Participants in the Wave Gothic Festival laugh together in Leipzig, eastern Germany. The festival is thought to be the world's largest festival for the so-called 'dark culture,' attracting people with outlandish make-up and costumes.
Li Chengpeng belongs to a new breed of Chinese authors who have to come to prominence in the era of the Internet. His novel brought social criticism, widely available online, to a broad print audience – uncharted waters in China's censorship regime.
People pull a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 weighing 210 tons during an attempt to break the world record at Hong Kong's Airport. The Civil Aviation Department and the aviation industry will jointly organize an aircraft pull event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of aviation development in Hong Kong.
Tibet protests the Chinese government decision to teach only Chinese in regional schools. Just two years ago, violent protests in Tibet's capital of Lhasa resulted in numerous deaths and injuries.
A local flood victim holds his wife on a flooded street in Fuzhou, China, on June 23. A flood-threatened dyke in southern China suffered a fresh breach on Wednesday, after an earlier break in its wall forced nearly 100,000 residents to flee as heavy rains swelled rivers and dams across the region.
Chinese scientists warned that deforestation in geologically sensitive areas could exacerbate China mudslides.
China expects heavy rain in the coming days. China flooding and mudslides have already killed more than 1,000 people, with tens of thousands still at risk.
China mudslides blocked roads and bridges on Sunday, leaving rescuers today to dig with shovels and their bare hands, occasionally finding survivors. Authorities expect the official death toll of 127 to rise.
Almost six months after China cut off communications in a bid to control race riots in restive Xinjiang Province, it has given residents access to two party-controlled websites. But phone calls and text messages remain restricted.