Children on their way home from school walking across coal cinders, dumped by the nearby coalmines.
Nanshan District is full of disused coalmines and coke heaps. The area is strewn with the detritus of the coal industry.
Hand pointing towards the head of a coalmine shaft at Xinergou, where a month before an accident claimed the lives of around 100 miners.
View of an area in Hetang County where 5 people lost their lives and around 100 houses used to stand. The area was decimated by floods, caused by record rainfall in the region. The floods claimed many lives, swept houses away and left many others...
Mr. Mao’s family in front of the remains of their house. Floods, caused by record rainfall in the region, swept houses away and left many others beyond repair.
A mother helps her child drink some ice water near Tiananmen Square. According to a Chinese daily newspaper, a heat wave continues to grip northern China with temperatures reaching 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit) in some places.
A river runs through Xinsho town where a row of houses once stood. Floods, caused by record rainfall swept the houses away.
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