An eagle sculpture rests in an abandoned outdoor workshop in ...
Dec 9th, 2011
(Reuters) - An eagle sculpture rests in an abandoned outdoor workshop in the town of Dangcheng in Quyang county, 240 km (150 miles) southwest of Beijing December 7, 2011. Dangcheng applied the traditional stone-carving skills of this rocky party of Hebei province to boom as an exporter of ornate statues, busts, fountains and friezes to Europe and north America. Now this corner of northern China is struggling with the international slump and financial turmoil in formerly big markets, especially Italy and other euro zone countries. Picture taken December 7, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) -
By Oliver Holmes and Laila Bassam TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - Clashes resumed on Tuesday between Lebanese militias who back opposing sides of Syria's war and 21 fighters were arrested by the army as it pursued a six-month-long mandate to end bloodshed battering the city of Tripoli. The conflict between the majority Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tabbane... [Full Article]