(Photos: Xinhua/Fan Jun)
In the United States, school fire drills are so universal that there's almost no need for training: when the alarm sounds, file out of the building, assemble in an open area, then wait for the fire department to investigate.
At this school in China, the process is very different. Students at the Nanhu Vocational School in Hongkou District, Shanghai, perform fire drills with real fire. They hold cloths over their faces and run through a fiery gauntlet representing a burning school hallway. Once they've escaped the fire, students are expected to pick up fire extinguishers and return to the scene to put it out.
-via Oddity Central