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
Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Britain competes in the women’s long jump qualifying round during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing, China, 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
A Malaysian woman walks past an advertisement outside a jewellery store at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. Prices of crude oil and most other commodities rebounded in Asia on Tuesday but stayed under pressure following a global sell-off sparked by the faltering economy in China, the world’s top user of industrial metals and energy. Gold prices remained steady, boosted by prospects of increased demand due to its status as a safe haven in times of turmoil.
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.
Rescue workers stand in front of a damaged building near the site of last week’s explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, on Monday
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.
Former Chinese “comfort woman” Hao Yuelian sits on her bed under pictures of babies at her house in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China. Hao was abducted by Japanese soldiers at 17 and was forced to serve as a “comfort woman” for over 20 days during World War Two. Comfort women is the Japanese euphemism for women who were forced into prostitution and sexually abused at Japanese military brothels before and during World War Two. Her adopted daughter explained that the biggest scar of her life was her lost fertility, something her family considers is related to what happened to Hao during World War Two.
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A visitor holds an umbrella before a lavender field in a park in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning province
People use umbrellas as they walk in strong wind and heavy rain near West Lake as Typhoon “Soudelor” approaches in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon “Soudelor” will land on southeastern China‘s coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments.
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.