In this Week in Photos, Nie Shubin, who was executed 21 years ago for alleged rape and murder, is declared innocent; villagers in Zhengzhou, Henan province, search for ancient coins at a construction site; and a van plunges into a lake, killing at least 18 people in Ezhou, Hubei province.
Villagers gather to dig for ancient coins at a construction site in Zhengzhou, Henan province, Dec. 2, 2016. Sha Lang/VCG
Nie Shubin’s father and elder sister cry after hearing that the Supreme People’s Court ruled Nie innocent, Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, Dec. 2, 2016. Nie was accused of raping and murdering a woman and was executed 21 years ago. Xie Kuangshi/Sixth Tone
Rescue workers pull a van out of a lake after an accident killed at least 18 people in Ezhou, Hubei province, Dec. 2, 2016. VCG
People blow to inflate condoms as part of an AIDS prevention awareness event ahead of World AIDS Day, Chongqing, Nov. 30, 2016. IC
A SWAT team tries to break into a bus during a training course in Beijing, Nov. 29, 2016. Beijing Times/IC
A woman peers into an installation made of discarded books at a cafe in Xian, Shaanxi province, Nov. 30, 2016. A mother built the 6-meter-tall “well” to remind her daughter to never read books mechanically. IC
A man kisses a woman as they take a selfie near a Christmas-themed light installation outside an office building in Beijing, Dec. 1, 2016. IC