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2020-07-12 12:41:22

In this Week in Photos, heavy rains flood dozens of cities across southern China, particularly those along the Yangtze River; over 10 million students take China’s make-or-break college-entrance exam, the gaokao; and tourists enjoy summer by rafting along a valley in Dalian, Liaoning province.

A mother and a daughter hug each other before the gaokao college-entrance exam starts at a high school in Beijing, July 7, 2020. People Visual

A mother and a daughter hug each other before the gaokao college-entrance exam starts at a high school in Beijing, July 7, 2020. People Visual

Students rush out of Changsha No. 1 Middle School after finishing the gaokao college-entrance exam, Changsha, Hunan province, July 8, 2020. Yang Huafeng/CNS/People Visual

Students rush out of Changsha No. 1 Middle School after finishing the gaokao college-entrance exam, Changsha, Hunan province, July 8, 2020. Yang Huafeng/CNS/People Visual

An aerial view of tourists rafting along a valley in Dalian, Liaoning province, July 10, 2020. Wang Hua/People Visual

An aerial view of tourists rafting along a valley in Dalian, Liaoning province, July 10, 2020. Wang Hua/People Visual

Tourists watch floods surge from the Xiaolangdi Dam in Jiyuan, Henan province, July 6, 2020. Lü Jianping/People Visual

Tourists watch floods surge from the Xiaolangdi Dam in Jiyuan, Henan province, July 6, 2020. Lü Jianping/People Visual

Students are transferred to a safe place via forklift in Duchang County, Jiangxi province, July 8, 2020. The eastern province issued a “first-level meteorological disaster emergency response.” Xiong Guotao/People Visual  

Students are transferred to a safe place via forklift in Duchang County, Jiangxi province, July 8, 2020. The eastern province issued a “first-level meteorological disaster emergency response.” Xiong Guotao/People Visual  

People move electronic appliances out of a flooded area in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 11, 2020. People Visual

People move electronic appliances out of a flooded area in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 11, 2020. People Visual

Floodwaters surround the 700-year-old Goddess of Mercy Pavilion in Ezhou, Hubei province, July 10, 2020. Zhang Hongbing/People Visual

Floodwaters surround the 700-year-old Goddess of Mercy Pavilion in Ezhou, Hubei province, July 10, 2020. Zhang Hongbing/People Visual