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2019-06-09 10:33:15

In this Week in Photos, high school students take the gaokao, China’s grueling college entrance exams; people across the country celebrate the annual Dragon Boat Festival holiday; and the Huangguoshu Waterfall becomes a surging torrent during the rainy season in Guizhou province.

Passengers wait for their trains before the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday at a railway station in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, June 6, 2019. Bao Gansheng/VCG

Passengers wait for their trains before the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday at a railway station in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, June 6, 2019. Bao Gansheng/VCG

A man holds a lit firecracker while celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival holiday in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, June 6, 2019. IC

A man holds a lit firecracker while celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival holiday in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, June 6, 2019. IC

A hippopotamus opens its mouth to eat specially made zongzi, or sticky rice wraps, ahead of the Dragon Boat Festival holiday at Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, June 6, 2019. Chen Jimin/CNS/VCG

A hippopotamus opens its mouth to eat specially made zongzi, or sticky rice wraps, ahead of the Dragon Boat Festival holiday at Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, June 6, 2019. Chen Jimin/CNS/VCG

Students rush out of their examination rooms after finishing the “gaokao,” China’s grueling college entrance exams, in Changsha, Hunan province, June 8, 2019. Xue Yuge/Xinhua

Students rush out of their examination rooms after finishing the “gaokao,” China’s grueling college entrance exams, in Changsha, Hunan province, June 8, 2019. Xue Yuge/Xinhua

An aerial view of Huangguoshu Falls in Anshun, Guizhou province, June 7, 2019. Chen Xi/VCG

An aerial view of Huangguoshu Falls in Anshun, Guizhou province, June 7, 2019. Chen Xi/VCG

A hockey player sprays water on his face to cool off during a match in Beijing, June 5, 2019. Jia Yuchen/Xinhua

A hockey player sprays water on his face to cool off during a match in Beijing, June 5, 2019. Jia Yuchen/Xinhua

A man drives an electric tricycle loaded with lightweight recyclables  in Beijing, June 5, 2019. Wang Zhao/AFP/VCG

A man drives an electric tricycle loaded with lightweight recyclables in Beijing, June 5, 2019. Wang Zhao/AFP/VCG