In this Week in Photos, locals prepare for the upcoming Guangzhou International Light Festival; new recruits graduate from a military academy in Lanzhou, Gansu province; and the Science and Technology Museum in Xichang, Sichuan province, uses virtual reality to attract tourists.
Lights illuminate the night sky as stage crew prepare for the annual Guangzhou International Light Festival in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, Nov. 23, 2018. Chen Chengxiao for Sixth Tone
A virtual reality exhibition at the Science and Technology Museum in Xichang, Sichuan province, Nov. 20, 2018. Li Jinglu/Economic Daily/VCG
A recruit looks back during a graduation ceremony at a military academy in Lanzhou, Gansu province, Nov. 20, 2018. VCG
A Sichuan opera performer blows fire during a show in Chongqing, Nov. 22, 2018. Chen Chao/CNS/VCG
Spectators attend a horse-fighting event at an equestrian park in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nov. 22, 2018. Long Tao/VCG
A mother and daughter are seen playing in a pile of leaves arranged in the shape of a heart, Beijing, Nov. 19, 2018. Jason Lee/Reuters/VCG
An under-construction residential area adopts an eco-friendly design to appeal to prospective tenants in Chengdu, Sichuan province, Nov. 23, 2018. Zhang Lang/CNS/VCG