Weekly Photos: July 25 - 31

Updated: 2011-08-01 13:37


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Weekly Photos: July 25 - 31

Volunteer hostesses practice etiquette for the 26th World University Games in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, July 30, 2011. Altogether, 350 people volunteered for the award ceremonies of the Universiade, including 290 women and 60 men. The 26th Summer Universiade, which will be held August 12-23, has 24 sports and 306 events. [Photo/Xinhua]

Weekly Photos: July 25 - 31

A boy sits on a floating sofa in a flooded street in Ninghe county, North China's Tianjin municipality, July 30, 2011. Downpours swept across the county overnight, with 119.7 mm of rain falling between 11 pm Friday to 9 am Saturday. Parts of the region have been threatened by rain-triggered floods. [Photo/Xinhua]


Double vision

Prosperous Hangzhou banks on creative energies to bridge traditional and modern sectors

Minding matters
A touch of glass
No longer going by the book

European Edition


Carrier set for maiden voyage

China is refitting an obsolete aircraft carrier bought from Ukraine for research and training purposes.

Pulling heart strings

The 5,000-year-old guqin holds a special place for both european and Chinese music lovers

Fit to a tea

Sixth-generation member of tea family brews up new ideas to modernize a time-honored business

Going the distance
Turning up the heat
Ciao, Yao