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Xinhua Photos of the Day (Nov. 12)

12 Nov 2020, 18:30 GMT+10

The giant screen shows sales on Alibaba's e-commerce platform hitting 498.2 billion yuan (about 74.10 billion U.S. dollars) in gross merchandise volume (GMV) during the annual Singles' Day online shopping spree at Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, on Nov. 12, 2020. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

BEIJING, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

Workers sort out packages at a sorting center in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu Province, Nov. 11, 2020. The Singles' Day Shopping Spree, or Double-11 Shopping Spree, Chinese equivalent of Cyber Monday or Black Friday, is an annual online shopping spree falling on Nov. 11 for Chinese consumers since 2009. Each year the express delivery industry will face package peak after the shopping spree. (Photo by Geng Yuhe/Xinhua)

Sun Yan shows her online clothes store in Sunzhuang Village in Caoxian County of Heze City, east China's Shandong Province, Nov. 10, 2020. Sunzhuang Village thrives on e-commerce business. Among some 760 households in the village, more than 560 run online clothes stores on, Alibaba's main e-commerce site. The village's sales volume of costumes exceeded 200 million yuan (about 30.22 million U.S. dollars) in 2019. (Xinhua/Wang Kai)

An ARJ21 jetliner passes a water gate at the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, southwest China, Nov. 10, 2020.

China Express Airlines, a Chinese private regional carrier, received its first ARJ21 regional jetliner on Tuesday in Chongqing Municipality, according to the aircraft's developer.

The plane will join the fleet of China Express and sustain the airline's progress in regional air transport, said the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC).

This is the 39th ARJ21 aircraft delivered into the market since the first one was put in service in 2016. The delivery shows the plane has gained recognition from more customers after more than four years of commercial operations, COMAC said. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

An automatic hamburger-making robot is seen at the 22nd China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) held in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 11, 2020.

The 22nd CHTF kicked off on Wednesday in southern China's tech hub Shenzhen, with more than 3,300 online and offline exhibitors from home and abroad, showcasing some 10,000 mind-boggling technology products.

Themed "Transforming the Future with Technology and Driving Development with Innovation," this year's CHTF will display the latest achievements in biomedicine, smart medicare, online education, and other emerging industries. It will also parade new types of businesses empowered by 5G, smart sensing, mobile payment, blockchain, and shared manufacturing. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

Photo taken on Oct. 3, 2020 shows the 88-year-old Gama Deleg, an inheritor of the art of thangka painting, with his apprentices in Kabma Township of Qamdo, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Photo taken on Nov. 10, 2020 shows fire fighters working to extinguish the blaze at a chemical factory in Bapuji Nagar, in Bangalore, India. (Str/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 11, 2020 shows a damaged military vehicle at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. Two police officers were killed and another wounded after an improvised bomb tore apart a police van in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, the capital police confirmed. (Str/Xinhua)

A shot is fired from a cannon during a commemoration of Armistice Day, 102 years after the end of the first World War (WWI), at the Saluting Battery in Valletta, Malta, Nov. 11, 2020. (Photo by Jonathan Borg/Xinhua)

People attend a rally marking the 16th anniversary of the death of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank village of Dura near Hebron, Nov. 11, 2020. (Photo by Mamoun Wazwaz/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on Nov. 10, 2020 shows a night market in Shouchang Township of Jiande City, east China's Zhejiang Province.

Shouchang, a small town in mountainous area of Zhejiang, has set up a special night market bringing together night-time booths and more than 30 restaurants, in an effort to enrich people's leisure time and boost local economy.

The night market has received over 720,000 tourist trips and raked in 76.33 million yuan (about 11.57 million U.S. dollars) since it opened during the Labor Day holiday. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

People take evening walks along Singapore's Upper Seletar Reservoir on Nov. 11, 2020. (Photo by Then Chih Wey/Xinhua)■

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