A display at the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai purports to compare the size of ships used by Zheng He and by Christopher Columbus.(Zheng He - the Chinese Muslim Admiral ) give a clear idea of the relative size of these two ships. Columbus's ship St. Maria was only 85 feet long whilst Zheng He's flag ship was an astonishing 400 feet.
Sep 8, 2008 Pictures of the Day - Photo Journal - WSJ Edith Hunkeler, of Switzerland, led before crashing in the final of the women’s 5,000-meter T54 classification race at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. Diane Roy, of Canada, won the race with Shelly Woods, of Great Britain, second and the United States’ Amanda McGrory third. (Mark Ralston/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images )