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  • In Pictures China's growing garbage

    Smoke rises from a garbage mountain as garbage collectors work on a dump site in Guiyang, in southwest China's Guizhou province, in 2008. As more Chinese ride the nation's economic boom, a torrent of garbage is one result. Cities are bursting at the seams, and local officials struggle to cope.

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  • London 2012 table tennis: With Olympic gold, China's Zhang earns table tennis grand slam

    London 2012 table tennis: China has dominated play, winning the gold and silver medals in both men's singles Thursday, and women's singles Wednesday.

  • In Pictures China's growing garbage

    Smoke rises from a garbage mountain as garbage collectors work on a dump site in Guiyang, in southwest China's Guizhou province, in 2008. As more Chinese ride the nation's economic boom, a torrent of garbage is one result. Cities are bursting at the seams, and local officials struggle to cope.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 01/27

    Gober, an elderly female Sumatran orangutan who is blind in both eyes due to cataracts, lies down with her twin babies at a rehabilitation center in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The twins were born on Jan. 21, from two blind parents.

  • Kim Jong-il gets aid offer from South Korea after coming up empty on China trip

    Terrorism & Security Kim Jong-il gets aid offer from South Korea after coming up empty on China trip

    South Korea pledged $8.4 million in humanitarian aid Tuesday. Kim Jong-il apparently procured little aid from China on his recent visit.

  • Kim Jong-il trip spurs succession speculation

    Kim Jong-il trip spurs succession speculation

    Kim Jong-il reportedly met top Chinese leaders on Friday in an apparent bid for Beijing's diplomatic and financial support for a succession plan involving his third and youngest son, who is said to be traveling with him.

  • In Pictures Solar power: Harnessing the sun's energy

    Johannes Dahl, of German company Thermovolt, fixes a solar panel on the roof of the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, on Sept. 29, 2008. A total of 2,400 panels were installed in order to provide 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy which will be used to illuminate, heat, and cool the building where the pontiff holds his general audiences in the winter and in bad weather. Concerts in honor of the pontiff are also staged in the 6,300-seat hall. In the background St. Peter's Basilica can be seen.

  • In Pictures Flash mobs

    People fill South Street during a flash mob incident that involved thousands and closed the street to traffic from Front Street to Broad in Philadelphia in 2010. Thanks to websites like Twitter and Facebook, more and more so-called flash mobs are materializing across the globe, leaving police scrambling to keep tabs on the spontaneous assemblies.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/08

    Men ride a motorcycle and sidecar along a road near Reinosa, northern Spain on Friday. Spain's weather authorities have put out alerts of cold temperatures and snowstorms for several regions in the country.

  • In Pictures Harnessing the sun's energy

    Johannes Dahl, of German company Thermovolt, fixes a solar panel on the roof of the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, on Sept. 29, 2008. A total of 2,400 panels were installed in order to provide 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy which will be used to illuminate, heat, and cool the building where the pontiff holds his general audiences in the winter and in bad weather. Concerts in honor of the pontiff are also staged in the 6,300-seat hall. In the background St. Peter's Basilica can be seen.