Day in pictures
Sorrawee Nattee, Thailand's most beautiful transsexual and Miss Tiffany 2009 winner, is flanked by runners up Writtorn Narapaipimol (left) and Napatsawan Cholakorn in Pattaya, Thailand, May 15. [China Daily/Agencies]
Day in pictures: May 19
Swimmer Michael Phelps (L) shakes hands with Aaron Peirsol after losing in the 100 meter backstroke during the Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center in Charlotte, North Carolina May 16, 2009.
Day in pictures: May 18
Tamil civilians flee to government controlled areas from Tamil Tiger rebels' last territory in Puthukkudiyiruppu, northern Sri Lanka, April 24, 2009. [Xinhua]
Day in pictures: May 15
Creators and their family memebers of the 3D animated movie 'Up' pose during the screening of their movie on the opening night of the 62nd International Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 13, 2009.[Xinhua]
Day in pictures: May 14
Tami Farrell (L), first runner-up to Miss California USA 2009, and Chelsea Gilligan, Miss California Teen USA 2009, attend a news conference in Beverly Hills, California May 11, 2009.
Day in pictures: May 13
Kids put their hands on a drawing with the date of the May 12 earthquake in commemoration of the victims of the earthquake last year, during an activity in a kindergarten in Xingtai, north China's hebei Province, May 11, 2009. As the first anniversary of the earthquake approaches, people all over China commemorate the disaster in different ways.[Xinhua]
Day in pictures: May 12
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama flexes her arms in response to a joke about her habit of wearing sleeveless dresses during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington May 9, 2009.[Xinhua/Reuters]
Day in pictures: May 11
U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Bosworth (Left), shakes hands with South Korean Unification Minister Hyun In-taek in Seoul on May 8, 2009. [CFP]
Day in pictures: May 9
Several Chinese passengers from the Mexico City-Shanghai flight AM098, where a Mexican man was confirmed to be infected with influenza A/H1N1, walk out of the hotel as the quarantine ends in Shanghai, east China, May 7, 2009. Chinese health authorities on Thursday started lifting a seven-day quarantine on passengers who took the same flight with the Mexican man.[
Day in pictures: May 8
Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) supporters attend a rally against the Nepalese president in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, May 6, 2009. Protestors were on the streets of the capital after resignation of Prime Minister Prachanda.
Day in pictures: May 7
'The Best Job in the World' competition finalists James Hill (L) of Australia and Ben Henry of France are pictured during a snorkelling trip near Hamilton Island, about 950km (590 miles) north of Brisbane, May 4, 2009. Hill and Henry are two of 16 finalists from 15 nations in the tourism promotion competition aimed at attracting visitors to Australia's northeast tropical state of Queensland. The winner will earn A$150,000 ($110,000) in the role of 'Island Caretaker' on the Great Barrier Reef for six months. Picture taken May 4, 2009. [Xinhua/Reuters]
Day in pictures: May 6
Day in pictures: May 5
William the miniature pig and his best friend Charles the giant rabbit are pictured together at Pennywell Farm in Devon, Britain Wednesday April 29, 2009. [CFP]
Day in pictures: May 4
Day in pictures: May 3
Photo taken on April 26, 2009, shows a tourist riding a horse at the Yumbulakang Palace, Nedong County, Shannan Prefecture of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Some tourist attractions in southeastern Tibet's Shannan Prefecture will open for free during the May Day holiday.
Day in pictures: Apr. 30
Photo taken on April 28, 2009 shows the torch named 'Ruyi' for China's 11th National Games in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province.
Day in pictures: Apr. 29
Tourists visit the Namco Lake, the highest lake of the world at 4,718 meters above sea level, in Damxung County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, April 25, 2009.
Day in pictures: Apr. 28
Seven arrested Taliban members stand in front of a wall in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, April 25, 2009.
Day in pictures: Apr. 27
These little arrivals are so lifelike and appealing that they have captured hearts around the world.
Day in pictures: Apr. 24
An artist's impression of 'Planet e' , forground left, released by the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere Tuesday April 21, 2009. Exoplanet researcher Michel Mayor announced Tuesday the discovery of the lightest exoplanet found so far. The planet, 'e', in the famous system Gliese 581, in the constellation of Libra and 20.5 light years (192 trillion km or 119 trillion miles) away, is only about twice the mass of Earth.[China Daily/Agencies]
Day in pictures: Apr. 23
Abduhl Wali-i-Musi, accused of hijacking the Maersk Alabama and taking its captain Richard Phillips hostage, is led into a federal building in New York April 20, 2009. The sole surviving Somali pirate from the hijacking is being tried in New York and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning. [tephen Chernin/GettyNorthAmerica/CFP]
Day in pictures: Apr. 22
Barbie dolls are seen inside the FAO Schwartz toy store in New York, March 9, 2009. Barbie, the iconic doll that has claimed countless hours of girls' lives in a make-believe world that mirrored real life glamour, high-fashion and fabulous careers, is turning 50.[Xinhua/Reuters]
Day in pictures: Apr. 21
Two giant pandas play at temporary resettlement area in Wolong, southwest China's Sichuan Province. China will start construction of a new breeding center for giant pandas around May to replace the former quake-leveled habitat in southwestern Sichuan Province. [Xinhua]
Day in pictures: Apr. 20
Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland practises a pit stop during the first free practice session of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit, in Shanghai, east China, on April 17, 2009. Raikkonen clocked the 11th fastest time of 1:38.223 in the first session.
Day in pictures: Apr. 18
Magic tap, which appears to float in the sky with an endless supply of water. In actuality, there is a pipe hidden in the stream of water. Location: Aqualand, Cadiz.[]
Day in pictures: Apr. 17
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