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Xinhua Photos of the Day (Oct. 17)

17 Oct 2020, 16:44 GMT+10

BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

Aerial photo shows militiamen attending a camel-back field training with border police officers and local herdsmen in the north of the Badain Jaran Desert in Araxan Right Banner of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Oct. 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Tower crane driver Aluo Chunmei works at a housing estate construction site in Rongdong area of Xiongan New Area in north China's Hebei Province on Sept. 24, 2020. There are 2,000 more tower crane drivers currently working in Xiongan. (Xinhua/Mu Yu)

European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen arrives for the EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Oct. 15, 2020. Ursula von der Leyen started to self-isolate on Thursday after a workmate tested positive for COVID-19, she said on Twitter. (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky exchange documents in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 16, 2020. Erdogan and Zelensky on Friday pledged to enhance cooperation in a wide range of areas amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua)

Health workers celebrate the closure of a temporary hospital at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Oct. 15, 2020. The temporary hospital was closed on Thursday. Since its establishment on May 22, the hospital has received more than 1,800 COVID-19 patients. (Photo by Lucio Tavora/Xinhua)

Firefighters react during a mock plane fire as part of an emergency drill held at Pudong International Airport in east China's Shanghai, Oct. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)

Refugees board an airplane to Germany at the Athens International Airport in Athens, Greece, on Oct. 16, 2020. A total of 101 refugees departed from Athens' airport for Germany on Friday. They are the first group of a total of 1,553 refugees Germany has pledged to accept after the recent crisis on the Greek island of Lesvos, Greek and German officials said. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos)

Photo taken in Arlington, Virginia, the United States, on Oct. 15, 2020 shows NBC live stream of U.S. President Donald Trump's town hall event outdoors in Miami, Florida. U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden held competing town halls at the same time on Thursday night via different TV networks, attacking each other over issues ranging from the pandemic response, the QAnon conspiracy theory to the Supreme Court expanding. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

People wearing face masks visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the United States, on Oct. 16, 2020. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 8 million on Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. (Photo by Ting Shen/Xinhua)

A girl wearing a face mask takes part in the HAUNTOWEEN LA, an immersive and interactive Halloween drive-thru experience, in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, the United States, on Oct. 15, 2020. A series of family-friendly and interactive Halloween-themed drive-thru festivities are being offered here from Oct. 9 through Halloween. Visitors have opportunities to drive through a variety of installations to celebrate Halloween amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on Oct. 16, 2020 shows the scenery of Mahuangliang loess geo-park at Mahuangliang Town of Yulin City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. The geo-park covering an area of 37 square kilometers has opened to the public recently. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

Actor Lan Tianye, 93, takes part in the rehearsal of the drama "Family" in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 13, 2020. To commemorate the 110th anniversary of the birth of renowned playwright Cao Yu (1910-1996), the Beijing People's Art Theatre is restaging one of his classic works "Family" from Oct. 15 to 25. (Photo by Shi Chunyang/Xinhua)

Luo Laijin (1st L) demonstrates hurdling as his students look on during a training class at school in Luxi County, east China's Jiangxi Province, Oct. 15, 2020. The 58-year-old Luo Laijin of Yinhe Town Middle School of Luxi County has been working as a P.E. teacher since 1982. Although he is approaching retirement, his zeal and meticulosity for athletics education never changes. Under his instructions, his students have won a total of 1,600 awards in sports events of different levels over the years, and around 180 students with athletics specialty have been recruited to other schools for higher education and advanced training. (Xinhua/Hu Chenhuan)

People enjoy their time at a cafe's terrace in Maribor, Slovenia, Oct. 14, 2020. (Photo by Zeljko Stevanic/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2020 shows the sea view as seen from Dongbi Village at Sansha Town of Xiapu County in Ningde, southeast China's Fujian Province. Scattered along the coast at Sansha Town, over 50 homestays are engaged in ecological tourism to date. Taking advantage of unique natural resources, the homestay industry here has helped increase the incomes of local people as well as improve their living conditions in an eco-friendly way. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)■

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