In this Week in Photos, people celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and the upcoming National Day holidays; the Ganjiang Bridge in Ji’an, Jiangxi province, is blown to smithereens before its reconstruction; and Mao Zedong has his portrait swapped out for a new one in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
Mao Zedong’s portrait is replaced in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, Sept. 27, 2018. Chen Xiaogen/VCG
Red flags flutter on fishing boats to celebrate the upcoming National Day holidays at the Shenjiamen Fishing Port in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, Sept. 29, 2018. Hu Sheyou/IC
A coach helps a young student learn to ice skate in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, Sept. 24, 2018. VCG
The Ganjiang Bridge is destroyed to make way for a reconstructed version in Ji’an, Jiangxi province, Sept. 28, 2018. CNS/VCG
Performers carry a homemade dragon constructed from hundreds of incense sticks during a Mid-Autumn Festival celebration in Pok Fu Lam village in Hong Kong, Sept. 24, 2018. Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/VCG
An athlete covers her face with a towel during the 2018 Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, Hubei province, Sept. 25, 2018. Wu Hong/EPA/IC
People walk past small restaurants and street food stalls in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, Sept. 27, 2018. Roman Pilipey/EPA/IC