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Xinhua Photos of the Day (Dec. 1)

01 Dec 2020, 17:51 GMT+10

BEIJING, Dec.1 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

Technical personnel work at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 30, 2020. China's Chang'e-5 probe is preparing for a soft landing on the moon to undertake the country's first collection of samples from an extraterrestrial body. The lander-ascender combination of the spacecraft separated from its orbiter-returner combination at 4:40 a.m. Monday (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration. (BACC/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 27, 2020 shows Asian elephant Kaavan at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan. A lonely Asian elephant from Pakistan arrived in Cambodia by a chartered cargo plane Monday afternoon after spending nearly 35 years in an Islamabad zoo, Cambodian Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said. Pheaktra said Kaavan, the 35-year-old bull elephant, had been transported to the Kulen Prum Tep wildlife sanctuary in Northern Cambodia's Oddor Meanchey province soon after his arrival at the Siem Reap international airport in Northwest Siem Reap province. Pheaktra, who greeted the elephant's arrival at the airport, said once Kaavan feels at home in a controlled setting, he will be released into the sanctuary. (Str/Xinhua)

People visit the 17th China-ASEAN Expo at Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nov. 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Cao Yiming)

Workers work at the construction site of the Sanhe section of the Beijing-Tangshan intercity railway in Langfang City, north China's Hebei Province, Nov. 30, 2020. The 148.74-kilometer intercity railway linking Beijing, capital of China, and Tangshan, a port city in north China's Hebei Province, is under construction with a designed speed of 350 kilometers per hour. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

Rescuers work at the site of a coal mine flooding accident in Leiyang, central China's Hunan Province, Nov. 29, 2020. More than 10 people have been trapped after a coal mine was flooded in central China's Hunan Province on Sunday, local authorities said. The accident took place around 11:30 a.m. in a coal mine in the city of Leiyang, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management. (Xinhua/Chen Sihan)

A man takes selfie in front of a car lighted by demonstrators during clashes with police in a protest in Paris, France, Nov. 28, 2020. Violence broke out between police and demonstrators in Paris and other French cities during protests on Saturday against a controversial draft law that restricts publishing police images. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)

Photo taken with mobile phone shows firefighters trying to extinguish fire of a burning vehicle at the accident site in Sheikhupura district of Pakistan's east Punjab province on Nov. 30, 2020. Thirteen people were killed and 15 others injured in a passenger van-bus collision in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Monday morning, local media reported. (Str/Xinhua)

Relatives of prisoners gather outside the Mahara Prison on the outskirts of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, Nov. 30, 2020. The death toll rose to eight on Monday in an attempted prison break from the maximum-security prison in Mahara while 45 were injured, police said. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

A villager stretches noodles at Huangjiazhuang Village in Maiji District of Tianshui City, northwest China's Gansu Province, Nov. 30, 2020. Noodle making in the village has a history of more than 200 years. The noodles are not only popular locally, but also sold across the country through e-commerce platform. (Xinhua/Ma Xiping)

A full moon is pictured in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 29, 2020. The Tazaungdaing Festival, also known as the Festival of Lights, falls on the full moon day in the eighth month of the traditional Myanmar calendar. It is celebrated as a national holiday in Myanmar and marks the end of the rainy season. (Photo by U Aung/Xinhua)

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