14 JANUARY 2016
Monkey portraits by Chinese ink painting masters
This year marks the Year of the Monkey according to the Chinese calendar. How do Chinese ink painting masters portray the creature that is the closest relative to human beings? Playful, clever or mischievous? To see, open the link
14 OCTOBER 2015
Chinese ‘Rapunzel’ with 8 foot-long tresses aims to break the Guinness World Record
10 OCTOBER 2014
Barber of the year in India
4 OCTOBER 2014
So polite students demonstators in Hong Kong
20 AUGUST 2014
The Japanese farmer who loves his pigs
One of the pictures
22 JULY 2014
Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), receives the endorsement of His Majesty the King for his temporary constitution
27 MARCH 2014
Philippines signs long-awaited peace deal with Muslim rebels
20 FEBRUARY 2014
Tearful Korean reunions begin; first since 2010
Their backs stooped, dozens of elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades reunited Thursday, weeping and embracing in a rush of words and emotion. The reunions come during a rare period of detente between the rival Koreas and are all the more poignant because the participants will part again in a few days, likely forever.
12 FEBRUARY 2014
2,500 couples tied the knot in a Unification Church mass wedding on Wednesday in South Korea
29 NOVEMBER 2013
In Thailand, even the monkeys demonstrate
19 OCTOBER 2013
A Hindu devotee performs the Melukat ritual at the Sebatu holy waterfall in Denpasar (Bali)
18 OCTOBER 2013
‘Zombie Car’ abandoned in China street, overgrown with ivy
Residents on a street in China finally said good riddance Friday to a car, almost completely engulfed by foliage, which has become a social media sensation since it was abandoned a year ago.
8 SEPTEMBER 2013
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, second right, celebrates with members of the Tokyo delegation as International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge announces that the city has won the race to host the 2020 Olympic Games
20 AUGUST 2013
Floods in the Philippines – in pictures
Flooding caused by some of the heaviest rains on record in the Philippines submerged more than half its capital, Manila, turning roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters
18 AUGUST 2013
With the announcement that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has been seen visiting the construction site of a multi-million pound ski resort project, we take a look at some of the bizarre and strange photos released by the state-run KCNA news agency. There are one or two which we’ve had some photoshop fun with.
10 AUGUST 2013
Rare brown-and-white panda unveiled
Giant pandas are indeed rare animals, but the panda in these photos is the rarest of the rare. Instead of being black and white, he is brown and white.
1 AUGUST 2013
A soldier from the People’s Liberation Army jumps through a ring of fire as part of training during the PLA Army Day in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, August 1, 2013.
14 JUNE 2013
China’s army of internet censors have picked an unusual target in their battle to wipe dissent from the country’s computer screens: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger.
9 JUNE 2013
Fishing with Dad in Manila
30 MAY 2013
Obama fake Chinese ID
11 MAY 2013
Does Beijing’s new People’s Daily building remind you of anything?
10 MAY 2013
Gadgets to Help Tired Commuters Take Quick Naps en Route
7 MAY 2013
Dwarf Empire in Kunming, China
22 APRIL 2013
Bill Gates has been accused of disrespecting Park Geun-hye, the South Korean president, after being pictured shaking hands with her, with one hand in his pocket.
20 APRIL 2013
A man sits in front of his house that was destroyed in the today earthquake in Sichuan
16 APRIL 2013
North Korean amphibious assault group departs harbor to attack Hawaii & California (just a joke)
11 APRIL 2013
Female North Korean soldiers wear matching high heels and pillbox hats to patrol the banks of the Yalu river, near the town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong
15 MARCH 2013
Chinese netizens outrageous at Guanzhou police who beat a mom in front her 2-years-old kid (several pictures)
9 MARCH 2013
Tibetan mastiff puppies are displayed for sale at a mastiff show in Baoding, Hebei province, south of Beijing. Fetching prices around 750,000 USD, mastiffs have become a prized status-symbol amongst China’s wealthy.
26 FEBRUARY 2013
A sign posted on the window of a restaurant at the historic tourist city of Houhai in Beijing says: ‘This shop does not receive The Japanese, The Philippines, The Vietnamese and dog.
25 FEBRUARY 2013
Park Geun-Hye, first female president of South Korea, takes office
22 FEBRUARY 2013
A U.S. Marine drinks the blood of a cobra during a jungle survival exercise with the Thai Navy as part of the “Cobra Gold 2013” 11-day joint military exercise
20 FEBRUARY 2013
China’s overloaded delivery vehicles: trucks, scooters, bikes and motor tricycles
17 FEBRUARY 2013
South Korea’s Unification Church has held a mass wedding, with 3,500 couples from 70 countries tying the knot.
11 FEBRUARY 2013
Philippine President Benigno Aquino (R) talking with Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief Murad Ebrahim during an historic visit to the rebels stronghold in Sultan Kudarat, on Mindanao
4 FEBRUARY 2013
1 FEBRUARY 2013
Migrant workers dressed up as Angry Birds, Garfield, Donald Duck characters and the Chinese God of Wealth, during a sit-in protest to demand their salaries outside the China National Radio headquarters in Beijing
25 JANUARY 2013
Natsuo Yamaguchi, left, leader of the New Komeito party from Japan delivers a personal letter from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Chinese Communist party Secretary General Xi Jinping
19 JANUARY 2013
Flood in Jakarta
15 JANUARY 2013
The artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has spoken out about the grave situation of pollution in Beijing, where he lives, in a portrait of him wearing a gas mask which he posted on Twitter
11 JANUARY 2013
Photomontage on the Chinese net supporting the Nanfang Zhoumo rebel journalists
5 JANUARY 2013
« Year of snake » stamp is released today
4 JANUARY 2013
In The Philippines, a passenger vessel ran aground after being hammered by strong winds and waves spawned by a tropical depression, but all 228 passengers were rescued unharmed
31 DECEMBER 2012
Japanese Tank in Singapore
30 DECEMBER 2012
Workers shape a snow sculpture prior to the annual Vasaloppet China Ski Festival at Jingyuetan Park in Changchun. The festival will kick off on January 2, 2013
29 DECEMBER 2012
Indian protesters hold candles during a vigil in New Delhi on Saturday, December 29, after the death of a gang-rape victim. Authorities erected security barriers throughout New Delhi’s key government district after two days of street battles following a woman’s gang rape on a bus on December 16. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appealed for calm and pledged safety for women and children.
22 DECEMBER 2012
« Even if I walk naked on the street, you don’t have the right to rape me, » and « My voice is louder than my skirt, » – these were among the eye-catching slogans on posters, banners and placards held up by protesters Saturday at Raisina Hill (India), demanding justice for the 23-year-old woman who was brutally gang-raped
19 DECEMBER 2012
Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea’s first female president
6 DECEMBER 2012
Bangkok’s Royal Plaza becomes a sea of yellow as Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej gives a birthday speech from the balcony of the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall overlooking the plaza. Bhumibol celebrated his 85th birthday yesterday 5 December. Photo courtesy of the Royal Household Bureau/
17 NOVEMBER 2012
Hangzhou Pets Culture Festival : Pink evening dress for a poodle
12 NOVEMBER 2012
A Tibetan activist shouts pro-Tibetan slogans as he waves the Tibetan flag while being arrested by Indian police moments after he and some other dozen activists tried to rush the gate of the Chinese embassy in New Delhi..
10 NOVEMBER 2012
Hong Kong gay pride
6 NOVEMBER 2012
Ships of China Marine Surveillance and Japan Coast Guard steam side by side near disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea. Chinese patrol boats have harried the Japanese Coast Guard many times a week for more than a month in an unusually relentless response to their latest maritime spat
27 OCTOBER 2012
A Muslim man offers prayers during Eid al-Adha at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi in India
22 OCTOBER 2012
Washing feet is a traditional way of displaying filial piety as students from the Korean ethnic group showed in Tumen, Jilin province, on Monday 22, the eve of the Chongyang Festival. The event celebrates the elderly and offers an opportunity to pay them respect
20 OCTOBER 2012
Hong Kong Customs announced Saturday that it had found 1,209 elephant tusks smuggled in two shipping containers from Kenya and Tanzania. Seven people were arrested in what customs said was the biggest such bust in Hong Kong history.
9 OCTOBER 2012
Shot down because demanding the right for girls to go to school
Leaders from around the world have condemned the shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, an education and rights activist in the northwestern Pakistani region of Swat. Yousafzai was shot by Taliban gunmen on Tuesday in her hometown of Mingora while on her way home from school.
4 OCTOBER 2012
Giant ‘Comfort Women’ poster erected in Time Square
25 SEPTEMBER 2012
Japanese Coast Guard ships sprayed water at Taiwanese fishing boats near the disputed islands on Tuesday
21 SEPTEMBER 2012
This photo of beggars being confined in a cage during a local fair in China provoked outrage when it was posted on Weibo, China’s most popular version of Twitter.
12 SEPTEMBER 2012
28 AUGUST 2012
An exile Tibetan places candles on a sculpture known as Tibetan martyr’s wall, during a candlelit vigil earlier this month in Dharmsala, India, in solidarity with Tibetans.
22 AUGUST 2012
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16 AUGUST 2012
A Chinese inventor, Yang spent two years and 1.5 million RMB (235,585 USD) to build this four-metre diameter vessel Noah’s Ark of China, which has been tested capable of housing a three-person family and sufficient food for them to live in 10 months. The vessel was designed to protect people inside from external heat, water and external impact
15 AUGUST 2012
Pro-China activists carrying Chinese and Taiwanese national flags walk on the disputed island known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China after arriving on their boat, west of Japan’s sourthern island of Okinawa
14 AUGUST 2012
Rescuers and relatives stop a woman from committing suicide by jumping off a building in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province August 14, 2012.
13 August 2012
Children as young as four undergo gymnastics and swimming training in China
11 AUGUST 2012
Two women tied the knot in Taiwan’s first same-sex Buddhist wedding, a move rights groups hope will help make the island become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage.
10 AUGUST 2012
President Lee Myung-Bak of South Korea paid an unprecedented visit to remote islands Dokdo disputed with Japan who calls them Takeshima, sparking anger in Tokyo which recalled its ambassador from Seoul in protest.
4 AUGUST 2012
« 3 D Painting » exhibition in Hefei (Cgina)
31 JULY 2012
25 JULY 2012
North Korea has said its new leader is married to Ri Sol-ju, announcing the union for the first time in routine state TV report. The bulletin, which aired on Wednesday evening, ended weeks of speculation about a woman who accompanied Kim Jung-un to recent public events.
24 JULY 2012
Devastating floods in Beijing
8 JULY 2012
Protesters chant anti-China slogans while standing at a war martyrs monument during an anti-China protest in Hanoi claiming that Paracel islands belong to Vietnam.
7 JULY 2012
Stylish « terra-cotta warriors » in Xi’an
1 JULY 2012
Guinness: Philippine crocodile is largest in captivity
22 JUNE 2012
A North Korean flag has been used for target practice by South Korean and American troops in the largest live-fire exercise to be conducted since the Korean War.
16 JUNE 2012
More than twenty years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally delivered her Nobel speech in Norway’s capital Oslo on Saturday.
16 JUNE 2012
11 JUNE 2012
Gallery: Myanmar riots
5 JUNE 2012
Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a welcoming ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, June 5, 2012.
4 JUNE 2012
A record 180,000 people attend a Hong Kong vigil to commemorate 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown
27 MAY 2012
In your mind, what is the monk looking ?
25 MAY 2012
Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Ayutthaya province north of Bangkok during the King’s first ever visit outside Bangkok in more than two years
24 MAY 2012
An elephant, painted white, takes part with soldiers in a rehearsal of a show to be staged before Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Thailand during their visit to Ayutthaya’s Thung Makham Yong tomorrow
21 MAY 2012
Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lanka’s former army chief, has been released from prison after President Mahinda Rajapaksa granted him a pardon to coincide with the third anniversary of the government’s victory over Tamil separatists.
14 MAY 2012
Ghulam Azam, 89, the former head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party who was indicted on Sunday, is accused of creating and leading pro-Pakistan militias which carried out many killings and rapes during the nine-month-long war
13 MAY 2012
South Korea’s President Lee Myung-bak (L), China’s Premier Wen Jiabao (C) and Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda shake hands ahead of the fifth trilateral summit among the three nations at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
11 MAY 2012
Filipinos protest at China embassy over ‘bullying’
2 MAY 2012
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is sworn in to Burma’s parliament for the first time, cementing a risky detente between her party and the country’s military rulers.
1 MAY 2012
THAIS MARK LABOUR DAY
Thai workers (L) parade next to elephants as they rally to mark the international workers day in Bangkok on May 1, 2012. Activists around the world mark international workers day with marches demanding better working conditions, more jobs and higher wages. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / AFP
28 APRIL 2012
In Kuala Lumpur, thousands of protesters marched on a central square in the city calling for changes to the electoral system.
20 APRIL 2012
Rare Golden Snapper Fetches $38,000
Only four golden snappers are caught in the Bay of Bengal every year. This year, one caught in Chittagong became an overnight sensation.
17 APRIL 2012
A photographer from the French news agency AFP has won a Pulitzer award for his photo of an Afghan girl screaming after a suicide bomb attack in Kabul.
15 APRIL 2012
Military parade in Pyongyang on the occasion of the centenary of Kim Il-sung
8 APRIL 2012
Zardari meets Singh in New Delhi during the first such visit by a Pakistani head of state in seven years
7 APRIL 2012
Burmese President Thein Sein meets with members of a peace delegation from the rebel Karen National Union.The meeting, was the first time the president had talked with rebel leaders since he issued a call for dialogue last August
6 APRIL 2012
Statues of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi and Britain’s Robert Baden-Powell have been vandalised in Sri Lanka amid an anti-Indian and anti-Western campaign on the island, police said Friday 6
5 APRIL 2012
4 APRIL 2012
Families gather during the annual Qingming festival ot Tomb Sxeeping day in China
1 APRIL 2012
The election of Aung San Suu Kyi to Myanmar’s parliament caps a remarkable turn around for the pro-democracy campaigner, who was kept under house arrest for a total of 15 years by the country’s military junta.
26 MARCH 2012
25 MARCH 2012
President Obama looked through binoculars toward North Korea from Observation Post Ouellette while touring the demilitarized zone on the border between North and South Korea on Sunday.
22 MARCH 2012
Huang Sufang reacts as she sees a part of her house being taken down by demolition workers at Yangji village in central Guangzhou city, Guangdong province, China on March 21, 2012.
21 MARCH 2012
A girl watches as water trickles down into a bucket from a pipe connected to a stream, in Guwahati, Assam, on the eve of World Water Day.
A poster denouncing former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his successor Kim Jong-un has fuelled an increase in Pyongyang’s anti-South Korea rhetoric. The exclusive photograph taken by The Korea Herald is of a poster at an Army unit in Incheon carrying slogans that roughly translate to « Defeat Kim Jong-il and Kill Kim Jong-un »
28 FEBRUARY 2012
Authorities in Pakistan end Tuesday to bulldoze the compound where former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden hid for several years before being killed last May in a covert helicopter operation by US Navy Seals
26 FEBRUARY 2012
WORLD’S SHORTEST MAN: Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepali, receives a certificate from the Guinness World Records after being declared the world’s shortest man at 54.6 centimetres (21.5 inches) tall in Kathmandu on February 26. He is shorter than Filipino Junrey Balawing, the previous title holder. Chandra says he has no desire to get married or have a family of his own, but would like to meet the prime minister of Nepal soon. AFP
Young Filipino students have fun ducking under their desks like they are playing a game during an earthquake drill on Friday, February 10. Philippine Daily Inquirer
A Thai man married his dead girlfriend in a funeral-wedding ceremony after she passed away after a traffic accident
29 JANUARY 2012
An elderly Tibetan refugee holds a Tibetan flag before participating in a candlelight vigil to protest against violence by Chinese police against demonstrators in Tibet, at Dharmsala, India
28 JANUARY 2012
It’s now official: Puerto Princesa river is one of New7Wonders of Nature
23 JANUARY 2012
Scuba divers perform a dragon dance underwater at the Shanghai aquarium for the Chinese New Year of the Dragon
Bhutan Queen mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (right) congratulates Singapore-based Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka, for winning the DSC Prize for South Asia Literature 2012, at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Rajasthan on Saturday. Karunatilka won $50,000 for his book Chinaman, a novel that explores cricket as a metaphor to uncover a lost life and a lost history. Photo: AP
11 JANUARY 2012
Retired NBA basketball star Yao Ming holds a panda during a ceremony for the release of six pandas in the Panda Valley natural reserve in Dujiangyan, in southwestern China’s Sichuan province on Wednesday 11
8 JANUARY 2012
STAMP OF DISPUTE
Source :China Daily Published on 05-01-2012
Description : A post office worker in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China, shows a set of stamps to mark the Year of the Dragon. The stamp, on sale from January 5 has ignited heated debate over its appearance, which some said looks too ferocious. Photo by Zhu Guigen/
6 JANUARY 2012
A chef holds the head of a bluefin tuna after cutting its meat at a sushi restaurant in Tokyo on Jan. 5, 2012. The 269-kilogram (593 lbs) tuna caught off the coast of northern Japan, was sold at a record of 56.49 million yen ($736,234) in the country’s first fish auction of the year.
5 JANUARY 2012
Members of Pakistan’s Frontier Constabulary prepared for funeral prayers for 15 of their comrades during a ceremony in Peshawar on Thursday. The soldiers were kidnapped and executed by Taliban insurgents
28 DECEMBER 2011
Tokyo photographer Natsumi Hayashi [Jp] is becoming an internet buzz lately with her levitating self portraits in which she appeared to be floating in the air
24 DECEMBER 2011
Exausted, this Philippino small boy continues to clean his house
20 DECEMBER 2011
North Korea TV shows the body of Kim Jong-il
19 DECEMBER 2011
Jianhe River in Luoyang, Henan province, was the source of shock when it ran blood red on December 13. The following day, the Luoyang Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau identified the source of the problem, discovering that two illegal factories had been dumping pollutants into the water
17 DECEMBER 2011
What is that? : an Indian sniper !
Korea ‘comfort women’ put up statue at landmark rally
South Korean women kept as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II have held their 1,000th rally outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul
Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, 84, who was king previously in the 1970s, becomes the first person to hold the
position twice and was crowned in a ceremony steeped in centuries-old Malay royal traditions
8 DECEMBER 2011
Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons attacked and destroyed at least 22 oil tankers parked in Pakistan, carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan, a senior Pakistani police official told CNN.
6 DECEMBER 2011
South Korea’s Honour guards welcome the return of 1,200 volumes of royal documents looted by the Japanese during the 1910-1945 colonial rule, at Incheon International Airport on Tuesday, December 6.
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