Race against time
Border police officers pour buckets of water onto a humpback whale that was stranded on a beach in Qidong, Jiangsu province, on Monday, to help keep it in stable condition. Local fishermen found the whale and alerted the police, who came to the rescue. The whale was safely guided back to the sea by fishing boats when the tide rose in the afternoon. The same whale became stranded again on Tuesday afternoon, and was rescued again.