Saturday 2 August 2014

Heroism amid panic

A Palestinian girl carries a child across rubble from a building that police said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike, in the Burij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on August 1.  Israeli shelling near the southern Gaza town of Rafah killed at least 40 people on Friday, the local h


‘There’s a metro in my house’

A train of subway line 2 runs through a residential building in Chongqing Municipality, on July 31. Subway lines are built in a zigzag manner to fit in with the hilly terrain of the city. Reuters/China Daily  


China's home-grown airliner

People inspect the interior of a nose of China's home-grown airliner C919 in Chengdu, Sichuan province on July 31. As the second major C919 part to be completed, the nose came off the assembly line at a factory in the southwestern province of Sichuan in July, according to the plane's bu


Loving buildings

A car drives past buildings with decorations saying "I love you" ahead of the upcoming Qixi Festival which falls on August 2, in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on July 31. Qixi, also known as the Double Seventh Festival and the Chinese version of Valentine's Day, falls


Unspeakable grief

Relatives of the victims cry after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan on August 1. The explosion caused by a gas leak in Taiwan's second city killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, a government agency said. Reuters/Edward  


Mosul mission 'martyr'

The son of Ibrahim Al-Haj, a Hezbollah commander who died during a mission in Iraq, wears a military outfit as he lies on his father's coffin during his funeral procession in Mashghara village in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, on July 30. The Hezbollah commander's death in Iraq indicates th


Strong grapple

Yogeshwar Dutt of India (L) grapples with Chamara Perera of Sri Lanka during their men's freestyle 65kg wrestling semi-final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 31. Reuters/Andrew Winning


Ooredoo in Myanmar

People gather in a shop to buy SIM cards from Ooredoo at a phone shop in Yangon, Mynamar, on July 31. Qatar-based Ooredoo began selling SIM cards in Myanmar this week. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun


Opera dispute

The Metropolitan Opera House is pictured at Lincoln Center in New York on July 30. The Opera is in the midst of an ongoing labour dispute that may result in a lockout or a strike in coming days, according to local media. Reuters/Carlo Allegri


Funeral rites

A Buddhist monk takes part in the funeral of Shamar Rinpoche in a monastery in Kathmandu on July 31. Nepal has allowed a monk prominent in Tibetan Buddhism to be cremated in a monastery in Kathmandu, a minister said on Tuesday, disregarding fears of possible anti-China protests by his followers

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