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today at 11:40. Facebook
At least five people died aboard a light #aircraft that smashed into a shopping center near the #Australian city of #Melbourne.

The private #charter veered just after take-off into the shopping centre, and it appeared to have had a catastrophic engine failure.

It is the worst civil #aviation accident in the state for 30 years, according to #Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews.
China Daily
today at 10:41. Facebook
The giant #panda Baobao is going to leave the #US and many people rushed to #Washington #zoo to say goodbye to it. #animal
China Daily
today at 08:55. Facebook
A #farm in southwest China’s #Chengdu planted 400,000 #windmills on its farmland.

According to the farm, all the windmills were folded by hand and workers spent more than a month to setup the scene.

More than 20 species of rose are expected to join the show within two weeks in early spring.

The windmills exhibition will last until end of April.
China Daily
today at 08:32. Facebook
China's most beautiful village adds straw creations

Familiar with hay-man? Take a look at these amazing "#scarecrow". These pictures show #straw-made #sculptures and figures standing in a field in Wuyuan village among the blooming #flowers. #spring [ Bit.ly Link ]
China Daily
today at 07:33. Facebook
Animals are our best friends

#OneMoment The Yekaterinburg Zoo in Russia offers an #animal #therapy program to help #children with special needs. These lovely raccoons, parrots, hedgehogs, etc. help their little friends integrate into #society. (Donat Sorokin, photos from cfp.cn )
China Daily
today at 06:37. Facebook
Canada auto show: From steam buggy to hypercar

The largest #automotive #expo in #Canada runs until Feb 26 and features more than 1,000 cars, trucks, #SUVs, concept cars and classics. Let's take a look at these unique #cars. [ Bit.ly Link ]
China Daily
today at 06:29. Facebook
The MSIG Sai Kung 50, the last leg of the MSIG HK 50 series, was held on Feb 18, 2017 in Sai Kung, Hong Kong. Over 1,000 runners battled it out along three courses, 10KM, 22KM and 50KM routes through Hong Kong's most scenic country park. China Daily was there to catch all the action.
China Daily
today at 05:32. Facebook
Camera fan showcases his treasures

Any #photography #enthusiasts? Here is one of your peers in Chengdu, Sichuan province who have collected over 300 #cameras in the past 10 years. Isn't his display of cameras impressive? #collection #treasure [ Bit.ly Link ]
China Daily
today at 04:23. Facebook
Bee keepers harvest sweetness as spring comes

Spring is coming! Flowers are blooming around the country. It's also a busy season for #bees. The pictures show Liu Tiebi, a bee keeper in Anhui province, releases the bees in a field of rape #flowers and harvest the #honey. #spring [ Bit.ly Link ]
China Daily
today at 02:21. Facebook
Spring returns to land as temperature rises

As #temperature rises in recent days, many lovely and beautiful scenes can be seen around #China. What does #spring look like in your #region? [ Bit.ly Link ]
China Daily
yesterday at 12:55. Facebook
With only a skimpy #loincloth to protect their modesty, thousands of men braved freezing temperatures to fight for lucky charms thrown by a priest at Japan's annual #Naked Man #Festival.

A mass of sweaty worshippers wrestled for elbow-room inside Saidaiji Temple in #Okayama, western #Japan, late on Saturday night in the hope of catching the sacred batons.

Around 10,000 hardy souls...
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yesterday at 10:58. Facebook
Wu Hua is Wanzi’s enormous pet #pig. In her Beijing apartment the pig has a separate room and is treated like a princess. It's a special #relationship, according to Wanzi, who takes the per out for walks, dresses it up and feeds it well, hoping it stays healthy and alive for a many years to come.

This is episode four of #UrbanTales’s latest season from #Beijing.
China Daily
yesterday at 09:05. Facebook
Villagers in eastern #China have a unique way of washing away the taint of evil spirits, by bathing in a shower of scorching #sparks.

The ritual takes place in the city of #Putian in #Fujian province.

With eyes closed, they lean their faces into fireworks that spit out white sparks, which has given the ceremony its local name, "eating flowers”.

Some of them twist and turn to expose more of...
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yesterday at 08:32. Facebook
Corner Tower at its best as winter turns to spring

The northwest Corner Tower is one of the #landmarks of the #ForbiddenCity and #Beijing in general. Let’s take a look at how the changing seasons paint the Corner Tower in different #lights. #PalaceMuseum [ Bit.ly Link ]
China Daily
yesterday at 07:33. Facebook
The world in photos: Feb 13-19

From natural #disasters and anti-Trump protests to #festivals and dog shows, here are some of the most striking #images captured around the #world last #week. [ Bit.ly Link ]
China Daily
yesterday at 06:31. Facebook
Let's meet 32-year-old Qin Yuefei, the first #IvyLeague #village #official in #China. Graduating from #Yale University in 2011, with major in political science and economics, Qin has been making less than 2,000 yuan ($291) a month as a village chief in a remote Chinese rural township for the past six years. [ Bit.ly Link ]
China Daily
yesterday at 06:02. Facebook
Historic bridge in Jiangxi province re-opens to public

Qianyan Bridge, which dates back to the #MingDynasty (1368-1644), is the #longest #stone #bridge across a lake in China. Do you know why it's called Qianyan? Because it has nearly 1,000 openings. Qianyan literally means one thousand holes in Chinese. #historic [ Bit.ly Link ]
China Daily
yesterday at 05:04. Facebook
Scenery of red earth terraces in SW China's Kunming

Check out these photos showing #redearth #terraces in Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan province. Wondering how the land gets this #unique color? It comes from its rich deposit of iron and aluminum. #landscape #scenery [ Bit.ly Link ]
China Daily
yesterday at 03:41. Facebook
Ladies present qipao in Zhejiang province

Do you know what #qipao, or #traditional, #Chinese #dresses look like? A woman wearing this kind of dress is very elegant and beautiful in China. Ladies in these photos participate in a show on Potan Ancient Street in Xianju county. #cheongsam [ Bit.ly Link ]
China Daily
yesterday at 01:43. Facebook
Hukou Waterfall roars as frozen river melts

A beautiful #rainbow is formed over Hukou #Waterfall on the #YellowRiver in Shanxi province, amazing #visitors. Isn't it breathtaking? Does it remind you of any similar views? #travel [ Bit.ly Link ]