A statue of Chairman Mao Zedong looks over Tianfu Square, in the center of Chengdu.
Chendgu is the provincial capital of Sichuan province, which is known throughout the world for its spicy food.
A vendor sells snacks at a restaurant on Jinli Pedestrian Street, a popular tourist area.
The entrance to a temple fair, held to celebrate Chinese New Year. 2015 is the Year of the Sheep.
Vendors from western China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region sell lamb skewers at the temple fair.
With 14 million people, Chengdu is the largest city in Sichuan province.
The panda is the national animal of China, and there’s no shortage of shops in Chengdu selling stuffed toys, T-shirts and coffee mugs featuring the animal.