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<2011 Top News> Greek Protesters Clash with Police

<2011 Top News> Greek Protesters Clash with Police

XINHUA PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2011 FOR INTERNATIONAL NEWS  ⑰ Greek demonstrators clash with anti-riot police during a march against austerity measures in central Athens, capital of Greece, May 11, 2011. The two umbrella labor unions of private and public sector employees GSEE and ADEDY staged the second nationwide 24-hour general strike this year over […]

<2011 Top News> Ships Parade in NY for Fleet Week

<2011 Top News> Ships Parade in NY for Fleet Week

XINHUA PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2011 FOR INTERNATIONAL NEWS ⑱ A boat of FDNY sprays water near the Statue of Liberty during the “Parade of Ships” in New York, the United States, May 25, 2011. The 24th annual New York Fleet Week kicked off on the Hudson River Wednesday morning.  news@theasian.asia  

<2011 Top News> Flying Like a Spiderman

<2011 Top News> Flying Like a Spiderman

XINHUA PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2011 FOR INTERNATIONAL NEWS  ⑲ An Aeriosa Dance Society member performs at the wall of Vancouver Public Library during annual Dancing on the Edge festival in Vancouver, Canada, July 13, 2011. Aeriosa’s artistic objectives include creating dance in non-traditional environments, exploring aerial choreography and revealing dance in the vertical realm […]

<2011 Top News> Thai PM-elect, Attends Press Conference

<2011 Top News> Thai PM-elect, Attends Press Conference

XINHUA PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2011 FOR INTERNATIONAL NEWS ⑳ Yingluck Shinawatra (C), the soon-to-be first female prime minister of Thailand, attends a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, July 4, 2011. Yingluck Shinawatra, who comes from Pheu Thai Party announced on Monday her party succeeded in forming a coalition government with four other parties.  news@theasian.asia

<2011 Top News> Yoga Enthusiasts Practice for Solstice

<2011 Top News> Yoga Enthusiasts Practice for Solstice

XINHUA PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2011 FOR INTERNATIONAL NEWS ② Yoga enthusiasts practice yoga during the “Solstice in Times Square” event at Times Square in New York, the United States, June 21, 2011. Thousands of yoga enthusiasts came here to do yoga in celebration of the longest day of the year. news@theasian.asia  

Philippine Stock Market Ends with 0.81% Higher

Philippine Stock Market Ends with 0.81% Higher

 Traders blow horns to celebrate the last trading day of the year inside the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati, the Philippines, on Dec. 29, 2011. Philippine shares closed 0.81 percent higher as they ended the trading of the year. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)

Kim Yong-nam Delivers Funeral Oration

Kim Yong-nam Delivers Funeral Oration

This TV grab shows that Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), addresses a national memorial service to mourn late leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, the DPRK, Dec. 29, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua> news@theasian.asia  

Kim Jong-un Era Opens

Kim Jong-un Era Opens

This picture of TV live broadcast shows that Kim Jong Un (2nd L), vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea, attends a national memorial service to mourn late leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Dec. 29, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Yin Bogu> news@theasian.asia

Kim Jong-un Attends the National Memorial Service

Kim Jong-un Attends the National Memorial Service

This picture of TV live broadcast shows that Kim Jong Un (3nd L), vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea, attends a national memorial service to mourn late leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Dec. 29, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Yin Bogu> news@theasian.asia

Burma Warehouse Explosion, 10 People Dead

Burma Warehouse Explosion, 10 People Dead

People gather around a warehouse where an explosion happened in Yangon environs Mingalartaungnyung township, Myanmar, on Dec. 29, 2011. The local firemen said at least 10 people died and 4 of them are women, 54 people injured in this explosion happened at around 2:00 a.m. local time. <Photo: Xinhua/Jin Fei> news@theasian.asia  

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