In this Week in Photos, Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in Zhejiang province; people celebrate Qixi Festival, sometimes referred to as China’s Valentine’s Day; and children in Hubei province stand under falling water during an annual water-sprinkling festival observed by some ethnic minority groups in China.
Large waves crash against a sea wall in front of a row of residential buildings in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, Aug. 9, 2019. China issued a red alert ahead of Typhoon Lekima making landfall in Zhejiang province. VCG
A man carries a woman through floodwaters caused by Typhoon Lekima in Dajing Town in Yueqing, Zhejiang province, Aug. 10, 2019. Lekima made landfall in Zhejiang early Saturday morning. Zhejiang Daily/IC
Pedestrians are buffeted by strong winds as Typhoon Lekima approaches Shanghai, Aug. 10, 2019. Aly Song/Reuters/VCG
Children play under falling water during a water-sprinkling festival celebrated in Enshi, Hubei province, Aug. 9, 2019. Zhou Ahan/VCG
Blacksmiths create bursts of sparks by throwing molten metal against a cold stone wall during a public event at Beijing World Park, Aug. 7, 2019. Zhao Jun/CNS/VCG
An aerial view of a light show taking place over Qixi Festival at Purple Mountain near Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Aug. 7, 2019. Su Ya
Models wearing colorful, full-body “facekinis” pose for photos on a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province, Aug. 5, 2019. Xu Chongde/VCG