In this Week in Photos, sandstorms hit northern China; people gather to enjoy the cherry blossoms at a university campus in Hefei, Anhui province; and a man from the Lisu ethnic minority group climbs a ladder of swords to celebrate the annual Knife Pole Festival in Yunnan province.
Pedestrians on an overpass wear masks to protect themselves from high levels of dust and other particulate matter in Beijing, March 28, 2018. Wang Zhao/AFP/VCG
Le Mingchao, a 74-year-old yoga enthusiast, holds a pose during his free class in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, March 27, 2018. Wu Huang/IC
Child models hold hands as they walk the runway at China Fashion Week in Beijing, March 30, 2018. Jason Lee/Reuters
Cats crowd inside a gap in the City Wall of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, March 29, 2018. Cheng Jiabei/VCG
A girl sits on her father’s shoulders to take in the cherry blossoms on the University of Science and Technology of China campus in Hefei, Anhui province, March 31, 2018. Wang Jun/IC
A man from the Lisu ethnic minority group climbs a ladder of swords to celebrate the annual Knife Pole Festival in Luzhang Township, Yunnan province, March 29, 2018. Aly Song/Reuters
An aerial view of ice cracking on Qinghai Lake near Xining, Qinghai province, March 29, 2018. Wu Gang/Xinhua