In this Week in Photos, a Chinese fan gives two thumbs up during a soccer match between China and foe South Korea in Hunan Province; tourists admire cherry blossoms by night at Jiming Temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province; and a gas explosion at an apartment complex kills five in Baotou, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Tourists stop to admire cherry blossoms by night at Jiming Temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, March 20, 2017. Su Yang/VCG
The baleen whale’s carcass lies between boats moored on the Dazhi River, Shanghai, March 21, 2017. Wei Yi/Sixth Tone
Firefighters stand in front of the ruins of an apartment building after a gas explosion killed five and injured 25 in Baotou City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, March 25, 2017. Lian Zhen/Xinhua
Students in costume stare at each other during a Peking opera rehearsal in Changchun, Jilin province, March 21, 2017. Lan Yang/VCG
A patriotic Chinese fan gives two thumbs up during a 2018 World Cup qualifying match between China and South Korea in Changsha, Hunan Province, March 23, 2017. Wang Zhijie/VCG
A train speeds through peach blossoms near Juyong Pass along the Great Wall, Beijing, March 26, 2017. Li Zhiming/Xinhua
Smoke from a forest fire caused by locals burning joss paper for their ancestors fills the sky in Mianning County, Sichuan province, March 23, 2017. Cheng Xueli/IC