In this Week in Photos, the Chang’E 5 ascender blasted off from the moon with lunar samples; a bronze horse head sculpture that had been looted 160 years ago by invading Anglo-French forces returns to Beijing; and a carbon monoxide leak in Chongqing kills 23 people.
Visitors take photos of a returned bronze horse head sculpture that had been looted 160 years ago by invading Anglo-French forces at the Old Summer Palace, in Beijing, Dec. 3, 2020. People Visual
A medical volunteer performs an eye exam for an elderly woman at a residential community in Handan, Hebei province, Dec. 4, 2020. Hao Qunying/People Visual
An image taken by a panoramic camera installed on the Chang’E 5 probe’s lander-ascender combination, before the ascender blasted off from the moon with lunar samples, released on Dec. 4, 2020. CNSA via Xinhua
A night view of the moon and sea in Dalian, Liaoning province, Nov. 30, 2020. Liu Debin/People Visual
Left: A firefighter checks the carbon monoxide concentration at the entrance of the Diaoshuidong coal mine after an apparent carbon monoxide leak in Yongchuan District, Chongqing, Dec. 4, 2020. Huang Wei/Xinhua; Right: Relatives of the miners wait outside the mine, Dec. 5, 2020. According to a local rescue team, 23 people were killed, with one rescued following the accident. Chen Chao/CNS
Xianzi, the pseudonym used by the alleged victim, arrives at the courthouse for her sexual harassment lawsuit against TV host Zhu Jun, in Beijing, Dec. 2, 2020. Shirly Cai for Sixth Tone
A man learns to ice skate with a chair in Jilin, Jilin province, Dec. 1, 2020. Zhu Wanchang/People Visual