Moments of the week (11/11-11/17/2019)
By Yan Yiqiao
People's Daily app
Thailand observed the annual Loy Krathong Festival on Monday. People released lanterns into the sky in Chiang Mai and set afloat lotus-shaped rafts in Bangkok to do away with evil, and usher in the good spirits. (Photo: VCG)
Tourists take pictures in the flooded St. Mark's Square as the city of Venice saw its worst flooding in more than 50 years and the clean-up began in the Italian tourist hotspot on Thursday. (Photo: VCG)
A rare bronze horse head plundered from Beijing's Old Summer Palace in 1860 was officially handed over to China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage at a ceremony held at the National Museum of China in Beijing on Wednesday. (Photo: VCG)
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot during the singles group match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece at the ATP World Tour Finals 2019 in London, Britain on Friday. (Photo: Xinhua)
Taimatsu Akashi, a fire festival dating back to the 16th century, was held in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Monday. (Photo: VCG)
The annual Veterans Day Parade was organized in New York City, US, Monday. Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the US that honors military veterans. It is observed on November 11 since the major hostilities of World War I formally ended on the day in 1918. (Photo: VCG)
Guards march during the change of guard ceremony at Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, Tuesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Greece last Sunday for a three-day state visit to deepen traditional friendship and strengthen cooperation between the two countries. (Photo: Xinhua)
Residents mourn the death of a senior sanitation worker in Sheung Shui of Hong Kong, Friday. On Wednesday afternoon, a group of black-clad mobsters launched rabid assaults on residents clearing the roadblocks, when a 70-year-old worker with the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department was hit in the head by a brick thrown by the rioters. He later died in hospital late on Thursday. (Photo: Xinhua)
Belgium landmark Manneken-Pis statue is pictured wearing an outfit to mark World Pneumonia Day in Brussels on Tuesday. Pneumonia is the world's deadliest child killer, with a "forgotten epidemic" claiming one young life every 39 seconds, international health and children's agencies warned. (Photo: VCG)
A soldier stands guard in front of the War Memorial as a military aircraft flies over in Floriana, Malta, which marked Remembrance Day to salute the war dead on Monday. (Photo: Xinhua)