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Xinhua Photos of the Day (Dec. 19)

19 Dec 2020, 14:51 GMT+10

BEIJING, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech at the Bundestag in Berlin, capital of Germany, Dec. 18, 2020. Guterres on Friday praised Germany as a "force for peace" during a speech at the Bundestag, Germany's parliament. (Henning Schacht/Deutscher Bundestag/Handout via Xinhua)

Visitors look at the Bellevue Palace illuminated by light projection of the German word meaning "sticking together" in Berlin, capital of Germany, Dec. 17, 2020. A light projection with the theme "Lichtblick (Ray of Hope)" was held at Bellevue Palace in Berlin, aiming to call on solidarity among the public to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

Photo taken on Dec. 18, 2020 shows a pair of newborn conjoined twins lying in an incubator at the Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. Doctors say the twins need to go abroad for a complicated operation in order to separate them. (Photo by Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 16, 2020 shows village doctor Yu Jiajun making a visit by boat to patients on an isolated reservoir islet in Jinzhai County of Lu'an, east China's Anhui Province. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

A dose of COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at the Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center in central Israeli city of Ramat Gan on Dec. 17, 2020. Israel will launch its coronavirus vaccination campaign on Sunday. (Gideon Markowicz/JINI via Xinhua)

A ship is incinerated during a Wangchuan ceremony in Malacca, Malaysia, Nov. 16, 2020. During the online meeting of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on Thursday, "Wangchuan ceremony and related practices for maintaining the sustainable connection between man and the ocean", jointly nominated by Malaysia and China, was included as intangible cultural heritage items on the UNESCO list. According to the UNESCO lists, the Wangchuan ceremony and related practices are rooted in folk customs of worshipping and developed in China's Minnan region between the 15th and 17th centuries. The element is now centered in the coastal areas of Xiamen Bay and Quanzhou Bay, as well as in the Chinese communities in Malacca, Malaysia. (Photo by Roger Sim Teck Guan/Xinhua)

Crew members of Ineos Team UK (L) compete against crew members of Emirates Team New Zealand during the second day's competition at the America's Cup World Series in Auckland, New Zealand, Dec. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Guo Lei)

The Shiyan 6 scientific research ship is delivered in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Dec. 18, 2020. The oceangoing geophysical research ship was added to China's fleet of marine research vessels on Friday. It is the country's first scientific research vessel focusing on geophysical exploration. Built at a cost of 500 million yuan (76.5 million U.S. dollars), the vessel is 90.6 meters long and 17 meters wide, with a maximum speed of 17 knots. (Xinhua/Lu Hanxin)

People watch the first flight landing at Xiannyushan Airport in southwest China's Chongqing, Dec. 18, 2020. Xiannyushan Airport, the fifth civil airport in Chongqing, officially opened on Friday. The airport is located 1,745.04 meters above sea level, with a total terminal area of 6,000 square meters. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

Snow sculptors work on the main sculpture in the compound of the 33rd Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Exposition in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Dec. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

Passengers use their smartphones to capture images from a train compartment of Chengdu Metro Line 9, the first fully automated subway line in west China, in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

An artist embroiders a Kashmiri bag at his shop in Jammu, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 18, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 27, 2020 shows the scanning electron microscope in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China's Chang'e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers during a protest against the expansion of Jewish settlements in Kufr Qadoom village near the West Bank city of Nablus, Dec. 18, 2020. (Photo by Ayman Nobani/Xinhua)■

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