Paramilitary policemen raise their fists as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the security of the upcoming 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. The eastern Chinese city will host the games from August 16 to August 28.
Fuzhou, Fujian province, China, as Typhoon Matmo is downgraded from a typhoon to a tropical storm.
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A Palestinian man in clothes stained with the blood of his father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns as he disembarks an ambulance transporting the body to a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip Read more
A Chinese People’s Liberation Army cadet sits in a Main Battle Tank during a demonstration at the PLA’s Armoured Forces Engineering Academy Base, in the outskirt of Beijing.
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Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp for overweight children in Beijing, China
Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river as heavy rainfall hits the ancient town of Fenghuang county, Hunan province on Tuesday
A military honour guard prepares for US chief of naval operations Jonathan Greenert’s visit with commander-in-chief of The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Wu Shengli at a welcoming ceremony at the PLA navy headquarters outside of Beijing, China
Policemen and volunteers release eagle owls after their recovery from injury, in Cangzhou, Hebei province in China. About 36 of these injured rare birds were released back into the wild after receiving treatment for their injuries, according to local media
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The US and Chinese national flags are prepared ahead of a meeting that forms part of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Thursday.
Damaged cars are buried in rubble after a parking lot collapsed into the supporting structure of a construction site in Chengdu, in southwest China‘s Sichuan province on Wednesday