A member of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) honour guard stands with red flags during a welcoming ceremony for Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
Russian’s Nadezda Makroguzova serves against Brazil’s Eduarda Santos Lisboa and Ana Patricia Silva Ramos during their women’s semifinal beach volleyball match at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China.
A Chinese girl wears a face-kini as she floats in the water on the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China. The locally designed mask is worn by many local women to protect them from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Read more
Pedestrians use umbrellas as they walk in the district of Central in Hong Kong. Hong Kong was handed back to China by Britain on July 1, 1997 under a “one country, two systems” agreement, which allows residents civil liberties not seen on the mainland, including free speech and the right to protest. But public discontent is at its highest for years notably over Beijing’s insistence that it vet candidates before the vote for the city’s next leader in 2017. Read more
People walk along a wooden bridge submerged by floodwater at Guilin, in south China’s Guangxi province, on Tuesday. Alerts for heavy storms were issued for several areas in the region as strong rainfall swept the north of the province, state media reported.
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A woman wearing a face mask exercises with others at a park in Beijing, China. Just over half of people between the ages of 20 and 39 do not exercise regularly, making them the country’s “least active” adults.
Visitors flee as waves caused by a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China
Students of Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School are suspended in mid-air as they rehearse for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China
A rescue worker holds a rescue dog on a leash whilst standing on collapsed buildings after an earthquake in Longtoushan town, Ludian county, Yunnan province, China
A woman and child watch a helicopter coming in to land near rows of tents housing earthquake survivors at Longtoushan, in China’s southwest Yunnan province on Wednesday