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Cheap shark meat exposes lax protection in China

An East China fish market was found to be selling shark meat at rock-bottom prices on Sunday, once again raising concerns over lax protection of shark populations in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 19:53:39

Big moon rising

A “supermoon” is visible over Beijing on Sunday. The phenomenon, which occurs when the moon is both full and its orbit is closest to Earth, happened only once this year.
Source: IC | 2017/12/4 18:53:39

Stroke of good luck

A woman touches a statue of a mythical qilin at the Ming Tombs of Chuzhou, Anhui Province on November 24. According to legend, anyone who strokes a qilin's leg will be blessed with a healthy baby
Source: IC | 2017/12/4 18:48:39

Portrait of a happy painter

Si Guangmin, 75, proudly displays his painting Thousands of Li of Rivers and Mountains on Friday in Kaifeng, Henan Province. The 30-meter-long work took Si four years to complete and is appraised at 1.68 million yuan ($250,000).
Source: IC | 2017/12/3 19:13:40

Stand-in soldiers

Children pose for photos next to replicas of China's terracotta warriors at an exhibition in Handan, Hebei Province on Saturday.
Source: IC | 2017/12/3 19:13:39

Leaves on schedule

Landscapers work to create a design celebrating the Chinese high-speed train “Hexie Hao” from ginkgo leaves in a residential community in Chengdu, Sichuan Province on Tuesday.
Source: IC | 2017/11/30 19:03:39

Power walker

Jens, a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), walks with a new Marsi Bionics exoskeleton designed for children at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona on Wednesday.
Source: IC | 2017/11/30 19:03:39

Friendly and photogenic

A common bottlenose dolphin looks curiously at the camera at the Madrid Zoo and Aquarium on Tuesday.
Source: IC | 2017/11/29 19:58:39

Stitched into eternity

Wu Yu (right) presents her embroidered replica of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) piece “Along the River during the Qingming Festival” in Xiyi county, Jiangsu Province on Tuesday. The six-meter scroll took more than 1 million stitches to create
Source: IC | 2017/11/29 19:53:40

Plane ingenuity

Zhu Yue (second from right) stands with friends in front of a replica Airbus A320 passenger jet they assembled in Northeast China's Liaoning Province. The mechanic and his team spent less than a year on the project, which cost a total 800,000 yuan ($120,000) and took more than 40 tons of iron to build. They plan to turn it into an aviation-themed restaurant
Source: IC | 2017/11/28 19:43:39

Reptiles to riches

Snake breeder Li Zhenzhen stands with one of her more than 10,000 venomous snakes on her farm in Panzhihua, Sichuan on November 22. Dubbed the “Snake Queen” by locals, Li estimates her farm brings in around 5 million yuan ($758,000) a year.
Source: VCG | 2017/11/28 19:38:40

Light on her feet

A 62-year-old woman strikes a pose while being held up by her dance partner during a performance Sunday in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. The woman reportedly weighs 80 kilograms, which makes this move even more impressive
Source: VCG | 2017/11/27 19:38:39

Tai chi to scale

A total 2,036 people stand in a yin-yang formation during the opening ceremony of the first Jiangxi Tai Chi Culture and Health Festival in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province. The festival attracted Tai chi masters from across China to participate.
Source: IC | 2017/11/26 19:28:40

Thailand's prized fighter

A Siamese fighting fish is exhibited in Bangkok on Saturday. Thai authorities approved a proposal Thursday to name the species the country's national fish.
Source: IC | 2017/11/26 19:28:40

Beautiful bride

A woman takes part in a ceremony on the Hindu holiday Sita Bibaha Panchami, a re-enactment of Sita's marriage to Rama, at Janaki Temple in Janakpur, Nepal on Wednesday.
Source: IC | 2017/11/23 19:38:39

High-performing talent

Yang Jinhao (right) stands on stilts while spinning a diabolo, or Chinese yo-yo, at a park in Huai'an, East China's Jiangsu Province on Thursday.
Source: VCG | 2017/11/23 19:33:40

Lighting the way

People walk through a tunnel covered in Christmas lights, part of an illuminated path through Kew Gardens in London on Tuesday.
Source: IC | 2017/11/22 19:58:39

Leaf a lasting impression

Li Ling, a student at East China's Shandong Liaocheng University, paints a deer on a leaf on Wednesday. Li and another student Li Wei, said they painted a series of leaves bearing symbols of the 24 solar terms of the lunar calendar to teach people more about Chinese culture.
Source: IC | 2017/11/22 19:53:40