Tourists pose for pictures in front of a wall of water at the Xiaolangdi Reservoir
during a clean-up of the Yellow River in China. The incredible spectacle occurs every year
in order to clear the build-up of mud and sand on the riverbed.
The Yellow River is the country's second largest waterway.
|Spray rises into the air as water spills out from the Xiaolangdoi Reservoir (ZUMA / Rex Features)|
|Tourists look on as water is discharged from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir. Every year the river bed rises due to the build-up of sediment and requires this operation to restore water levels (ZUMA / Rex ...|
|Water crashes onto the walkway during the clean-up operation in Luoyang, China (Reuters)|
|The powerful surges of water clear the Yellow River of built-up sediments, pushing tons of sand into the sea (ZUMA / Rex Features)|
|Water sprays onto watching tourists (ZUMA / Rex Features)|
|Tourists watch on as a barrage of water is released from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir during an annual cleaning of the Yellow River (Reuters)|
|Groups of tourists pose for pictures as water gushes from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir behind them (ZUMA / Rex Features)|
Water is pumped at 3,600 cubic metres per second from the reservoir in an annual spectacle in Luoyang, China (ZUMA / Rex Features)