BEIJING, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
A woman wearing a face mask walks on the street in Paris, France, Nov. 18, 2020. France on Tuesday became the first European country to record over two millions of confirmed COVID-19 cases, although epidemic indicators were gradually improving, said Health General Director Jerome Salomon. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
People wearing face masks are seen at Vaughan Mills shopping mall in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, on Nov. 18, 2020. Canada's COVID-19 cases continue to increase, with the total number hitting 310,350 as of Wednesday evening, according to CTV. (Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua)
Employees dressed up as the "Grandfather Frost" and the "Snow Maiden" pose during the opening of the "Fairy Tales Path" at the "Residence of Grandfather Frost" in Moscow, Russia, Nov. 18, 2020. A total of 65 sculptures inspired by Russian and foreign fairy tales are installed along the path. (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/Xinhua)
A screen shows a visitor's body temperature when she passes the temperature measurement area of a mobile disinfection channel at Korea International Exhibition Center in Goyang of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, Nov. 18, 2020. South Korea decided Tuesday to raise its five-tier social-distancing rule by one notch in the Seoul metropolitan area amid the COVID-19 resurgence in and around the capital city. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)
A visitor takes photos at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt, on Nov. 17, 2020. Egypt celebrated on Tuesday the 118th anniversary of the establishment of the Egyptian Museum located in downtown Cairo, which is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
A runner runs along the windmills in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands, Nov. 18, 2020. The windmills of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997, are one of the most famous Dutch tourist attractions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there are hardly any tourists on site. (Photo by Sylvia Lederer/Xinhua)
A worker works at the construction site of the China-funded Binondo-Intramuros Bridge in Manila, the Philippines, Nov. 18, 2020.
The project, started in July 2018, is one of the two China-aid bridges across the Pasig River in the Philippine capital Manila. These bridges are expected to not only improve the capacity and the efficiency of Metro Manila's transportation corridor but also enhance the resilience of the country's road network against natural disasters. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)
People ski at a ski field during a snowfall in Chongli District of Zhangjiakou City, north China's Hebei Province, Nov. 18, 2020. A snowfall hit Chongli on Wednesday. (Photo by Wu Diansen/Xinhua)
A craftsman works at a pottery workshop in Wanyao Village of Mazhan Township in Tengchong, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Nov. 18, 2020. Wanyao is a village specializing in making pottery. The craftsmen in the village use unique local clay and follow the traditional process making various pottery products of plain yet practical shapes as a way to inherit the local earthenware culture. (Photo by Liang Zhiqiang/Xinhua)
Aerial photo taken on Nov. 18, 2020 shows a cloud-shrouded highway in Hefeng County, central China's Hubei Province. (Photo by Yang Shunpi/Xinhua)
Villagers celebrate their special New Year, known as the Gongbo New Year in Baji Village of Bayi District in Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov. 17, 2020. The local people follow the tradition to celebrate the Gongbo New Year on Oct. 1 by the Tibetan calendar, which fell on Nov. 16 this year. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)
Zheng Yinghai, an intangible cultural heritage inheritor of oil-paper umbrella making, works on an umbrella in Xingyang Village of Tengchong, southwest China's Yunnan Province, on Nov. 17, 2020. (Photo by Liang Zhiqiang/Xinhua)
Employees work on the construction site of Zhuogang Grand Bridge of the Huanggang-Huangmei high-speed railway in Huangmei County, central China's Hubei Province. The 125.12-km Huanggang-Huangmei high-speed railway in Hubei Province, is designed to run at a speed of 350 km per hour. (Xinhua/Du Huaju)■