Giant panda Jia Jia eats beside a birthday cake made from ice and vegetables as she celebrates her 37-year-old birthday at the Hong Kong Ocean Park, China today. Jia Jia is the oldest giant panda living in captivity, setting a Guinness World Record.
Ethnic Yao minority women brush their long hair near a creek, in Huangluo village of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. The village, known for the long hair of its female residents, attracts about 80,000 tourists a year. More than 80 women in the village have hair longer than 1.4 metres, with the longest reaching 2.2 metres, according to local media.
Sales staff exhaling vapour while demonstrating an electronic cigarette product at the Beijing International Vapor Distribution Alliance Expo, or the Vape China Expo, at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing
A nurse (R) leads cataract patients as they walk past a train which serves as a mobile hospital, in Ledu county, Qinghai province, China. The train, donated by people from Hong Kong and Macau, came to the county three months ago and has provided free medical treatment to over 900 local cataract patients, local media reported.
Players battle for the ball during their match at the swamp soccer China tournament in Beijing, China
Robots compete in a football match during the RoboCup 2015 in Hefei in eastern China’s Anhui province on Wednesday
Miao nationality people wearing traditional clothes perform during the 2015 Guizhou Jianhe Yang’asha Culture Festival on Tuesday in Guiyang, China. The three-day festival is held every year to commemorate Yang’asha, a beautiful lady born in a well in the legend of Miao ethnic group.
Flames rise from a petrochemical plant in Rizhao, China. A fire, caused by a liquefied hydrocarbon leak, broke out on Thursday at the plant and took 24 hours to put out. No casualties have been reported, according to firefighters
A man floats in the waters filled with algae at a beach in Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province. The algal phenomenon, an annual occurrence in Qingdao, is usually caused by an abundance of nutrients in the water, especially phosphorus
A therapist applies traditional moxibustion treatment on a patient in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, on Monday. Many Chinese believe that applying herbs on acupuncture points during summer can prevent diseases and ailments in the winter.
A cook uses his smartphone during a break outside a restaurant in Beijing on Friday
Tibetan monks take part in a function organized to mark the 80th birthday celebrations of the Dalai Lama in Kathmandu on Monday. Nepal ceased issuing refugee papers to Tibetans in 1989 and recognizes Tibet to be a part of China
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Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday
A member of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) jumps through a fire ring while holding a gun during an demonstration at an open day at the Ngong Suen Chau Barracks in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday.
Paramilitary policemen react as they take part in a combat skills training session at a military base in Chaohu, Anhui province, China on Thursday
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Police escort a suspect during a crime reconstruction in the east-coast district of Sai Kung in Hong Kong, a day after suspected explosives were seized at an abandoned television studio ahead of a vote on a contentious political reform package.
A garbage collector rests in front of a clothing store with an advertisement on the glass window in Hefei, Anhui province, China
An aerial view shows rescue workers standing on the sunken cruise ship Eastern Star in Jianli, Hubei province, China, on Thursday. China has pledged that there would be “no cover-up” of an investigation into the sinking of a cruise ship on the Yangtze River, which has left 65 people dead and over 370 missing.
Herdsmen ride as they migrate to the summer pasturing areas in a mountainous region in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
A woman is helped after being pulled out by divers from a sunken ship in Jianli, Hubei province. Divers pulled the 85-year-old woman from the hull of the passenger ship carrying 458 people that capsized on China’s Yangtze River on Tuesday.