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Xinhua Photos of the Day (Oct. 16)

16 Oct 2020, 18:51 GMT+10

BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

Photo taken on Sept. 16, 2020 shows the night view of Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province.

Known as a paragon of opening-up and development, Shenzhen in Guangdong Province is one of China's earliest special economic zones. Starting from a small town, it has developed into a key economic hub in the past 40 years. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

Medical staff wait to collect swab samples from residents for COVID-19 test in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 14, 2020. The city of Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province reported one new confirmed case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the provincial and municipal health commissions said Thursday. The new case was previously diagnosed as an asymptomatic case on Sept. 24, according to the Qingdao municipal health commission. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

A spectator watches a screen displaying French President Emmanuel Macron as he receives a televised interview concerning the coronavirus in Paris, France, on Oct. 14, 2020. In France, one of the European countries hardest hit by the coronavirus resurgence, a curfew will be introduced in big cities and private meetings should be restricted, President Emmanuel Macron ordered on Wednesday.

Starting from Friday midnight, a four-week 9 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew will be imposed in great Paris region and eight major cities -- Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Aix-Marseille, Rouen, Toulouse, Montpellier and Saint-Etienne. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

Xie Jinsheng (front) takes a group photo for the elderly living at an elderly service center in Wuxing District of Huzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Oct. 14, 2020.

Xie Jinsheng, 86, a photography enthusiast in Huzhou, has begun taking group photos for the elderly living at the elderly service center each year since 2,000. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

People visit an exhibition on China's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Oct. 15, 2020.

A special exhibition on the country's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic kicked off Thursday in Wuhan. The three-month exhibition features more than 1,100 pictures and 1,000 physical exhibits, as well as videos and display of scenes. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

A pedestrian looks at a "comfort women" statue in Berlin, capital of Germany, Oct. 15, 2020. A statue in Berlin that was just erected by a German association for Korean history, the Korea-Verband, at the end of September, would be allowed to remain for the time being, the responsible local district office recently announced. According to the Korea-Verband, the statue was built to commemorate the more than 200,000 girls and women from 14 countries and regions, so-called "comfort women," who were sexually enslaved by the Japanese military during World War II. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

Houthi members disembark a plane as they arrive at the Sanaa International Airport during a prisoner swap, in Sanaa, Yemen, Oct. 15, 2020. The Yemeni government and Houthi militia on Thursday began a long-awaited large swap of prisoners as a major breakthrough in peace efforts. (Photo by Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua)

Voters wait in line for early voting outside a polling station at Warren Park in Chicago, Illinois, the United States, on Oct. 15, 2020. (Photo by Joel Lerner/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Oct. 11, 2020 shows British boats during sunrise at Shoreham Docks, which is one of the UK's designated ports where landings of multi-annual plan or recovery stocks, and catches of deep sea species over 100kg, may be made, in Shoreham-by-Sea, Britain. Britain and the EU are proceeding to make a post-Brexit trade deal by an Oct. 15 deadline, but significant gaps remain in fisheries and the level playing field. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Xinhua)

People wearing face masks walk on a street in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 15, 2020. Belgium has recorded 181,511 COVID-19 cases. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

Wang Xiangjun is reflected on the piano as she teaches in a piano lesson at the Hefei Special Education Center in Hefei, east China's Anhui Province, Oct. 12, 2020.

The 24-year-old Wang Xiangjun, who is congenitally blind, has a dream -- teaching visually impaired kids how to play the piano.

Wang was first introduced to music by her grandmother, who was a primary school music teacher. But she did not start to learn to play the piano until she was sent to study at the Hefei Special Education Center of east China's Anhui Province.

"Music makes her more confident. Her ears are her eyes," recalled Li Yunxia, Wang's music teacher at the special education center. "Though learning piano is especially difficult for blind people, she was very earnest about it. She not only kept up with the teaching schedule, and she even performed better than I expected," Li said.

Wang finished the braille version of the exam paper in 2015 and was admitted to the Tianjin Conservatory of Music, the first blind student to do so through the college entrance exam in Anhui Province.

After graduation, she returned to her alma mater -- Hefei Special Education Center, and became a piano teacher in 2019. Her dream finally came true when she gave her first music lesson to over 20 students from the school's piano club. (Xinhua/Zhou Mu)

Photo taken on Oct. 12, 2020 shows Xiao Chenyun (L) and Fanziteng, members of the rope skipping team of Nanchang Municipal School for blind children, attending a training session in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province. Consisting of 12 children with visual impairment, this rope skipping team has won multiple awards in several national competitions, including a women's pair title at the 10th National Games for People with Disabilities held in Tianjin in 2019. As their coach Xu Li said, children could benefit a lot from rope skipping exercise, learning to overcome difficulties while suffering setbacks and living a better life. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)

Aerial photo taken on Sept. 7, 2020 shows students practicing Chinese Kongfu at the playground of a school in Liping County of Ankang City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. (Xinhua/Zhang Bowen)

Diogo Jota (C) of Portugal celebrates after scoring during their UEFA Nations League football match in Lisbon, Portugal, on Oct. 14, 2020. (Photo by Pedro Fiuza/Xinhua)■

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