In this Week in Photos, the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China comes to a close in Beijing; a virtual-reality theme park where visitors are immersed in a world teeming with aliens, UFOs, and dragons is constructed in Guiyang, Guizhou province; and Halloween celebrations take place in China’s major cities.
Ushers throw their hats in the air as they pose for photographers in Tiananmen Square before the start of the closing session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, Oct. 24, 2017. Thomas Peter/Reuters
Delegates raise their hands to vote during the closing ceremony of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Oct. 24, 2017. How Hwee Young/EPA/IC
People attend the Guangzhou International Light Festival, Guangdong province, Oct. 27, 2017. Chen Yiqi/VCG
A woman live-streams herself trying on new clothes at a studio located in a clothing trade center, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Oct. 24, 2017. She uses live streaming as a way to boost sales. Chen Zhongqiu/VCG
A man and a woman dress themselves up as an emperor and empress during a Halloween event at a shopping mall in Tianjin, Oct. 27, 2017. Aaron Barry/VCG
A man inflates a balloon during the annual Nanjing Balloon Festival, Jiangsu province, Oct. 28, 2017. Wang Xin/VCG
An aerial view of the construction site of the virtual-reality theme park East Valley of Science and Fantasy, as projected by the animation unit of the Shenzhen-listed Oriental Times Media Corporation in Guiyang, Guizhou province, Oct. 26, 2017. IC