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<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  

UN Raises a Flag at Half-Mast for Kim

UN Raises a Flag at Half-Mast for Kim

The United Nations flies its blue and white flag at half-mast to mourn the death of Kim Jong Il, the late leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), at the UN Headquarters in New York, the United States, Dec. 28, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Shen Hong> news@theasia.asia  

What a Coincidence to Pass Away Together

Kim Il-sung and Moon Ik-hwan died in 1994 Kim Jong-il and Park Yong-gil died in 2011       Kim Il-sung embracing Pastor Moon in 1989 Kim Jong-il and Elder Park photographed in 1995   South Korea’s notable unification activists Pastor Moon Ik-hwan and his wife Elder Park Yong-gil were greeted by Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il respectively. Pastor […]

Toyota Unveiled ‘Aqua’, the Most Efficiency Car

Toyota Unveiled ‘Aqua’, the Most Efficiency Car

The new car “AQUA” is displayed during a press conference in Tokyo, capital of Japan, Dec. 26, 2011. Japan’s auto giant Toyota Motor unveiled its new compact hybrid car “Aqua”, equipped with a 1.5-litter gasoline engine and an electric motor to drive the five-seater body in Tokyo Monday. The world’s highest efficiency vehicle, which achieved […]

The Biggest Shopping Day ‘Boxing Day’

The Biggest Shopping Day ‘Boxing Day’

Shoppers buy goods at a shop during the Boxing Day in Toronto, Canada, on Dec. 26, 2011. Boxing Day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year in Canada. <Photo: Xinhua/Zou Zheng> news@theasian.asia      

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