With a hole in its heart, South Africa buries Mandela

2013-12-15 15:28:40

South Africa buries Nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one momentous chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded will have to discover if it can thrive without its central pillar.

After the storm

2013-12-15 08:13:36

Two in five victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines were children. While the storm has left the country, the trauma remains. China Daily photographer Wang Jing visits the places where children suffered.

Art students take protest to the mall

2013-12-10 10:10:47

Students from the School of Communication and Art of the University of Sao Paulo perform a skit titled "Blind Ones" as a protest against consumerism inside a shopping mall of Natal, capital of Rio Grande do Norte state, December 9, 2013.

Smog makes colorful world into gray one

2013-12-09 16:52:17

Smog makes colorful world into a gray one

A British heaven island for wildlife

2013-12-06 03:43:37

The islands are owned and protected by the British conservation charity, the National Trust, which says they host some 23 species of seabird, as well as a substantial colony of grey seals, who come to have their pups there in the autumn.

Find a way in Antarctica

2013-12-06 03:10:59

Chinese explores drill a hole nearby a crack on an ice layer above the ocean in the Antarctic area on Dec 4, 2013. The Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) for the 30th scientific expedition to Antarctica is going to prepare its first unloading mission after arriving at an area about 19 nautical miles away from China's Zhangshan Research Station.

Pictures of the year 2013: Military

2013-12-05 14:16:26

Pictures of the year 2013: Military.

Father colors in his children's drawings

2013-12-04 17:03:11

A combination photo shows a picture before and after a father colors in his children's drawings when he has to work away from home, Delaware, US, Dec 2, 2013.

Pictures of Year 2013 by Reuters

2013-12-03 05:11:28

A fly lands between the eyes of US President Barack Obama while he speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, January 24, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]

China launches moon rover

2013-12-02 02:53:56

The Long March-3B carrier rocket carrying China's Chang'e-3 lunar probe blasts off from the launch pad at Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec 2, 2013.

Christmas market opens in Frankfurt

2013-11-28 07:52:50

General view of the Christmas market after its official opening in Frankfurt, November 27, 2013. Picture taken with a fish-eye lens.