In this Week in Photos, people across China partake in various winter activities; firefighters combat a raging mountain fire in Foshan, in southern Guangdong province; and heavy smog covers Shanghai.
“Roly-poly toy” performers entertain a crowd at the Great Tang All Day Mall in Xi‘an, Shaanxi province, Dec. 5, 2019. Lei Jia/VCG
People celebrate after hauling a block of ice during the 2019 Ice Collecting Festival on the frozen Songhua River in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Dec. 7, 2019. Lü Pin/CNS/VCG
A woman jumps into a partially frozen lake at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, Dec. 2, 2019. Zhang Hong/IC
A fisherman monitors multiple rods while ice fishing in Beijing, Dec. 7, 2019 in Beijing, China. Ma Wenxiao/VCG
A woman on a bus wears a mask on a day of heavy smog in Shanghai, Dec. 4, 2019. Tang Yanjun/CNS/VCG
Firefighters combat a mountain fire in Gaoming District in Foshan, Guangdong province, Dec. 7, 2019. VCG
A fleet of 1,100 unmanned aerial vehicles flies in the formation of a bird above the Pavilion of Prince Teng to celebrate the launch of this year’s Poyang Lake International Bird Watching Week in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, Dec. 5, 2019. Ma Yue/VCG