Chinese students perform a dance at the Yao Temple Square before China Gate in Linfen, north China's Shanxi province September 24, 2005. The dance was part of activities to celebrate a festival and to promote tourism in local area. The 50-metre-high gate, covering an area of 100,000 square metres, was completed after 3 years of construction and serve as a promoter of Yao culture. Yao was a legendary emperor in ancient China. Picture taken on September 24, 2005. (来源：英语学习门户网站EnglishCN.com)
Giant pandas play at Wolong natural protection area in west China's Sichuan province August 9, 2005. A pair of pandas earmarked as a mainland gift to the people of Taiwan will be selected in late August, and will bear the most popular nicknames Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan meaning reunion.
Crowds react in Trafalgar Square, central London to the International Olympic Committee's announcement from Singapore that London has won the bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, Wednesday July 6, 2005. Candidate cities competing for the Olympic bid were London, Paris, Madrid, New York and Moscow. The building seen in the background is the National Gallery.
A four-year-old Sudanese boy lies on the ground after collapsing from hunger at a feeding center run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres in the village of Paliang, roughly 160 km (99 miles) northwest of the southern town of Rumbek in this May 25, 2005 file photo. Southern Sudan is sprinkled with thousands of Paliangs, villages of mud, wild dogs and short lives. Cars are a novelty, particularly for the dogs, fond of making suicidal dashes under their wheels; electricity is unheard of, roads are goat tracks. It is a land that globalization forgot.
A Chinese opera actress performs during the 'Beijing's Night' ceremony for the Fortune Global Forum in Beijing May 17, 2005. The forum has attracted more than 800 participants, including CEOs, chairpersons and presidents of Global 500 firms and domestic enterprises, top government officials and renowned scholars to brainstorm in the Chinese capital.
A Chinese model on the runway during the Beijing University of Clothing and Technology graduation show held in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 29, 2005. Graduate students showed off their works at a show that's part of China Fashion week, which started last Friday.
Chinese models present ethnic Chinese costumes during the 'Colorful China' ethnic costumes show in Beijing March 9, 2005. More than 200 models take part in this large-scale show which presents 1,000 costumes of the 56 ethnic groups in China.
A South Korean model displays new mobile phones from Samsung Electronics, which said it had developed a new image sensor chip for mobile products. It said the new chip had the highest sensitivity and was the smallest in the industry
A woman dressed as an extraterrestrial. Hopes that intelligent life is trying to contact us briefly rose a notch last week when New Scientist reported that an intriguing radio signal was being closely examined by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project.
The Apollo 11 space flight, putting the first man on the moon, happened 35 years ago on July 20, 1969. The Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage, with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. aboard, is photographed from the Command and Service Modules in lunar orbit in this July, 1969 file photo.
Model Aya Kato displays the world's first blue roses at a media preview in Tokyo Wednesday, June 30, 2004. The blue roses, that had been thought impossible to create for years, was developed by Suntory and Australian bio venture FlorigenePty, Ltd., using biotechnology. Blue color pigment extracted from blue flowers was added to roses by recombinant DNA techniques.
Cigarette smokers die on average 10 years earlier than non-smokers but kicking the habit, even at 50 years old, can halve the risk, according to half a century of research reported on June 22, 2004. Findings from a 50-year study into the dangers of smoking showed that if people quit by the age of 30 they can avoid nearly all of the risk of dying prematurely. A smoker is shown in London on the 'World No Tobacco Day', May 31.
The Pablo Picasso painting titled 'Boy with the Pipe,' is sold at Sotheby's auction house in New York, May 5, 2004, for a record $104,168,000. Painted in 1905, the work of art is now the most expensive painting sold at auction.