In this Week in Photos, a primary school in Shijiazhuang City holds its physical education classes in an indoor enclosure to keep children safe from air pollution, a mother donates a kidney to save her uremic son in Hefei, Anhui province, and the northeastern city of Shenyang is covered in heavy snow.
Tears roll down a mother’s cheek as she lays on an operating table at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province, Dec. 8, 2016. She donated a kidney to her son, who has uremia. Zhou Xuanwei/VCG
Young boys practice gymnastics during a winter training camp in Rong County, Guizhou province, Dec. 8, 2016. VCG
Parents wait outside an examination hall as their children participate in the Hua Luogeng Golden Cup Youth Invitational Math Competition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Dec. 10, 2016. Long Wei/VCG
Students from Huaxing Primary School attend PE class in an indoor stadium to avoid the smog in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, Dec. 9, 2016. The primary school built the stadium with a ceiling being able to filter out small smog particles. IC
Workers stand on a bridge facing the smog-covered financial district in Pudong New Area, Shanghai, Dec. 5, 2016. Aly Song/Reuters
A man drives an electric scooter through heavy snow in Shenyang, Liaoning province, Dec. 8, 2016. At the time, snow had been falling for more than 10 consecutive hours. Xiao Shenyang/IC
A man swims in a partially frozen lake at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, Dec. 9, 2016. Sheng Li/Reuters