Ten photos from across China: March 17-23
Giant panda cub plays with a zoo keeper at Chongqing Zoo in Chongqing, Southwest China, March 18, 2017.
It's never too old to practice yoga. A 73-year-old from Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, has been offering free classes in local residential communities for two years, attracting many enthusiasts.Le Mingchao started practicing yoga when he was 63, and immediately fell in love with the workout. He got the senior yoga teaching certificate in 2014.
Dolphinfishes, also known as Mahi-mahi, are photographed aboard the US drilling ship JOIDES Resolution during an expedition to the South China Sea, March 19, 2017. Dozens of scientists from different countries are on the third expedition to the South China Sea, to explore the formation of the sea as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). [Photo/Xinhua]
Cheongsam fans walk on the terrace fields of cole flowers at Lishantou Village in Longquan city, East China's Zhejiang province, March 22, 2017
Pupils learn to use fire fighting equipment at Wutasidongjie primary school in Yuquan district in Hohhot, capital of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, March 21, 2017. An activity concerning firefighting knowledge was held at Wutasidongjie primary school Tuesday to raise students' awareness in emergency situations. [Photo/Xinhua]
Children settle the eggs to form a pattern of Chinese characters for "Chunfen" in a kindergarten in Changzhou city, East China's Jiangsu province, March 20, 2017, to greet the Chinese traditional calendar date of Chunfen. Chunfen, which literally means Spring Equinox or Vernal Equinox, falls on the day when the sun is exactly at the celestial latitude of zero degrees. [Photo/Xinhua]
Local fishing boats pull out of a harbour during the "Kaihai" Festival in Panjin, Northeast China's Liaoning province, March 19, 2017. "Kaihai" Festival is an old ritual which encourages fishers to fish out from this day. [Photo/Xinhua]
Tourists are seen on a cruise ship at the shiplift at the Three Gorges Dam in central China's Hubei Province, March 18, 2017. Sightseeing tours of the world's largest shiplift started on Saturday. [Photo/Xinhua]
Aerial photo taken on March 22, 2017 shows tourists view peach blossoms in Hongquan Village of Zhongjiang county, Southwest China's Sichuan province. [Photo/Xinhua]
Students walk out of the exam site at the Tianjin No 1 Middle School in Tianjin, North China, March 17, 2017. Students took part in the first test for English as part of China's National College Entrance Examination in Tianjin on Friday. As from 2017, two oral and written tests will be held for English during the National College Entrance Examination in Tianjin, and the better scores will be chosen as the final results. [Photo/Xinhua]