In this Week in Photos, Typhoon Lekima leaves a path of destruction along the Chinese coast; people celebrate Zhongyuan Jie, or the country’s annual Ghost Festival, in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region; and a worker supervises a compulsory recycling point in Beijing.
Villagers lay their clothes, sheets, and blankets along the stony banks of a river to dry after floodwaters caused by Typhoon Lekima receded in Xianju County, Taizhou, Zhejiang province, Aug. 12, 2019. Zhejiang Daily/VCG
An aerial view of eroded mountain roads after floodwaters caused by Typhoon Lekima receded near Linhai, Zhejiang province, Aug. 12, 2019. Chen Zhongqiu/VCG
A woman and her dog, both wearing fashionable raincoats, go for a walk on a rainy day as Typhoon Lekima arrives in Changchun, Jilin province, Aug. 14, 2019. Zhang Yao/CNS/VCG
Two women pull their sleeping children in strollers as they walk along a road in Beijing, Aug. 13, 2019. Wang Zhao/AFP/VCG
A duckmonger loads her live wares onto an electric tricycle ahead of Zhongyuan Jie, also known as Ghost Festival, at a wholesale farmers market in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, August 12, 2019. Locals in Guangxi traditionally eat ducks during the festival. Zhang Cunli/VCG
A neighborhood worker supervises a compulsory waste-sorting site in Beijing, Aug. 14, 2019. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/VCG
People stand on sandbags piled high to stop the flow of floodwaters caused by Typhoon Lekima in Zhangqiu District, Jinan, Shandong province, Aug. 13, 2019. VCG