Archduke Joseph Diamond
The rare, colourless stone weighing 76.02 carats, and roughly the size of a large strawberry, once belonged to Archduke Joseph August of Austria (1872-1962), a prince of the Hungarian line of the Habsburgs. It was sold at auction in Geneva for a record 20.36 million Swiss francs ($21.48 million) on Nov. 13, 2012.
In 1990, Wen gave up his own business and began to lead villagers to set up their own companies. In a few years, Longquan village has developed barren hills of 3600 acres, converted 670-acre cultivated land into forests, and grew 430,000 chestnut trees. Meanwhile, he devotes to developing a three-dimensional and ecological agriculture to benefit the whole village and improve people’s living conditions.
July 16, an 11-year-old girl, Chen Shuzhen, from rural areas in Suizhou, Hubei province came to Zhuhai. This leukemic girl, once abandoned by her mother, decided to spend her last days in Zhuhai and donate her cornea and other organs to people who need them.
Long was so crazy about hanfu that she, who never learned sewing before, started to make an outfit only four days after she watched the video."I searched for information about how to make hanfu and felt after my reading that it was not that difficult, so I just set to work on it," she recalls.
Residents have supper in the villa areas of Wulitai new village in Yinchuan, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 10, 2014. There are over 30 villas in Wulitai new village with one third uncompleted due to the default of construction payments. Those villas are now rent out to migrant workers. A 200-square-meter villa was seperated into several rooms, and the rent of each one is about 300 yuan (about 48.18 U.S.dollars). For migrant workers who have no access to cheap bungalows or can't afford apartments, such room is a good residence for them despite of poor conditions around villa areas. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)
Upon graduation, many undergraduates have found their satisfying jobs. But Hai Lulu graduating from Luoyang Normal University is still hunting an ordinary job. Suffering from dwarfism, she is no taller than 1.2 meters. As a tenacious and hard-studying student, she is awarded with many honorary titles and has been a role model of other students. Rejected a lot, the optimistic girl believes that a job awaits her as long as she is persistent and industrious.
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