Swimmers pose for a group photo at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Qingdao International Beach Festival on Oct 12 at Qingdao No 1 Bathing Beach.
A penguin stands by the national flag at the Qingdao Haichang Polar Ocean World. A "flag-raising" ceremony is held there everyday as penguins are trained to gather around the red flag.
As one of the two major venues of the 10th China Art Festival, Qingdao will host a group of art activities for the festival. The festival is set to kick off in East China's Shandong province on Oct 11. It will last until Oct 26.
Mary Maersk, the largest Triple E container vessel in the world, arrived at Qingdao Port on Sept 18 during its maiden voyage. It has a container capacity of 18,000 TEUs.
Celebrities attend the official launch of Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis in Qingdao, Shandong province on Sept 22, 2013.
China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, returned to its homeport Saturday after a three-month voyage, during which it carried out major and crucial tests.
Family members and friends of Lu Chao, who died of leukemia, cry in front of her coffin during the funeral ceremony in Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, Sept 21.
A full moon appears behind thin haze in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, Sept 19.