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Monday, August 20, 2001
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The most popular branded gaming site is Candystand (www.candystand.com), an offshoot of Nabisco's Web site, which offers more than 30 video games highlighting various brands of LifeSavers candy. In June alone, more than 8,00,000 persons visited Candystand at least once, according to data from Internet research firm Jupiter Media Metrix. This image was captured from LifeSavers Candystand homepage.


A Chinese girl, supported by her father, tries on a virtual reality helmet to watch a computer simulation of a house during a science exhibition in Beijing. The Chinese government has funded over 6,900 high-tech development projects and decided to put another $1.8 billion into the field within five years, according to a recent report.


An unidentified runner wears a mobile phone costume as he proceeds along William Street after the start of the annual City to Surf fun run in Sydney. Organisers say a record entry of over 50,000 runners took part in the 14 kilometre run from the city to the golden sands of Bondi Beach.


Kamal, who uses a pseudonym, display hidden a pager and a cellular phone, which he used to communicate with his Israeli masters, in a wooden clock as he recalls in a Palestinian prison cell the long years he worked as a collaborator for Israel in Gaza Strip. He feels shame and regret for his 14 years of cooperation which helped Israel enforce its occupation of the Gaza Strip, which it seized during the 1967 Middle East war.


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