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Snapshots: The world in 24 hours, March 18

[2011-03-19 15:05]

Snapshot photos capture the moments of events happened all around the world during the past 24 hours of March 18.

Young volunteers in quake-hit Yunnan

[2011-03-19 14:13]

Many kindergartens and schools in Yingjiang became dangerous and were closed after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted the county on March 10. Some students participate in public service activities before going back to school.

Paper cranes pray for quake-hit victims

[2011-03-19 10:20]

Members of the Japanese community in Peru make origami cranes to support Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims at the Peruvian Japanese Cultural Center in Lima, March 18, 2011.

Hospital tests show no radiation on travelers

[2011-03-19 08:11]

The probability of being exposed to a life-threatening level of radiation is quite slim.

First batch of sandstorms to last till Monday

[2011-03-19 07:59]

Most parts of North and Northwest China have witnessed sandstorms since March 12, with Beijing wrapped in sand and dust on Friday.

Hu visits Japanese embassy to convey condolences

[2011-03-18 17:13]

Chinese President Hu Jintao paid a visit to the Japanese embassy in Beijing Friday afternoon to convey a message of condolences for the victims of last Friday's massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami in Japan.

One-minute's silence for Japan

[2011-03-18 16:59]

the world one minute's pray for quake-torn Japan

Tiger taxidermy

[2011-03-18 15:56]

Workers prepare a Siberian tiger specimen at the Provincial Museum in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang, March 17, 2011.

Mistakes, misfortune, meltdown: Japan's quake

[2011-03-18 11:36]

By Thursday morning the last line of defense came down to this: a police water cannon, a helicopter maneuver designed for wildfires and a race against time to get the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant rewired to the grid.

Measuring radiation levels in China

[2011-03-18 10:53]

Following the nuclear leakage in Japan, Jiangsu set up seven inspection stations near the coast to monitor radiation levels, which are in the normal range.

Radiation fears prompt panic buying of salt

[2011-03-18 07:00]

Worried Chinese shoppers stripped stores of salt on radiation fears.

Snowstorm hits NW China's Xinjiang

[2011-03-17 15:37]

A snowstorm hit Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Wednesday, causing temperature drops and heavy traffic jams.

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