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2020-07-05 07:24:15

In this Week in Photos, torrential rains flood southern China; parents send their kids off for the gaokao college entrance exam; and the Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge finally opens to traffic.

Visitors watch as koi feed at Beihai Park in Beijing, July 4, 2020. IC

Visitors watch as koi feed at Beihai Park in Beijing, July 4, 2020. IC

The Three Gorges Dam discharges floodwaters for the first time this year in Yichang, Hubei province, June 29, 2020. Zheng Jiayu via Xinhua

The Three Gorges Dam discharges floodwaters for the first time this year in Yichang, Hubei province, June 29, 2020. Zheng Jiayu via Xinhua

A man braces for impact in Qingdao, Shandong province, July 1, 2020. Huang Jiexian/IC

A man braces for impact in Qingdao, Shandong province, July 1, 2020. Huang Jiexian/IC

A man and child make their way down a flooded street in Zhengzhou, Henan province, July 4, 2020. IC

A man and child make their way down a flooded street in Zhengzhou, Henan province, July 4, 2020. IC

A father and son swim by the riverside in Wuhan, Hubei province, July 3, 2020. The flood-prone city was inundated again this week. People Visual

A father and son swim by the riverside in Wuhan, Hubei province, July 3, 2020. The flood-prone city was inundated again this week. People Visual

Well-dressed parents prepare to take part in a farewell ceremony for “gaokao” students from Maotanchang High School in Lu’an, Anhui province, July 5, 2020. Han Zhen/People Visual

Well-dressed parents prepare to take part in a farewell ceremony for “gaokao” students from Maotanchang High School in Lu’an, Anhui province, July 5, 2020. Han Zhen/People Visual

An aerial view of the Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge, which opened for traffic this week, July 1, 2020. Construction on the 11 kilometer bridge took more than 6 years. Li Bo/Xinhua

An aerial view of the Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge, which opened for traffic this week, July 1, 2020. Construction on the 11 kilometer bridge took more than 6 years. Li Bo/Xinhua