In this Week in Photos, the five-day Pet Fair Asia kicks off in Shanghai; heavy rains cause deadly floods in southwestern China’s Sichuan province; and one of the world’s largest esports events, the International Dota 2 Championships, takes place in Shanghai, attracting gaming enthusiasts and professional players from across the globe.
A professional pet beautician grooms a rainbow-dyed dog on the first day of Pet Fair Asia 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, Aug. 21, 2019. Tang Yanjun/China News Service/VCG
A biomimetic fish “swims” in a tank at the World Robot Conference 2019 at Beijing Etrong International Exhibition and Convention Center, Aug. 21, 2019. VCG
An aerial view of a rushing river in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, Aug. 20, 2019. Wang Hongqiang/Chengdu Economic Daily/VCG
Tourists ride camels at the Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Lake scenic area near Dunhuang, Gansu province, Aug. 20, 2019. Yang Yanmin/China News Service/VCG
An aerial view of laborers drying salt at a salt pond in Putian, Fujian province, Aug. 23, 2019. Lü Ming/China News Service/VCG
Fans spectate the International Dota 2 Championships at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, Aug. 20, 2019. Aly Song/Reuters/VCG
An aerial view of skyscrapers on a hot day in Shanghai, Aug. 21, 2019. Duo Ba/VCG