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Aviation boatswain’s mate 2nd class Tyler Stives from Spring, Texas, inspects a catapult after a launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during annual exercise 2013. The carrier took part in a naval drill with Japan in waters off southern Japan, just days after it took part in relief operations in the Philippines. The US Navy would not confirm the coordinates but said the drill took place about 300 km southeast of the Okinawa islands. This is in the general vicinity, though not within, the airspace defence zone that China established last week.
He Zili at his home in Zhejiang province, China. Zili, 11, injured his head when he was a year old and suffers from mental disorders. His family say they have to restrain him as he has attacked people in the past.
Chinese paramilitary policemen cry as they see off veterans during a farewell ceremony in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.
A woman covers her mouth against the smoke in a street damaged by an explosion at a Sinopec oil pipeline in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. The explosion killed 35 people and caused a blaze that took several hours to bring under control, halting operations at a major oil port.
Jobseekers line up at a job fair at Tianjin university, China. According to local media, more than 6,000 people rushed to the job fair on Friday for openings from 300 companies, against the backdrop that a decrease is expected in available positions for fresh graduates in the China job market in 2014
A member of the People’s Liberation Army is seen behind a curtain before a welcoming ceremony for Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte who is meeting his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
Female workers transport construction materials as they walk past an advertisement for a luxury brand at a shopping district in Beijing.
Camels are led across the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
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A cyclist rides on an empty road in Guangzhou, China.
A contestant puts on make-up on a model during a stage make-up competition in Jinan, Shandong province. According to local media, each contestant was assigned one male model and the dressers’ expertise were judged by to what the extent they could feminise the models’ appearance.