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2019-08-11 11:06:32

In this Week in Photos, Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in Zhejiang province; people celebrate Qixi Festival, sometimes referred to as China’s Valentine’s Day; and children in Hubei province stand under falling water during an annual water-sprinkling festival observed by some ethnic minority groups in China.

Large waves crash against a sea wall in front of a row of residential buildings in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, Aug. 9, 2019. China issued a red alert ahead of Typhoon Lekima making landfall in Zhejiang province. VCG

Large waves crash against a sea wall in front of a row of residential buildings in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, Aug. 9, 2019. China issued a red alert ahead of Typhoon Lekima making landfall in Zhejiang province. VCG

A man carries a woman through floodwaters caused by Typhoon Lekima in Dajing Town in Yueqing, Zhejiang province, Aug. 10, 2019. Lekima made landfall in Zhejiang early Saturday morning. Zhejiang Daily/IC

A man carries a woman through floodwaters caused by Typhoon Lekima in Dajing Town in Yueqing, Zhejiang province, Aug. 10, 2019. Lekima made landfall in Zhejiang early Saturday morning. Zhejiang Daily/IC

Pedestrians are buffeted by strong winds as Typhoon Lekima approaches Shanghai, Aug. 10, 2019. Aly Song/Reuters/VCG

Pedestrians are buffeted by strong winds as Typhoon Lekima approaches Shanghai, Aug. 10, 2019. Aly Song/Reuters/VCG

Children play under falling water during a water-sprinkling festival celebrated in Enshi, Hubei province, Aug. 9, 2019. Zhou Ahan/VCG

Children play under falling water during a water-sprinkling festival celebrated in Enshi, Hubei province, Aug. 9, 2019. Zhou Ahan/VCG

Blacksmiths create bursts of sparks by throwing molten metal against a cold stone wall during a public event at Beijing World Park, Aug. 7, 2019. Zhao Jun/CNS/VCG

Blacksmiths create bursts of sparks by throwing molten metal against a cold stone wall during a public event at Beijing World Park, Aug. 7, 2019. Zhao Jun/CNS/VCG

An aerial view of a light show taking place over Qixi Festival at Purple Mountain near Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Aug. 7, 2019. Su Ya

An aerial view of a light show taking place over Qixi Festival at Purple Mountain near Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Aug. 7, 2019. Su Ya

Models wearing colorful, full-body “facekinis” pose for photos on a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province, Aug. 5, 2019. Xu Chongde/VCG

Models wearing colorful, full-body “facekinis” pose for photos on a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province, Aug. 5, 2019. Xu Chongde/VCG