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2019-08-04 08:43:25

In this Week in Photos, hungry hippos stay cool amid a heat wave; fans get an up-close look at the future of gaming at the 19th annual ChinaJoy convention in Shanghai; and kids get a head start on astronaut training in Kunming. 

Lang Ping, the head coach of China’s national women’s volleyball team, reacts to a play during Olympic qualifiers in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, Aug. 3, 2019. VCG

Lang Ping, the head coach of China’s national women’s volleyball team, reacts to a play during Olympic qualifiers in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, Aug. 3, 2019. VCG

Zookeepers feed chilled watermelon to hippos on a hot day in Yantai, Shandong Province, July 29, 2019. Tang Ke/VCG

Zookeepers feed chilled watermelon to hippos on a hot day in Yantai, Shandong Province, July 29, 2019. Tang Ke/VCG

Children practice proper manners and posture at a space-themed summer camp in Kunming, Yunnan province, Aug. 1, 2019. Ren Dong/CNS/VCG

Children practice proper manners and posture at a space-themed summer camp in Kunming, Yunnan province, Aug. 1, 2019. Ren Dong/CNS/VCG

A man is doused with water during a community event in Changsha, Hunan province, July 31, 2019. Yang Huafeng/CNS/VCG

A man is doused with water during a community event in Changsha, Hunan province, July 31, 2019. Yang Huafeng/CNS/VCG

Cars ford a flooded street in Zhengzhou, Henan province, Aug. 1, 2019. Henan Business Daily/IC

Cars ford a flooded street in Zhengzhou, Henan province, Aug. 1, 2019. Henan Business Daily/IC

Fans take in a performance during the annual ChinaJoy game convention in Shanghai, Aug. 3, 2019. VCG

Fans take in a performance during the annual ChinaJoy game convention in Shanghai, Aug. 3, 2019. VCG

A firefighter watches on as a fire burns in a logistics center in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, July 30, 2019. VCG

A firefighter watches on as a fire burns in a logistics center in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, July 30, 2019. VCG