In this Week in Photos, Beijing is shrouded in heavy smog and annouces the first “red alert” for air pollution this years, while student artists from Xian put masks on stone lions in their campus, and people commemorate the victims of the Nanjing massacre on National Memorial Day.
People commemorate the victims of the tragic massacre in 1937 at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on National Memorial Day, Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Dec. 13, 2016. VCG
Stone lions donning masks put on by student artists from Xian Academy of Fine Arts, Xian, Shaanxi province, Dec. 12, 2016. VCG
A photo taken from Beijing’s tallest building, China Zun, show a blue sky above the smog-covered city, Beijing, Dec. 16, 2016. Yang Haodong/VCG
Paramilitary policemen wear masks on Tiananmen Square on the first day Beijing declared a ‘red alert’ for air pollution this winter, Dec. 17, 2016. VCG
Two migrant workers rest on the street while one lies in a hammock in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Dec. 16, 2016.
An aerial view of a severe traffic accident in Taizhou, Shandong province, Dec. 18, 2016. Mao Zhiyong/IC
The shadow of a pavilion is reflected in the fog around Huang Mountain, Anhui province, Dec. 17, 2016. Shi Guangde/IC