In this Week in Photos, Chinese people find curious ways of coping with ‘sanfu,’ the hottest period of the summer; torrential rains flood parts of Beijing; and Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo visits Beijing, sending his Chinese fans into a frenzy.
Chinese fans gather hoping to catch a glimpse of newly signed Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo in Beijing, July 19, 2018. The Portuguese soccer star is in China to promote his CR7 sportswear collection. Wu Hao/EPA/IC
Cars are nearly submerged by floodwaters from torrential rains in an underpass in Beijing, July 16, 2018. IC
A tourist lays covered in seaweed on a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province, July 16, 2018. Huang Jiexian/IC
A doctor treats a patient with moxibustion, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, during ‘sanfu,’ the hottest period of the summer, at a hospital in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, July 17, 2018. IC
Cranes are equipped with water-spraying mechanisms used to control dust at a construction site in Zhengzhou, Henan province, July 19, 2018. IC
Jockeys participate in an equestrian competition in Zhaosu County, Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, July 17, 2018. Xu Congjun/IC
Women lie on cobblestones for a free massage during ‘sanfu,’ the hottest period of the summer, in Huaibei, Anhui province, July 17, 2018. Zou Yi/IC