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Peking young interest

Students at Jilin Primary School in Changchun, Northeast China’s Jilin Province, learn Peking Opera on Tuesday. The students have being taking opera classes every Tuesday and Friday afternoon for a year.
Source: IC | 2017/3/22 17:48:39

Neck and neck

Two swans fight in the Abbotsbury swannery in Dorset, the UK. The world famous swannery reopened for business on Saturday following a brush this winter with Avian Flu which claimed the lives of 80 swans.
Source: IC | 2017/3/22 17:48:39

Star of the show

An auction house employee poses with ‘The Pink Star’ diamond at Sotheby’s in London, Britain on Monday. The Pink Star is the largest internally flawless pink diamond ever graded. It is estimated to fetch about $60 million at the auction in Hong Kong on April 4.
Source: IC | 2017/3/21 19:38:39

Hoping for luck

A kindergarten student in Handan, North China’s Hebei Province displays painted eggs that read “Spring Equinox,” which fell on Monday this year. In China, it is said that the egg can be set upright at the Start of Spring, Spring Equinox day and Autumn Equinox day. It is believed that if someone can make the egg stand on the first day of the Start of Spring, he or she will have good luck in the future. Photo: CFP
Source: CFP | 2017/3/20 21:53:39

Caped kitty

A ‘British Shorthair’ cat is presented in costume during a cat exhibition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Sunday. Cat breeders and owners from Kyrgyzstan gathered in Bishkek to present their pets.
Source: IC | 2017/3/20 20:08:39

Office games

People compete in the Office Chair Race in Pingdong county, Taiwan on Sunday. A total of 60 companies and 180 employees participated in the race. Employees from a Japanese transport company won the race after 153 laps. The race was first held in Kyoto, Japan, in 2009.
Source: IC | 2017/3/20 20:08:39

Scenery of Lake Naivasha in Kenya

Lake Naivasha is the second largest freshwater Lake in Kenya and a noted scenic spot for tourists.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/20 9:25:42

Over 13,000 Yangtze alligators to be transfered to outdoor in E China

Staff members carry Yangtze alligators outside their living area in Xuancheng, east China's Anhui Province, March 19, 2017. After over four months of dormant period, more than 13,000 Yangtze alligators in Xuancheng Yangtze alligator national conservation area began to be transfered to the outdoor in order to make them enjoy the warm sunshine of spring.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 22:19:55

What a doll!

Adorable Bella Cole, eight months old, has such an impressive head of hair that people believe she is a doll. Her mother Phillipa Rabbitts 27, cannot take her out without being stopped by hordes of strangers asking if her hair is real.
Source: IC | 2017/3/19 18:58:39

Toothy toilet

Crocodile-shaped urinals adorn a public restroom on Foreigner Street in Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on Wednesday.
Source: CFP | 2017/3/19 18:58:39

Aging panda Shu Lan returns to hometown for better care

Giant panda Shu Lan plays at Lanzhou Zoo in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, March 16, 2017. The 23-year-old giant panda will leave Lanzhou on Thursday to return to its hometown in southwest China's Sichuan Province due to health concerns. The Lanzhou zoo held a farewell party for Shu Lan on Thursday morning. Many locals came to say goodbye. Experts said Shu Lan is in normal health, but concluded that she has shown some symptoms of aging, such as weight loss. Her age is equivalent to about 70 human years. Therefore, experts suggested sending Shu Lan to a conservation and research center for Giant Panda in Sichuan to help her maintain her health.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/17 10:47:19

Best in wedding

Nicole Wakefield, 56, kisses her pooch Mili, 12, as well as the chief bridesmaid, at her wedding with Arfon Williams, 61, on March 10 in Llanfairfechan, North Wales. The couple planned the fast track nuptials in just five days after Nicole was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer earlier this month.
Source: IC | 2017/3/16 19:13:40

Snooze with a view

Maksim Kagin, a 25-year-old daredevil highliner, relaxes in a hammock 300 meters in the air over an abandoned quarry near Ekaterinburg, Russia. Maksim has been highlining since 2013. He said he had been thinking about this project for a long time, and spent a lot of time preparing.
Source: IC | 2017/3/16 19:13:39

Last Austrian emperor’s bedroom for sale online

Imperial dreams are dark, lavish and now available online. The bedroom of Austria's last emperor Charles I is up for sale on a second-hand furniture site for the sum of 125,000 euros ($130,000).
Source: AFP | 2017/3/15 19:28:39

The perfect panda pals

A video clip of 7-month-old panda Qiyi clinging to a keeper's leg at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, went viral in late February, garnering 970,000 likes and 2.2 million views on Facebook alone. The video's popularity not only pushed pandas into the spotlight, but also piqued interest in the lives of their keepers. The job requires giving the cuddly creatures constant care: feeding, grooming and a lot of playtime. Who ever thought hanging out with pandas all day could be such hard work?
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 19:23:39

Comfortable in her own skin

Diagnosed with vitiligo as a young girl, Ashley Soto, 21, from Orlando, the US, celebrates learning to love her skin with works of body art.
Source: IC | 2017/3/14 19:23:39

Flowery font

Green bean blossoms form the Chinese character for dragon, pronounced long, on a 80,000 square-meter field of rapeseed flowers at Longgong Scenic Spot in Anshun, Southwest China’s Guizhou Province.
Source: IC | 2017/3/14 19:23:39

Massive mushroom

A man surnamed Wu of Shitan village, Huangshan, East China’s Anhui Province, holds a oversize lingzhi mushroom on Saturday. Huangshan abounds with the mushroom, commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine, but villagers said it is unusual to find one this size.
Source: IC | 2017/3/13 18:48:39