In this Week in Photos, China’s Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a festival marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan; dragon boat races are held over the Dragon Boat Festival holiday; and soccer fans all over the country gather in front of televisions to watch the first World Cup games.
Children wearing crawfish costumes perform a dance during the opening ceremony of a crawfish festival in Xuyi County, Jiangsu province, June 12, 2018. VCG
A vertical garden hangs from the sides of a 10-story building as clouds of mist are sprayed around the plants, Xi’an, Shaanxi province, June 10, 2018. Qiang Jun/IC
A swimmer tries to drive away ducks before the start of a dragon boat race in Langzhong, Sichuan province, June 16, 2018. Liu Zhongjun/CNS/VCG
A young Muslim man covers his face during a prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a festival marking the end of Ramadan, at a mosque in Beijing, July 16, 2018. IC
A young lion dance performer clings to the top of a wooden pole while surrounded by buildings that will soon be completed as part of a resettlement project in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, June 11, 2018. Tan Qingju/Southern Metropolis Daily/VCG
Divers play soccer while surrounded by sea creatures during an ‘underwater World Cup’ at Haichang Ocean Park in Yantai, Shandong province, June 14, 2018. Tang Ke/IC
People watch Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, the opening match of the World Cup, at a bar in Beijing, June 14, 2018. Thomas Peter/Reuters