In this Week in Photos, the Panama-registered, Iranian-owned oil tanker Sanchi burns after ramming into a Hong Kong-registered bulk cargo ship last Saturday night near Shanghai; French President Emmanuel Macron visits China; and a nationwide influenza epidemic keeps doctors busy.
French President Emmanuel Macron interacts with a priest during a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, Jan. 8, 2018. Dominique Jacovides/Pool/Abaca/Sipa USA Photo via Newscom/VCG
A rescue ship works to extinguish a fire on the stricken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea, Jan. 12, 2018. The cargo was still afloat and burning after it rammed into a Hong Kong-registered bulk cargo ship last Saturday night. VCG
A man hugs a woman at a hospital in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, Jan. 9, 2018. A nationwide influenza epidemic is keeping the nation’s medical staff busy. Zhang Ziwang/VCG
People are seen next to a giant snowman at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Jan. 8, 2018. Long Mu/VC
A seal swims in icy water at a seaside scenic spot in Yantai, Shandong province, Jan. 12, 2018. VCG
A girl and her parents walk through a snowstorm on the way to school in Weihai, Shandong province, Jan. 10, 2018. VCG
A worker dries out red lanterns on a rooftop ahead of the upcoming lunar new year celebration at a factory in the village of Tuntou, Hebei province, Jan. 11, 2018. The town has been churning out the pumpkin-shaped lanterns for more than a month as China prepares to ring in the Year of the Dog. Fred Dufour/VCG