Usain Bolt of Jamaica sits on a bench with Justin Gatlin of U.S. after the men’s 200 metres final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China on Thursday. Bolt finished in first place and Gatlin in second place
A paramilitary police officer in plain-clothes holding an umbrella keeps watch on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, on Thursday
An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets
Athletes compete during their men’s 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, Aleec Harris of the U.S., Nicholas Hough of Australia, Matthias Buhler of Germany and Ben Reynolds of Ireland compete during their men’s 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China
An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, China today. China stocks slumped about 4 percent on Tuesday, touching eight-month lows, as investors dumped shares after a grim “Black Monday” that battered global markets but failed to prompt fresh rescue measures from Beijing.
Cuba’s Maykel D. Masso competes in men’s long jump qualification at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing
A maintenance worker mops steps at the Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, in Beijing, Thursday. Final preparations are being World Athletics Championships
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An explosion goes off as Chinese actors playing Japanese soldiers are filmed in a battle scene during filming of the series “The Last Noble,” set during the second Sino-Japanese War.
A large explpsion set off by effects technicians goes off as Chinese actors playing Nationalist soldiers are seen during filming of a battle segment in the series “Legend of the Stupid Guy” set during the second Sino-Japanese War in Hengdian, China. Seventy years after the end of World War II, there is still widespread resentment across China toward Japan and its wartime misdeeds.
An injured man evacuated from the residential area near the explosion site looks towards pluming smoke in Binhai new district in Tianjin, China. The death toll from two huge explosions that tore through an industrial area in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin more than doubled to 44, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.
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A visitor holds an umbrella before a lavender field in a park in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning province
People rest and sleep on couches at a IKEA store to escape the summer heat in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China
An aeroplane flies past a rainbow at dusk in Beijing, China
Students toss hats as they practice at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China. Over 100 students, mostly young children are currently studying at the school. Most of them came from rural area of Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. Starting at 4 a.m. every morning, students practice an average of 10 hours
A local worker is carried by a digger past the base of a ski slope at Wanlong Ski Resort, in Chongli, Zhangjiakou county, ahead of China’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Customers walk on a staircase at Apple Inc.’s new Canton Road store in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong, China. Apple has opened its fourth store in Hong Kong.
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Investors look at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing. Chinese shares sank again a day after Shanghai’s steepest one-day slide in eight years, defying renewed government vows of support that analysts warned were not enough to soothe nervous investors.
Giant panda Jia Jia eats beside a birthday cake made from ice and vegetables as she celebrates her 37-year-old birthday at the Hong Kong Ocean Park, China today. Jia Jia is the oldest giant panda living in captivity, setting a Guinness World Record.
Ethnic Yao minority women brush their long hair near a creek, in Huangluo village of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. The village, known for the long hair of its female residents, attracts about 80,000 tourists a year. More than 80 women in the village have hair longer than 1.4 metres, with the longest reaching 2.2 metres, according to local media.
Sales staff exhaling vapour while demonstrating an electronic cigarette product at the Beijing International Vapor Distribution Alliance Expo, or the Vape China Expo, at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing