In this Week in Photos, the People’s Republic of China celebrates its 70th birthday; tourists jam the Bund in Shanghai; and the Qiantang River surges in the wake of Typhoon Mitag in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
Tourists strain to catch a glimpse of the daily flag raising ceremony in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Sept. 30, 2019. Kevin Frayer/VCG
Floats honoring the People’s Liberation Army and the struggle for “freedom and independence” pass by Tiananmen Square during the National Day parade in Beijing, Oct. 1, 2019. Greg Baker/AFP/VCG
An aerial view shows a traffic jam near a toll station in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Sept. 30, 2019. Costfoto/Barcroft Media/VCG
People raise their phones to the sky to record a Beijing fireworks show celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Oct. 1, 2019. Aly Song/Reuters/VCG
Performers gather in a hallway in Shanghai, Oct. 1, 2019. Qilai Shen/Bloomberg/VCG
Tourists crowd the Bund in Shanghai, Oct. 3, 2019. Zheng Xianzhang/VCG
A storm surge caused by Typhoon Mitag overflows the banks of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Oct. 1, 2019. Long Wei/IC