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China Weekly Highlights

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China Weekly Highlights - 31 Jul 2008
China Weekly Highlights - 31 Jul 2008
CHINA/
RTX86V1
July 28, 2008
Chinese seven-year-old twins Leilei (L) and Yaoyao pose for a photograph at a park in Beijing July 28,...
Beijing, China
Chinese seven-year-old twins Leilei and Yaoyao pose for a photograph at a park in Beijing
Chinese seven-year-old twins Leilei (L) and Yaoyao pose for a photograph at a park in Beijing July 28, 2008. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/
RTR20H73
July 30, 2008
A cheerleader for the 2008 Beijing Olympic beach volleyball games takes part in their practice session...
Beijing, China
A cheerleader for 2008 Beijing Olympic beach volleyball games takes part in their practice session at...
A cheerleader for the 2008 Beijing Olympic beach volleyball games takes part in their practice session at Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground in Beijing July 30, 2008. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS
RTX85WD
July 27, 2008
Olympic volunteers pose for a picture outside the National Stadium, or Bird's Nest, in Beijing July 27,...
Beijing, China
Olympic volunteers pose for a picture outside the National Stadium, or Bird's Nest, in Beijing
Olympic volunteers pose for a picture outside the National Stadium, or Bird's Nest, in Beijing July 27, 2008. REUTERS/Alvin Chan(CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/TELEVISION
RTR20HH0
July 30, 2008
Newscasters rehearse at a studio of the new China Central Television's (CCTV) Olympic Broadcast Center...
Beijing, China
Newscasters rehearse at a studio of the new China Central Television's Olympic Broadcast Center in Beijing...
Newscasters rehearse at a studio of the new China Central Television's (CCTV) Olympic Broadcast Center in Beijing July 30, 2008. Broadcaster CCTV is dedicating 3,000 staff to the Beijing Olympic Games, with over 2,500 hours of programming going out on seven of the 17 channels it controls. CCTV will distribute Beijing Olympics broadcasts to all TV stations across China. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/VILLAGE
RTX85VR
July 27, 2008
A toilet with an Olympic sticker attached can be seen at the Olympic village in Beijing July 27, 2008....
Beijing, China
A toilet with an Olympic sticker attached can be seen at the Olympic village in Beijing
A toilet with an Olympic sticker attached can be seen at the Olympic village in Beijing July 27, 2008. The heavily-guarded village, which will house 16,000 athletes and officials during next month's Beijing Games, was officially opened on Sunday under skies still grey with the pollution that China has promised to clear in time for the August 8-24 Games. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/VISITORS
RTX85VU
July 27, 2008
A Chinese vendor selling ethnic silver ornaments waits for customers at a tourist shopping area in Beijing...
Beijing, China
Chinese vendor selling ethnic silver ornaments waits for customers in Beijing
A Chinese vendor selling ethnic silver ornaments waits for customers at a tourist shopping area in Beijing July 27, 2008. The number of foreign tourists visiting Beijing fell nearly 20 percent in June from a year earlier, suggesting that Olympics-related visa restrictions and bad publicity are keeping a significant number of people away. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/
RTX87W2
July 29, 2008
A worker is silhouetted as he cleans the floor outside the National Aquatics Centre also known as the...
Beijing, China
Worker is silhouetted as he cleans the floor outside the National Aquatics Centre or Water Cube in Beijing...
A worker is silhouetted as he cleans the floor outside the National Aquatics Centre also known as the Water Cube in Beijing July 29, 2008. It will host the swimming, diving and synchronized Swimming competitions during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/
RTR20HE6
July 30, 2008
A man uses his mobile phone as he walks past an exhibition area for a partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic...
Beijing, China
A man uses his mobile phone as he walks past an exhibition area for a partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic...
A man uses his mobile phone as he walks past an exhibition area for a partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Olympic Green in Beijing July 30, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/WEDDING
RTX8479
July 25, 2008
A bride poses as pigeons fly during a pre-wedding photo shoot at a park in Beijing July 25, 2008. More...
Beijing, China
A bride poses as pigeons fly during a pre-wedding photo shoot at a park in Beijin
A bride poses as pigeons fly during a pre-wedding photo shoot at a park in Beijing July 25, 2008. More than Chinese 1,000 couples queued for hours for marriage licenses to wed on Aug. 8, the date of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, state media said on Saturday. The number eight is auspicious in Chinese, as it is pronounced like the word "fa", which is part of the expression meaning "to get wealthy". REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/VILLAGE
RTX85VW
July 27, 2008
A red phone booth stands in front of the apartment block where the team from Britain will stay at the...
Beijing, China
A red phone booth stands in front of the apartment block where the team from Britain will stay at the...
A red phone booth stands in front of the apartment block where the team from Britain will stay at the Olympic village in Beijing July 27, 2008. The heavily-guarded village, which will house 16,000 athletes and officials during next month's Beijing Games, was officially opened on Sunday under skies still grey with the pollution that China has promised to clear in time for the August 8-24 Games. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/
RTX87W4
July 29, 2008
Chinese performers push their covered props at the Olympic Green on their way to the National Stadium...
Beijing, China
Chinese performers push their covered props near the National Stadium in Beijing
Chinese performers push their covered props at the Olympic Green on their way to the National Stadium or Bird's Nest for the Olympic opening ceremony rehearsal in Beijing July 29, 2008. Beijing Olympic organisers have been holding rehearsals for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games under strict secrecy and thick security blanket, state media reported. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS
RTX87JV
July 29, 2008
An employee works at a production line at the Coca Cola plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, July 29,...
Nanjing, China
An employee works at a production line at the Coca Cola plant in Nanjing
An employee works at a production line at the Coca Cola plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, July 29, 2008. The Coca-Cola Company maintains the longest continuous relationship with the Olympic Movement. The company sponsored the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, and has supported every Olympic Games since, according to International Olympic Committee official website. REUTERS/Sean Yong (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTX87N1
July 29, 2008
A chef takes uncooked ducks to the oven at Quanjude restaurant in Beijing, July 29, 2008. Roast ducks...
Beijing, China
A chef takes uncooked ducks to the oven at Quanjude restaurant in Beijing
A chef takes uncooked ducks to the oven at Quanjude restaurant in Beijing, July 29, 2008. Roast ducks to be served to Olympic athletes will go through an anti-doping test before being cooked and are "100 percent" safe, Quanjude, a leading restaurant famed for Peking Roast Duck, has said, according to Xinhua News Agency. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTR20I7Q
July 31, 2008
A model presents the Japanese entry for an international lingerie design competition in Beijing July...
Beijing, China
A model presents the Japanese entry for an international lingerie design competition in Beijing
A model presents the Japanese entry for an international lingerie design competition in Beijing July 31, 2008. Japan won the competition. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/SCALPERS
RTR20H15
July 30, 2008
A woman complains about unfairness while policemen try to keep order as thousands of people wait in line...
Beijing, China
To match feature OLYMPICS-SCALPERS/
A woman complains about unfairness while policemen try to keep order as thousands of people wait in line for more than 24 hours to buy Olympic tickets in Beijing, in this July 25, 2008 file photo. Unwashed, unfed and lacking sleep, thousands of Chinese queued for their last chance at the Olympic tickets on Friday, with police straining to hold back the crowds who threatened to break barricades. Tickets for the Beijing Games have officially sold out, setting off China's own running of the bulls -- "yellow bull" scalpers who want big profits for tickets to the Olympics' hottest events. Picture taken July 25, 2008. To match feature OLYMPICS-SCALPERS/ REUTERS/Jason Lee/files (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/
RTR20I4A
July 31, 2008
Performers dressed as soldiers in the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC) wait for a rehearsal for the opening...
Beijing, China
Performers dressed as soldiers in the Qin Dynasty wait for a rehearsal in Beijing
Performers dressed as soldiers in the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC) wait for a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games at the Olympic Green in Beijing, July 30, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/
RTR20H67
July 30, 2008
Romania's Ana Branza (L) practises with Switzerland's Sophie Lamon during a training session inside the...
Beijing, China
Romania's Branza practises with Switzerland's Lamon during a training session inside Fencing Hall of...
Romania's Ana Branza (L) practises with Switzerland's Sophie Lamon during a training session inside the Fencing Hall of the National Convention Center, the venue for Fencing and Modern Pentathlon (fencing and shooting), ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, July 30, 2008. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/
RTX87R1
July 29, 2008
A passenger walks past a subway map at the new subway Line 8 which opened yesterday exclusively for accredited...
Beijing, China
A passenger walks past a subway map at the new subway Line 8 which opened yesterday exclusively for accredited...
A passenger walks past a subway map at the new subway Line 8 which opened yesterday exclusively for accredited volunteers, journalists, staff and athletes in Beijing July 29, 2008. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/
RTX87XC
July 29, 2008
A view of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, with colourful lights is seen at the Olympic...
Beijing, China
A view of the National Stadium with colourful lights is seen at the Olympic Green in Beijing
A view of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, with colourful lights is seen at the Olympic Green in Beijing July 29, 2008. The Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, athletics and football final will be staged at the National Stadium during the Beijing Olympic Games. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/
RTX86OY
July 28, 2008
A visitor reaches up to touch the door of Tiananmen gate in Beijing as he enters it July 28, 2008. REUTERS/Darren...
Beijing, China
A visitor reaches up to touch the door of Tiananmen gate in Beijing as he enters it
A visitor reaches up to touch the door of Tiananmen gate in Beijing as he enters it July 28, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside (CHINA)
(BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/POLLUTION
RTX86RT
July 28, 2008
A visitor takes a photograph of the Forbidden City shrouded in haze in Beijing July 28, 2008. Haze-shrouded...
Beijing, China
Visitor takes photograph of Forbidden City shrouded in haze in Beijing
A visitor takes a photograph of the Forbidden City shrouded in haze in Beijing July 28, 2008. Haze-shrouded Beijing could restrict more cars and shut more factories if air pollution persists during the Olympic Games, a report said on Monday, as an environmental group said endurance athletes could face problems. Beijing has ordered many cars off roads and halted much construction and factory production in an effort to cut smog before the Games open on Aug. 8. But the city has still endured hazy skies over the past week, and again on Monday, raising fears that the sultry heat Beijing often experiences in August could make for a cocktail of haze, fumes and dust for tens of thousands of athletes and visitors. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/PROTEST
RTX845Y
July 25, 2008
A boy plays beside a pond at Ritan Park, one of three designated "protest parks" in Beijing July 25,...
Beijing, China
Boy plays beside a pond at Ritan Park in Beijing
A boy plays beside a pond at Ritan Park, one of three designated "protest parks" in Beijing July 25, 2008. China has designated areas in three Beijing parks for demonstrations during the Olympics, an official said, with the Games already a lightning rod for protest over issues ranging from Darfur to Tibet. Designating "protest pens" is in line with practice at past Games because the International Olympic Committee charter prohibits demonstrations or "political, religious or racial propaganda" at Olympic venues or sites. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS
RTX87I1
July 29, 2008
A policeman stands guard beside a decoration at the Hong Kong Olympic Village July 29, 2008. Hong Kong...
Hong Kong, China
A policeman stands guard beside a decoration at the Hong Kong Olympic Village
A policeman stands guard beside a decoration at the Hong Kong Olympic Village July 29, 2008. Hong Kong police chief said the territory will deploy 4,000 police officers during the Olympic equestrian event to be held in August. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/
RTX82NI
July 24, 2008
Volunteers, who will be Olympic medal ceremony hostesses, listen to their dance instructor as they train...
Beijing, China
Volunteers listen to their dance instructor as they train for the upcoming Beijing Olympics at Beijing...
Volunteers, who will be Olympic medal ceremony hostesses, listen to their dance instructor as they train for the upcoming Beijing Olympics at Beijing Changping Vocational School, north of the city, July 24, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/
RTX83Z0
July 25, 2008
Performers wear colourful hats during a rehearsal of a show featuring the Olympic mascots in Beijing...
Beijing, China
Performers wear colourful hats during a rehearsal of a show featuring the Olympic mascots in Beijing
Performers wear colourful hats during a rehearsal of a show featuring the Olympic mascots in Beijing July 25, 2008. The show is one of the Olympic themed cultural activities and will be performed in the Olympic Green. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/
RTX82SS
July 24, 2008
Workers sleep near a construction site covered with Olympic decorations in Beijing July 24, 2008. The...
Beijing, China
Workers sleep near a construction site covered with Olympic decorations in Beijing
Workers sleep near a construction site covered with Olympic decorations in Beijing July 24, 2008. The International Olympic Committee recently praised Beijing for setting a "gold standard for the future" in its preparations for the Games, which begin in less than a month. China has transformed its capital for the August 8-24 Olympic Games, spending 140 billion yuan (US$20.34 billion) to combat chronic pollution and create a clean, green Beijing which it hopes will promote domestic stability and showcase a newly confident nation to the rest of the world. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
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