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Birds of a feather

Hundreds of farmed chickens are rounded up in a village in Guanyun county, Jiangsu Province on Tuesday. The chickens are locally nicknamed “airplanes” for their unusually strong ability to fly. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2017/8/23 20:08:40

Giant panda Beibei celebrates 2-year-old birthday in US

Giant panda Beibei is seen beside its birthday cake during a celebration at Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington D.C., the United States, Aug. 22, 2017. The zoo on Tuesday held a celebration for giant panda Beibei's two-year-old birthday, which attracted lots of visitors. (Xinhua/Yang Chenglin)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 11:10:36

Major characters

Pictured is a message reading “Long live Chairman Mao” near a military aviation school in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Saturday. The message was first carved out of the Gobi Desert with machinery in 1969. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2017/8/22 19:03:39


Taoyuan city mayor Zheng Wencan touches the 310-kilogram winner of a pumpkin contest in Taiwan on Sunday. The contest was held as part of the ongoing Taoyuan Land Art Festival. Photo.: IC
Source: IC | 2017/8/22 19:03:39

Super pumpkins on display

A boy poses with a giant pumpkin at a picking garden in Fuyang, East China’s Anhui province. Several giant pumpkins were shown at an event held in the garden, with the largest one weighing 280 kilograms.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/8/22 14:13:29

Tentacle spectacle

People catch confetti sprayed from a giant inflatable octopus at the Desfile de la Ballena (The Whale’s Parade) during the Aste Nagusia fiestas in Bilbao, Spain on Sunday. Photo: CFP
Source: CFP | 2017/8/21 19:18:39

Natural beauties

Nearly 50 middle-aged women wearing traditional Chinese qipao pose for photos at the famed Hukou Waterfalls in Jixian county, Shanxi Province on Sunday. Photo: CFP
Source: CFP | 2017/8/21 19:18:39

Famous agritecture

Visitors take photos of a replica of Beijing’s Tiananmen Gate made from grain at Changchun Agricultural Exhibition Center in Northeast China’s Jilin Province on Thursday. The exhibition ended on Sunday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2017/8/20 19:23:39

Splash to let off steam

People with basins participate in the fourth ‘Guangdong Decompression Festival’ in Dongguan on Sunday. Participants are encouraged to splash each other with water as a way to relieve pressure. Photo: CFP
Source: CFP | 2017/8/20 19:23:39

Double happiness

Twin pandas, female Bing Bing and male Qing Qing, celebrate their second birthday at the Dujiangyan Base of China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Friday. The two pandas were born in 2015 at the Bifengxia Base in Sichuan.
Source: CFP | 2017/8/18 23:23:39

Current traffic

Rafting tourists cause a traffic jam in a river at a gorge in Sanmenxia, Central China’s Henan Province on Wednesday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2017/8/17 19:18:39

High culture

Luo Huawen balances on a bamboo pole attached to a boat in Huzhou, Zhejiang Province on Tuesday. The skill was listed in China as an intangible cultural heritage in 2011. Photo: CFP
Source: CFP | 2017/8/17 19:03:39

Letter day

Around 400 people write Chinese calligraphy on a single 400-meter scroll in Yuncheng, North China’s Shanxi Province on Tuesday to mark the 1,857th birthday of Guan Yu, a general from the Han Dynasty. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2017/8/16 18:58:40

Chewable carvings

Guan Yunlong carves watermelons into floral patterns in Xuchang, Henan Province on Friday. Guan said he learned his sculpting skills from his grandfather. Photo: CFP
Source: CFP | 2017/8/14 19:18:39

War watchers

Tourists watch an ‘Anti-Japanese War’ show in Baiyangdian, Hebei Province on Thursday. The scenic lake area has seen more than 1 million visitors this year as of July 30. Photo: CFP
Source: CFP | 2017/8/14 19:18:39

Woman fakes cancer for donations

A 38-year-old Orlando woman who pretended to have terminal cancer and accepted donations when she lived in New York several years ago was arrested on Friday and charged with fraud, US prosecutors said.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/13 18:53:40

Hot tub

A young man wades in a tub of chili peppers while competing to win the ‘Chili-King’ eating competition in Ningxiang, Hunan Province. The winner, surnamed Su, ate 15 raw chilies in 60 seconds. Photo: CFP
Source: CFP | 2017/8/13 18:53:39

Fishing frenzy

Men of the Miao ethnic minority in Fuquan, Southwest China’s Guizhou Province spear for fish in a river during a local ‘Fish Killing Festival’ on Saturday. Photo: CFP
Source: CFP | 2017/8/13 18:53:39