In this week in photos, a record 2.9 million candidates prepare to take the national postgraduate entrance exam; animals in zoos are warmed by heaters during the chilly winter; and Xi’an launches a campaign for taxis to use pure methanol and reduce air pollution.
Tourists stand in front of a billboard along a street in Beijing, Dec. 19, 2018. Wang Zhao/VCG
Drivers stand beside the first batch of 60 taxis that use methanol as their fuel source as part of a campaign to reduce air pollution, Xi’an, Shaanxi province, Dec. 20, 2018. IC
Brides stand next to their naval officer spouses-to-be during a group wedding in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, Dec. 18, 2018. VCG
A couple share a kiss for luck before the national postgraduate entrance exam in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Dec. 22, 2018. Zhang Tao/Getty Images/VCG
A man takes a selfie from atop a snow-capped mountain in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, Dec. 18, 2018. IC
African penguins huddle next to a heat lamp placed in their enclosure at the Chengdu Zoo in Chengdu, Sichuan province, Dec. 17, 2018. VCG
The construction of a futuristic ‘alien base’ hotel is nearly completed in Laoshan National Forest Park near Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Dec. 18, 2018. Cui Xiao/VCG