An aerial view of a public cemetery ahead of the Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The festival, which falls on April 5 this year, is a day for the Chinese to remember and honour their ancestors.
Models show creations at “BIFT-ELLASSAY” scholarship awards ceremony during China Fashion Week in Beijing
Teachers select and grade paintings done by candidates taking part in an entrance examination at The China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province
Soldiers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army carry coffins containing remains of soldiers of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) who died in the 1950-53 Korean War, at the Shenyang Taoxian International Airport, Liaoning province, China on Friday
A woman poses for a wedding picture at the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai
Tadjik women throw water on men from roof top as they take part in a festival celebration to welcome the coming Spring in Tadjik autonomous county, Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
An eight-month-old cat walks with the help of a prosthetic two-wheel device, at a veterinary hospital in Chongqing municipality. The cat fell from the ninth to the fifth floor of a building last November, local media reported.
People perform morning exercises on a polluted day in Jiaozuo, Henan province, China on Monday.
Former NBA basketball player Yao Ming (2nd L) walks past security personnel as he arrives for the closing session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) outside the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, on Monday
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People watch a fight between male small-tail han sheep in Hanhejing village in Huaxian county in central China’s Henan province
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A visitor passes inside a section of Zhu Jinshi’s ‘Boat’ Installation art at The Rotunda, Exchange Square on Monday in Hong Kong. The public exhibition brings to Hong Kong for the first time a monumental 18-metre long, 7-metre high installation composed of bamboo, cotton and over 12,000 sheets of xuan (rice) paper
Attendants prepare tea for delegates ahead of the second plenary meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday
A woman walks past trees reflected on a lake in front of a construction site of a residential compound on a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.
A military band conductor practices during rehearsal ahead the opening session of the third plenum of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on Thursday
An acrobat crosses a tightrope with his knees over the Wanda Plaza in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.
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Police officers on motorised vehicles patrol in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, during the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
Attendants carry thermos as they prepare tea for delegates ahead of the opening session of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Girls dressed in traditional costumes and holding props walk through town before a performance in Longxian county, Shaanxi province, China, in celebrations for the lunar new year
Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers train in the snow in Heihe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. China‘s military training this year will focus on “improving fighting capacity” to win “local wars”, the defence ministry said, with Beijing embroiled in several territorial disputes.
Shaolin monks pose for a photograph in Chinatown in London, England, on Monday. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu, which is believed to be the oldest institutionalised style of kung fu, and are demonstrating their skills while touring the UK