Residents of Zisiqiao village, also known as "Snake Town", raise over 3 millions snakes a year whose meat is sold to food manufacturers and their venom to pharmaceutical companies
Nation ready to celebrate Lantern Festival
The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced on February 15, 2013.
With the temperature dipping to a bone-chilling -25 C, retired teacher Gao Yinyue, dressed only in shorts, completes his morning exercise routine in the blistering cold that would leave most youngsters quivering in fear.
The 2013 Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, will begin on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake.
Slide: Animals around the world
US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk and wave after emerging from the presidential limousine during the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Jan 21, 2013.
Sun City was built in 1959 by entrepreneur Del Webb as America’s first active retirement community for the over-55's.
Slide: Santa Speedo Run in Boston
People visit at the 10th Luxury Packaging Design Salon in Paris, capital of France, Nov 20, 2012.
Crews at the farm will harvest nearly 20,000 Christmas trees this season
Women make the traditional Korean side dish "kimchi", or fermented cabbage, at a charity event at Seoul City Hall Plaza November 15, 2012.