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2019-07-21 07:45:16

In this Week in Photos, a gas plant explodes in central China’s Henan province; heavy rain floods the streets in the southwestern Yunnan province; and a newborn giant panda cub undergoes a medical checkup inside an incubator at the Chongqing Zoo.

An aerial photo shows the aftermath of an explosion at a gasification plant in Yima City, Henan province, July 19, 2019. IC

An aerial photo shows the aftermath of an explosion at a gasification plant in Yima City, Henan province, July 19, 2019. IC

A cyclist rides through water covering the streets in Kunming, Yunnan province, July 20, 2019. A heavy rainstorm had hit the southwestern Chinese city, causing flooding in low-lying areas. Liu Ranyang/CNS/VCG

A cyclist rides through water covering the streets in Kunming, Yunnan province, July 20, 2019. A heavy rainstorm had hit the southwestern Chinese city, causing flooding in low-lying areas. Liu Ranyang/CNS/VCG

Local residents participate in a tug-of-war contest held in a river during the traditional Naoyu Festival in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 18, 2019. Long Tao/IC

Local residents participate in a tug-of-war contest held in a river during the traditional Naoyu Festival in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 18, 2019. Long Tao/IC

A couple rest during their wedding photo shoot in the riverfront Bund area in Shanghai, July 19, 2019. Aly Song/Reuters/VCG

A couple rest during their wedding photo shoot in the riverfront Bund area in Shanghai, July 19, 2019. Aly Song/Reuters/VCG

A man smears rice ash onto another during the traditional Hualian Festival in Qiubei County, Yunnan province, July 18, 2019. Members of the Yi ethnic group say the practice is performed to expel evil and express good wishes. Liu Ranyang/CNS/VCG

A man smears rice ash onto another during the traditional Hualian Festival in Qiubei County, Yunnan province, July 18, 2019. Members of the Yi ethnic group say the practice is performed to expel evil and express good wishes. Liu Ranyang/CNS/VCG

A zoo worker performs a medical checkup of a newborn giant panda cub inside an incubator at the Chongqing Zoo in Chongqing, July 16, 2019. Chen Chao/CNS/VCG

A zoo worker performs a medical checkup of a newborn giant panda cub inside an incubator at the Chongqing Zoo in Chongqing, July 16, 2019. Chen Chao/CNS/VCG

Snow covers a field in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai province, July 15, 2019. Wu Huiyuan/Sixth Tone

Snow covers a field in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai province, July 15, 2019. Wu Huiyuan/Sixth Tone