In this Week in Photos, an explosion at an energy plant kills 22 people in Dangyang City, the Hangzhou sports school that trained Olympic swimmers Sun Yang and Fu Yuanhui is the spotlight, and parents in Jiangsu province stay up all night to ensure their children get a place at kindergarten.
Parents stand in line at night in Huaian, Jiangsu province in order to register their kids for the local kindergarten, Aug. 13, 2016. Zhao Ruiqi/VCG
A family member of a severely injured worker cries in Hubei province, Aug. 13, 2016. Two days ago, an explosion at an energy plant killed 22 people in Dangyang City. Hao Yi/Xinhua
Chinese shoppers rush to enter a newly opened store selling Korean brands in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Aug. 12, 2016. Fang Dongxu/VCG
A player slides into the mud while competing in the Swamp Soccer 2016 tournament at a sports complex in Beijing, Aug. 13, 2016. Rolex Dela Pena/EPA/IC
A couple play a game called ‘rolling the quilt’ at a shopping mall on Chinese Valentine's Day in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, Aug. 9, 2016. Hu Yuanjia/VCG
Children attend a swim training session at Hangzhou Chen Jinglun Sport school Natatorium, where Chinese Olympic swimmer Sun Yang and Fu Yuanhui also trained, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Aug. 10, 2016. Aly Song/Reuters
People enjoy summer temperatures in a water park in Luzhou, Sichuan province, Aug. 13, 2016. Yang Tao/IC