In this Week in Photos, revelers in Shanghai ring in the new year at the Bund; heavy snow hits central and southeastern china; and a participant prepares to swim in freezing waters during the 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Heilongjiang.
Revelers spend a chilly New Year’s Eve at the Bund in Shanghai, Jan.1, 2018. Wu Huiyuan/Sixth Tone
A participant prepares to jump into the freezing waters of the Songhua River during a winter swimming competition at the 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Jan. 6, 2018. Wu Hong/EPA/IC
A worker walks past a giant ice sculpture before the opening of the 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Jan. 5, 2018. Greg Baker/AFP/VCG
Actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson takes selfies with fans during a red carpet event to promote a film in Beijing, Jan. 4, 2018. Jason Lee/Reuters/VCG
A pedestrian walks past the old city walls in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Jan. 4, 2018. VCG
Two students stay up late in their dorm room to hone their painting skills before an art’s college entrance examination in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, Jan. 3, 2018. Wang Weiqian/IC
Simona Halep of Romania serves during the 2018 Shenzhen Open at Longgang International Tennis Center in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, Jan. 6, 2018. Wu Zhizhao/Getty Images/VCG