Bracing dip

Swimmers in Heihe, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, where the temperature dipped to -20 C on Wednesday, defy long-held beliefs that feeling cold will result in getting sick with a cold virus. Photo: IC  

Cool rider

A poodle wearing sunglasses and a scarf is ready for a bike ride with its owner in Harbin, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province where the high temperature on Wednesday was minus 5 C. Photo: IC  

Take a whiff

Panda poop is on display at the zoo of Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei Province, allowing visitors to take a sniff. The zoo staff change the poop every morning and they have a lot of to choose from. Pandas eat up to 15 kilograms of bamboo a day and poop 40 times a day. Photo: IC …

Kid power!

An Astro Boy-themed exhibition is held in Changsha, capital of Central China’s Hunan Province on Saturday. Astro Boy is a classic cartoon by Osamu Tezuka, one of Japan’s most loved manga artists. Photo: VCG  

Sharp right turn

A rider yanks on his horse’s reins to get it to turn right during a Western style rodeo held in Xi’an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province on Saturday. Photo: VCG  

Spicy pedicure

A massage parlor in Yuzhong district, Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality is offering clients a hot pot package, that includes bathing customers’ feet in a tub of chilli pepper soup. A customer enjoys the hot pot foot treatment on Saturday. Photo: VCG