BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
A health worker takes a swab sample from a citizen for COVID-19 test in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 12, 2020.
The city of Qingdao has activated a plan to conduct a city-wide nucleic acid testing for COVID-19 after new cases were reported.
Qingdao has reported six new confirmed cases and six new asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 since fresh cases emerged in the city over the weekend, the municipal health commission said. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)
Maintenance staff work at a converter station in Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Oct. 12, 2020. A converter station on an ultra-high-voltage direct current transmission line transmitting electricity from Xinjiang to Anhui in east China started maintenance on Monday.
During the 13-day maintenance, 5G technologies will be used to ensure the smooth workflow of the electricity transmission project. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (C) attends her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the United States, on Oct. 12, 2020. The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday began a four-day confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, as Republicans push for a final floor vote amidst a raging partisan battle over the open seat at the high court before November 3 Election Day. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Xinhua)
Aerial photo taken on Oct. 11, 2020 shows the scenery in the Wujiaofeng scenic spot in Horqin Right Wing Middle Banner of Hinggan League, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Xu Qin)
A policeman is seen after a shooting outside the Croatian government building at St. Mark's Square in Zagreb, Croatia, Oct. 12, 2020. A police officer was wounded in a shooting on Monday morning outside the Croatian government building here, while the suspected gunman has fled the scene and committed suicide, according to local police. (Josip Regovic/Pixsell via Xinhua)
A staff member cleans leaves in Belvedere Palace Garden in Vienna, Austria, Oct. 12, 2020. (Xinhua/Guo Chen)
Photo taken on Oct. 11, 2020 shows an autumn view in Jinta County of Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province. (Photo by Chen Li/Xinhua)
The photos of Laureates of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics are seen on a screen during the prize announcement in Stockholm, Sweden, Oct. 12, 2020. The 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson "for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced here on Monday. (Photo by Wei Xuechao/Xinhua)
Iga Swiatek of Poland poses for a photo with the trophy after winning the women's singles final against Sofia Kenin of the United States at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 11, 2020. (FFT/Handout via Xinhua)■