In this Week in Photos, a member of the hospitality staff at the National People’s Congress in Beijing is caught off guard by the wind, U.S.-born panda Baobao adapts to her new environment and diet in Sichuan province, and pupils paint portraits of their mothers ahead of International Women’s Day in Wuxi, Jiangsu province.
A hospitality staff member reacts as the wind blows tassels from her hat into her face during a plenary session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 12, 2017. Mark Schiefelbein/IC
Pupils paint portraits of their mothers as presents for International Women’s Day, Wuxi, Jiangsu province, March 7, 2017. Tang Yi/IC
A keeper feeds panda Baobao at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda’s Dujiangyan Base, Sichuan province, March 9, 2017. The U.S.-born panda returned to China on Feb. 22, and she is adapting to the new environment and diet. VCG
Tourists enjoy early spring at the Summer Palace in Beijing, March 11, 2017. VCG
A child stretches out her arms in front of apricot trees in Yuncheng, Shanxi province. Long Er/VCG
Sheep and cattle move following the herdsman’s orders near Sayram Lake in the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, March 9, 2017. Hu Huhu/Xinhua
Swans fly over the harbor in Rongcheng, Shandong province, March 6, 2017. Lin Haizhen/VCG