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Xinhua Photos of the Day (Nov. 17)

17 Nov 2020, 13:44 GMT+10

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

Greek climbing athlete and medical student Manthos Valsamidis trains on a climbing wall in the living room of his house in Thessaloniki, Greece, on Nov. 10, 2020.

What happens when an athlete addicted to climbing rocks is forced by the COVID-19 lockdown to remain indoors? The answer came easy to 21-year-old Greek climbing athlete and medical student Manthos Valsamidis: he built a climbing wall in his living room to stay in shape. Greece entered a second full nationwide lockdown on Nov. 7, which is scheduled to last until Nov. 30 as part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Dimitris Tosidis/Xinhua)

A specially painted plane of Qantas makes a 100-minute celebration flight over Sydney, Australia, Nov. 16, 2020, to mark the centennial of the airline. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

A medical worker wearing protective gear is seen outside a COVID-19 assessment center in Toronto, Canada, on Nov. 16, 2020.

Canada reported a total of 301,332 cases and 11,007 deaths as of Monday evening, according to CTV. (Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua)

Participants of an education program learn about LIKU, a robotic teaching facilitator, at a senior citizen welfare center in Yangcheon District of Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 16, 2020.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is working with the Seoul Digital Foundation to promote digital education for senior citizens in Seoul, which is also part of the Robot Promotion and Supply Initiative of South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)

Houses are destroyed by Typhoon Vamco in Rizal Province, the Philippines, Nov. 16, 2020.

Typhoon Vamco, which ransacked the country from Wednesday to Thursday, triggered severe flooding and landslides in many parts of the main island of Luzon. The total death toll from Typhoon Vamco has climbed to 69 recorded in six regions in Luzon. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)

A staff member sanitizes the seats of a cinema in Kampala, capital of Uganda, Nov. 15, 2020.

According to the Ugandan Ministry of Health, cinema halls, gyms and massage parlors reopened from Nov. 14, with persons attending such events maintaining a two-meter distance. (Photo by Hajarah Nalwadda/Xinhua)

A medical worker collects swab samples from a passenger at a COVID-19 testing booth in Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Nov. 15, 2020.

(Photo by Gil Cohen Magen/Xinhua)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with his ATP World No. 1 trophy at the ATP World Tour Finals 2020 in London, Britain, on Nov. 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

Wind turbine blades are seen at a port of a company in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu Province, Nov. 16, 2020.

China's value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, went up 6.9 percent year on year in October, the same as that of September, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Monday. (Xinhua/Wang Chun)

A bride has her head decoration arranged during a traditional wedding ceremony held in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, Nov. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

Liu Ying (1st L), He Changle (2nd L) and village officers help carry melons planted by villagers in Dongqin Village, Congjiang County of southwest China's Guizhou Province, Nov. 11, 2020.

Located in the area of the Yueliang Mountain, Congjiang County is one of the nine counties in Guizhou that still fight against poverty. After graduating from college, He Changle, joined his mother Liu Ying, became a poverty relief assistant in Dongqin Village of Congjiang County at the end of 2019. They help and encourage each other in work and become models in the poverty relief work here. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)■

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