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Selection of Highlights for Xinhua - 21 Aug 2006
Selection of Highlights for Xinhua - 21 Aug 2006
MEXICO ELECTION
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August 20, 2006
Catholics block the main access to the Metropolitan Cathedral to prevent supporters of Andres Manuel...
Mexico City, Mexico
Catholics block main access to Metropolitan Cathedral from supporters of PRD's Lopez Obrador in downtown...
Catholics block the main access to the Metropolitan Cathedral to prevent supporters of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Party of the Democratic Revolution from entering the catholic church to promote a full recount of the disputed July 2 presidential election, in downtown Mexico City August 20, 2006. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO)
CRIME JONBENET
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August 20, 2006
Thai immigration officials escort American schoolteacher John Mark Karr from his detention centre to...
Bangkok, Thailand
Thai immigration officials escort American schoolteacher Karr from his detention centre to the Bangkok...
Thai immigration officials escort American schoolteacher John Mark Karr from his detention centre to the Bangkok international airport August 20, 2006. Thai police escorted Karr to Bangkok airport on Sunday for deportation to the United States to face charges in connection with the 1996 murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND)
SPORT ATHLETICS
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August 20, 2006
Russia's Andrey Silnov reacts after winning the men's high jump event during the IAAF athletics Grand...
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Russia's Silnov reacts after winning the men's high jump event during the IAAF athletics Grand Prix meeting...
Russia's Andrey Silnov reacts after winning the men's high jump event during the IAAF athletics Grand Prix meeting at the Louis II stadium in Monaco August 20, 2006. REUTERS/Pascal Deschamps (MONACO)
SPORT GOLF PGA
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August 21, 2006
Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits from the sand on the ninth hole in the final round of the 88th PGA Championship...
Medinah, USA
Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits from the sand on the ninth hole in the final round of the 88th PGA Championship...
Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits from the sand on the ninth hole in the final round of the 88th PGA Championship golf tournament in Medinah, Illinois August 20, 2006. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan (UNITED STATES)
SPORT CANOE
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August 19, 2006
Members of the Czech Republic's four-man canoe team fall into the water after they crossed the finish...
Szeged, Hungary
Czech Republic's four-man canoe team fall into the water after winning the men's C4 200m final during...
Members of the Czech Republic's four-man canoe team fall into the water after they crossed the finish line to win the men's C4 200m final during the flat water Canoe and Kayak World Championship in Szeged August 20, 2006. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (HUNGARY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE GM1EA3J1NKD01
SPORT BASKETBALL CHINA
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August 02, 2006
China centre Yao Ming, who also plays for NBA's Houston Rockets, listens during the launch of WildAid's...
Beijing, China
Yao Ming listens during campaign launch in Beijing
China centre Yao Ming, who also plays for NBA's Houston Rockets, listens during the launch of WildAid's public awareness campaign to save endangered species and sharks in Beijing August 2, 2006. Yao Ming says he is on track to play in this month's world championships as the national team returned home from its disappointing European warm-up tour, Chinese newspapers reported on Wednesday. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA)
SPAIN
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August 20, 2006
Spanish assistant bullfighter gives the coup de grace to a bull during a bullfight at a bullring in Almeria,...
Almeria, Spain
Spanish assistant bullfighter gives the coup de grace to a bull during a bullfight in Almeria
Spanish assistant bullfighter gives the coup de grace to a bull during a bullfight at a bullring in Almeria, southeast Spain August 20, 2006. REUTERS/Francisco Boniilla (SPAIN)
LEISURE SNAKES ON A PLANE
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August 18, 2006
Cast member Samuel L. Jackson holds Kitty Jr., a Burmese python, at the premiere of 'Snakes on a Plane'...
Hollywood, USA
Samuel L. Jackson holds a Burmese python at the premiere of Snakes on a Plane in Hollywood
Cast member Samuel L. Jackson holds Kitty Jr., a Burmese python, at the premiere of 'Snakes on a Plane' at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood August 17, 2006. The movie opens in the U.S. on August 18. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
GERMANY
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August 20, 2006
Pop star Madonna performs during her concert in Duesseldorf August 20, 2006. REUTERS/Ina...
Duesseldorf, Germany
Pop star Madonna performs during her concert in Duesseldorf
Pop star Madonna performs during her concert in Duesseldorf August 20, 2006. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY)
TELECOMS CHINA
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August 11, 2006
A salesperson waits for customers in front of lists of mobile phone numbers for sale at a shop in Beijing...
Beijing, China
Salesperson waits for customers in front of lists if mobile phone numbers for sale at shop in Beijing...
A salesperson waits for customers in front of lists of mobile phone numbers for sale at a shop in Beijing August 11, 2006. China added 5.49 million new mobile phone subscribers a month in the first half of 2006, Xinhua News reported. China now has 426 million mobile phone users -- 32.7 for every 100 people -- and 365 million land lines, Xinhua News added. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA)
HUNGARY
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August 20, 2006
U.S. pilot Mike Mangold performs during the sixth stage of the 'Red Bull Air Race World Series,' in front...
Budapest, Hungary
US pilot Mangold performs during sixth stage of 'Red Bull Air Race World Series' in Budapest
U.S. pilot Mike Mangold performs during the sixth stage of the 'Red Bull Air Race World Series,' in front of the Parliament in the city centre of Budapest August 20, 2006. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai (HUNGARY)
USA MARKETS
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May 18, 2006
The main trading floor of the New York York Stock Exchange is pictured May 18, 2006. U.S. stocks opened...
New York, USA
Main trading floor of New York York Stock Exchange is pictured
The main trading floor of the New York York Stock Exchange is pictured May 18, 2006. U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, recovering from the previous session's steep losses, as investors adjusted views to the likelihood of more interest rate hikes. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
AFGHANISTAN
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July 18, 2006
A boy stands in front of a shop displaying dresses for women on a roadside in Kabul July 18, 2006. REUTERS/Ahmad...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan boy stands in front of a shop displaying dresses for women on a roadside in Kabul
A boy stands in front of a shop displaying dresses for women on a roadside in Kabul July 18, 2006. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN) Also see image: GF1DTDCIEMAA
USA
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August 19, 2006
A United States flag blows in the breeze next to the prosthetic leg of United States Army veteran Dan...
Pismo Beach, USA
US flag blows in breeze next to prosthetic leg in Pismo Beach
A United States flag blows in the breeze next to the prosthetic leg of United States Army veteran Dan Regan in Pismo Beach, California August 18, 2006. Fourteen servicemen and women who lost limbs fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan traveled on Friday from Brook Army Medical Center in Texas to Pismo Beach in California to attend a surf clinic sponsored by a non-profit group called "Operation Comfort". REUTERS/Phil Klein (UNITED STATES)
RUSSIA
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January 18, 2006
A girl enjoys swimming at the open-air Chayka swimming pool in Moscow January 18, 2006. The temperature...
Moscow, Russian Federation
A girl enjoys swimming at the open-air pool in Moscow
A girl enjoys swimming at the open-air Chayka swimming pool in Moscow January 18, 2006. The temperature in Moscow dropped to around -30 degrees Celsius (-22 Fahrenheit) on Wednesday. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
POPE
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August 19, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful during Angelus prayer from his summer residence, in Castel Gandolfo,...
Castel Gandolfo, Italy
Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful during Angelus prayer from his summer residence, in Castel Gandolfo...
Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful during Angelus prayer from his summer residence, in Castel Gandolfo, outside Rome August 20, 2006. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli (ITALY)
HEALTH ANGOLA MALBURG
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April 17, 2005
An Angolan child sells bread on the street in the country's capital Luanda, April 17, 2005. Angolan priests...
Luanda, Angola
Angolan child sells bread on street in country's capital, Luanda.
An Angolan child sells bread on the street in the country's capital Luanda, April 17, 2005. Angolan priests urged their congregations Sunday to abandon their fear of hospitals so that loved ones could receive treatment for the Marburg virus that has killed more than 200 people. Early in the outbreak, aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres,one of the only groups operating in the northern Uige Province, said poor infection control at the hospital there was to blame for some of the cases. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings Pictures of the Month April 2005 MH/DY
COLOMBIA
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August 04, 2006
Colombian anti-explosives soldiers examine a sewer next to the presidential palace as part of increased...
Bogota, Colombia
Colombian anti-explosives soldiers examine a sewer next to the presidential palace in Bogota
Colombian anti-explosives soldiers examine a sewer next to the presidential palace as part of increased security measures as the military and police prepare for the August 7 inauguration of President Alvaro Uribe in Bogota August 4, 2006. REUTERS/Kena Betancur (COLOMBIA)
SPORTS ATHLETICS EURO
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August 09, 2006
Russia's Tatyana Lebedeva competes in the triple jump at the European athletics championships in Gothenburg...
Gothenburg, Sweden
Russia's Lebedeva competes in the triple jump at the European athletics championships in Gothenburg
Russia's Tatyana Lebedeva competes in the triple jump at the European athletics championships in Gothenburg (Goteborg) August 9, 2006 REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (SWEDEN)
SPAIN
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August 12, 2006
"Chulapas" (women dressed in Madrid's traditional attire) sit and talk during the feast of La Paloma...
Madrid, Spain
"Chulapas" sit and talk during the feast of La Paloma Virgin in Madrid
"Chulapas" (women dressed in Madrid's traditional attire) sit and talk during the feast of La Paloma Virgin in Madrid August 12, 2006. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN)
MIDEAST ISRAEL CITY
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August 08, 2006
A beachgoer stands on the shore in Tel Aviv August 7, 2006. Tel Aviv is a city some 220 km (130 miles)...
Tel Aviv, Israel
A beachgoer stands on the shore in Tel Aviv
A beachgoer stands on the shore in Tel Aviv August 7, 2006. Tel Aviv is a city some 220 km (130 miles) from Lebanon but a world apart from the fighting between Israel and Hizbollah and the daily rocket attacks the group has directed against northern Israel. Tel Aviv's beaches and restaurants are packed. Many residents of Israel's embattled north have found refuge in the city, boosting revenues for local business owners. Picture taken August 7, 2006. REUTERS/Yonathan Weitzman (ISRAEL)
AUSTRALIA
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August 02, 2006
Australian artist Nike Savvas makes final adjustments to her art piece consisting of over 50,000 polystyrene...
Sydney, Australia
Australian artist Nike Savvas makes final adjustments to her art piece consisting of over 50,000 polystyrene...
Australian artist Nike Savvas makes final adjustments to her art piece consisting of over 50,000 polystyrene balls at the New South Wales Art Gallery in Sydney August 3, 2006. The sculpture titled "Atomix - Full of Love, Full of Wonder" , vibrates with wind from 10 fans and represents the different "shimmering" colours in a hot, outback landscape. It is part of a sculpture exhibition "Adventures with Form in Space" that will open to the public next week. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
CUBA
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August 04, 2006
A ballet dancer rehearses as a man watches in Havana, August 4, 2006. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA)
Havana, Cuba
A ballet dancer rehearses as a man watches in Havana
A ballet dancer rehearses as a man watches in Havana, August 4, 2006. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA)
ENVIRONMENT FIRES
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July 24, 2006
Firefighters brave heavy smoke to make sure that spot fires do not start at their position protecting...
San Diego, USA
Firefighters watch for spot fires while battling wildfire in San Diego
Firefighters brave heavy smoke to make sure that spot fires do not start at their position protecting buildings 40 miles east of San Diego, California at the Horse Fire which has consumed more than 7,000 acres July 24, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Greaves (UNITED STATES)
BRITAIN
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August 09, 2006
Performers from Italy's Kataklo Athletic Dance Theatre pose in formation for photographers at the Edinburgh...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Performers from Italy's Kataklo Athletic Dance Theatre pose in formation for photographers for the Edinburgh...
Performers from Italy's Kataklo Athletic Dance Theatre pose in formation for photographers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 9, 2006. The festival will run until August 28, 2006. REUTERS/David Moir(BRITAIN)
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