 2011.

Ding fights back for first Worlds quarter

[2011-04-26 09:45]

China's Ding Junhui staged a dramatic comeback from 9-12 down to defeat England's Stuart Bingham 13-12 and reach the world championship quarters for the first time.

Bell tolls in memory Chernobyl nuke diaster

[2011-04-26 09:23]

Black-clad Orthodox priests sang solemn hymns, Ukrainians lit thin wax candles and a bell tolled 25 times for the number of years that have passed since the Chernobyl disaster as the world began marking the anniversary Tuesday of the worst nuclear accident in history.

No kidding, it's a golden bus!

[2011-04-26 08:15]

A driver cleans the front window of a bus which is covered all over by gold foil in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province, April 25, 2011.

Taliban tunnel 480+ out of Afghan prison

[2011-04-26 06:58]

Hundreds of prisoners escaped from a jail in Afghanistan's south on Monday through a tunnel dug by Taliban insurgents, officials said.

Sandstorm sweeps across NW China

[2011-04-25 22:16]

A round of sandstorms hit Ningxia on Monday, lowering the visibility to less than 20 meters.

Snapshot: The world in 24 hours, April 24

[2011-04-25 15:53]

the world in 24 hours

Powering through heavy snow

[2011-04-25 15:06]

Workers build a steel tower for electric power in the mountains at an altitude of about 4,700 meters in Tibet autonomous region during heavy snow on April 23, 2011.

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