BEIJING, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
Aerial photo taken on Oct. 30, 2020 shows a view of the Feicui Lake in Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Qinghai Province. (Xinhua/Zhao Yuhe)
The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee holds a press conference to introduce and elaborate on the guiding principles of the 19th CPC Central Committee's fifth plenary session in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
Photo taken on Oct. 30, 2020 shows the unveiling ceremony of the World Laureates Development Foundation in Shanghai, east China. More than 300 scientists, including 61 Nobel Prize laureates, participated in the third World Laureates Forum which was held through webinars and offline meetings in Shanghai. The forum was initiated by the World Laureates Association. (Xinhua/Wang Xiang)
A press conference of the third China International Import Expo (CIIE) is held in Shanghai, east China, Oct. 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a video conference on COVID-19, Oct. 29, 2020.
Members of the European Council held a video conference to discuss the need to strengthen efforts to fight the Coronavirus pandemic on Thursday night. (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)
Candles are lit during a memorial event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in central Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Oct. 29, 2020. (Photo by Gil Cohen Magen/Xinhua)
Staff members of a company participate in a fire drill under the guidance of fire fighters in Shanghai, east China, Oct. 30, 2020. A fire drill was held on Friday at a commercial area in Shanghai to raise people's awareness of fire prevention and to ensure the smooth progress of the upcoming third China International Import Expo (CIIE). (Xinhua/Chen Fei)
Aerial photo taken on Oct. 30, 2020 shows fire fighters training with heavy loads in the forest during a fire fighting drill, which is aimed at forest fire prevention in winter, in Zunhua City of Tangshan, north China's Hebei Province. (Photo by Liu Mancang/Xinhua)
Rescuers work at a site of a collapsed building after an earthquake in Izmir province of Turkey, Oct. 30, 2020. At least 12 people were killed and 438 others were wounded at a strong earthquake that hit Turkey's western province of Izmir on Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. (Photo by Aydin Cetinkaya/Xinhua)
Aerial photo taken on Oct. 30, 2020 shows rescuers working at the site of a landslide in the municipality of Nejapa, El Salvador. At least six people died and more than 30 are missing after a landslide on Thursday night that occurred in the municipality of Nejapa in the department of San Salvador, El Salvador, local civil protection authorities reported on Friday. (Photo by Alexander Pena/Xinhua)
Aerial photo taken on Oct. 28, 2020 shows the scenery of the Sanjiang Nature Reserve in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. (Xinhua/Xie Jianfei)
Aman Ashi, a 21-year-old Syrian woman, uses sign language to explain a meal she is cooking via her YouTube channel in Damascus, Syria, on Oct. 7, 2020.
As a toddler, an illness stripped Aman Ashi of her hearing, but she grew up in a loving family that gave all the care she needed to become an independent person.
With the swift movement of her hands, Aman Ashi uses sign language to teach her deaf fellows how to cook famous Syrian cuisines through her YouTube channel.
Calling the page "Aman Ashi Kitchen," the young woman has published 40 videos so far with about 1,700 followers, hoping to reach more specific viewers in the future as there are not many channels for deaf people on social media. (Photo by Ammar Safarjalani/Xinhua)
A woman wearing a face mask walks her dog past a mural of Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, in New York, the United States, Oct. 30, 2020. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 9 million on Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. U.S. COVID-19 case count rose to 9,007,298, with the national death toll reaching 229,293, as of 3:24 p.m. local time (1924 GMT), according to the CSSE. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)
A couple celebrate their engagement at the Trocadero place near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Oct. 30, 2020. France registered 47,637 cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, bringing the accumulative total to over 1.28 million on the eve of a national lockdown to stem the brutal second wave of the epidemic, according to official figures released on Thursday.
Starting from Thursday midnight, the country's 67 million inhabitants will be locked down until at least early December. People are allowed to go out for work if they cannot do their job at home, to buy essential goods, or for health emergency and an hour of exercise daily. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
Photo taken on Oct. 23, 2020 shows a morning view of Hongcun Village in Yixian County of east China's Anhui Province. With a history of over 800 years, Hongcun Village preserves many ancient Hui-style buildings of Ming and Qing Dynasties. The village was inscribed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2000 together with Xidi, another traditional village also located in Yixian County of Anhui Province. (Xinhua/Zhou Mu)