In this Week in Photos, people across China celebrate the New Year; firefighters put out a fire in a 30-story residential building in Chongqing; and ice skaters work on their tans in Changchun, Jilin province.
A man performs “datiehua,” or “striking iron flowers,” as part of the New Year celebrations in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, Jan. 1, 2020. Zhang Zifa/CNS
Firefighters douse a fire in a 30-story residential building in Chongqing, Jan. 2, 2020. Chen Chao/CNS
Revelers celebrate the New Year at scenic West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Dec. 31, 2019. Zheng Haipeng/Rayfoto
Two children enjoy porridge in honor of the Laba Festival, held on the eighth day of the last month of the lunar year, in Chongqing, Jan. 2, 2020. Yang Min/Xinhua
Artists prepare for an ice sculpture competition in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Jan. 2, 2020. Wang Song/Xinhua
Tourist visit the frozen Songhua River in Harbin, Heilongjiang province. Dec. 31, 2019. Wu Huiyuan/Sixth Tone
Ice skaters enjoy the winter sun in Nanhu Park in Changchun, Jilin province, Jan. 1, 2020. Zhang Yao/CNS