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Xinhua Photos of the Day (Dec. 15)

15 Dec 2020, 16:30 GMT+10

BEIJING, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

A healthcare worker prepares to administrate a COVID-19 vaccine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, the United States, Dec. 14, 2020. The United States started the rollout of its first COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, as the first doses were administered to health care workers and nursing home staffers. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

A staff member cleans a stone piece from the Dazu Rock Carvings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at a lab for cultural relic restoration in Dazu District, southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Dec. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Li He)

Members of a bomb disposal unit check a cylinder-shaped war-time bomb found buried at the construction site of Bangladesh's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in capital Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Dec. 14, 2020. Another 250-kg wartime bomb was on Monday found at now the construction site of Bangladesh's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in capital Dhaka, said the Defense Ministry's Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) department. Earlier this month, workers found a bomb of the same kind at the same construction site. (ISPR/Handout via Xinhua)

Staff members work at the construction site of the Qingyang Railway Station along the Yinchuan-Xi'an high-speed railway in Qingyang, northwest China's Gansu Province, on Dec. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Feng Kaihua)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 12, 2020 shows floating ice flowing along the Yumenkou section of the Yellow River in north China's Shanxi Province. (Xinhua)

A cook prepares "Harisa", a traditional Kashmiri winter dish, before serving it to customers at his shop in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)

Workers make osmanthus-flavoured "nian gao" rice cakes at a local patisserie in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 14, 2020. (Photo by Hang Xingwei/Xinhua)

Two girls play at the otter-themed escapade Otah & Friends at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, Dec. 14, 2020. (Photo by Then Chih Wey/Xinhua)

Aerial photo shows children playing a game on stilts at a kindergarten in Laoting County, north China's Hebei Province, Dec. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Mu Yu)

Eric Moreland (2nd R) of Shanxi Loongs passes the ball during the 18th round match between Sichuan Blue Whales and Shanxi Loongs at the 2020-2021 season of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league in Zhuji, east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

A Yu Opera artist performs alongside a symphony orchestra at Beijing Concert Hall in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Jin Liangkuai)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 14, 2020 shows the construction site of the main tower for the 22nd Harbin Ice-Snow World, a renowned seasonal theme park opening every winter, in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. (Xinhua/Xie Jianfei)

This simulated image shows the orbital correction en route to Earth of China's Chang'e-5 probe.

China's Chang'e-5 probe on Monday completed its first orbital correction en route to Earth, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

The orbital correction was conducted at 11:13 a.m. (Beijing Time) when the two 25N engines on the orbiter-returner combination were operational for about 28 seconds.

The CNSA said all systems on the orbiter-returner combination that carries lunar samples are currently in good condition. (CNSA/Handout via Xinhua)■

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