In this Week in Photos, people across the country celebrate National Day, marking the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. This year, the weeklong holiday beginning Oct. 1 has been combined with Mid-Autumn Festival and extended by an additional day. Meanwhile, Beijing hosted the Ido ComicCon event, and folk artists are pulling out all the stops to attract tourists.
Police officers maintain order in the streets as tourists gather to watch a light show for the National Day holiday in Shanghai, Sept. 30, 2020. People Visual
Folk artists perform the “fire dragon, steel flower” dance in the historical district of Zaozhuang, Shandong province, Oct. 1, 2020. People Visual
Tourists enjoy a light show at the Chimelong Paradise amusement park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, Oct. 1, 2020. People Visual
The moon is seen behind the Dingdu Pavilion on the evening of Mid-Autumn Festival, Beijing, Oct. 1, 2020. Wu Luping/People Visual
Tourists gather to take photos while visiting the Temple of Heaven during the National Day holidays in Beijing, Oct. 2, 2020. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images/People Visual
A “piaose” performance takes place in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, Oct. 1, 2020. Song Jinyu/People Visual