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Xinhua Photos of the Day (Dec. 24)

24 Dec 2020, 17:18 GMT+10

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

A Christmas tree with names of those who died during Beirut port explosion is seen near a damaged grain silo, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Dec. 22, 2020. Two huge explosions rocked Beirut's port on Aug. 4, killing at least 190 people while wounding around 6,000 others in addition to leaving 300,000 people homeless. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Xinhua)

A man in Santa Claus costume gives food and face masks to a girl and her mother as Christmas gifts amid the COVID-19 outbreak at a slum area in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, Dec. 23, 2020. (Photo by Septianjar/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Dec. 22, 2020 shows the production line of the Russian "Sputnik V" vaccine at a pharmaceutical plant in the Karaganda Region of Kazakhstan. A Kazakh biopharmaceutical company began producing the Russian "Sputnik V" vaccine against COVID-19 from Dec. 21 and the first batch of 6,000 doses of vaccine has been made, the Kazakh health ministry announced. (Photo by Kalizhan Ospanov/Xinhua)

A pedestrian walks past a Christmas decoration in New York, the United States, Dec. 22, 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic rampages through the country this year, people here have to go through an unusual holiday season. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Visitors view exhibits at the "1420: Nanjing to Beijing" cultural relics exhibition marking the 600th anniversary of the capital relocation of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) from Nanjing to Beijing, which took place in 1420, at Nanjing Museum Administration in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 22, 2020. (Photo by Su Yang/Xinhua)

Contestants play a bowling game during a winter leisure sports activity in Cangxian County, north China's Hebei Province, Dec. 23, 2020. (Photo by Zhou Yang/Xinhua)

Actor Nomura Mansai (2nd R) speaks at a press briefing in Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 23, 2020. The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee announced on Wednesday that Hiroshi Sasaki has replaced actor Nomura Mansai to become the chief executive creative director of next year's opening and closing ceremonies, who will be responsible for revising the program for the opening and closing ceremonies of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The organizers said the ceremonies will be "in tune with the situation next summer," and will "likely take a simpler and more restrained approach designed to reflect the overall simplification of the Games and the potential need to still consider COVID-19 countermeasures." (Tokyo 2020 organizing committee/Handout via Xinhua)

A police officer talks to a group of primary school students about the risks of drug usage during an anti-drug awareness campaign in Handan, north China's Hebei Province, Dec. 23, 2020. (Photo by Hao Qunying/Xinhua)

Photo taken with a mobile phone shows rescuers working at an explosion site in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Dec. 22, 2020. Eight people were killed and 15 others injured when a boiler of an ice factory exploded in Karachi on Tuesday, local reports said. (Str/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 23, 2020 shows the construction site of the Xiongan Railway Station along the Beijing-Xiongan intercity railway in Xiongan New Area, north China's Hebei Province. (Xinhua/Mu Yu)

Crew members pose for photos in front of Fuxing CR400AF bullet trains at a train depot in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Dec. 23, 2020. The Fuxing CR400AF trains were debuted Wednesday in Chongqing, and were expected to start operation Thursday on the high-speed rail line from Shapingba Railway Station in Chongqing to Chengdu East Railway Station in southwest China's Sichuan Province. Travel time between the two cities will be reduced from 78 minutes to 62 minutes. (Xinhua/Tang Yi)

Artists of the Poco Loco Theatre perform in an adaptation of the classic tale "Little Red Riding Hood" in a park amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Zagreb, Croatia, Dec. 6, 2020. (Photo by Kresimir Saric/Xinhua)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement during a televised press conference at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, Dec. 22, 2020. Israel's parliament was dissolved on Tuesday night amid a political crisis between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz, triggering the fourth elections in two years. The next elections are scheduled to take place on March 23. (Yonatan Sindel/JINI via Xinhua)

Shen Zijie (L) of Shenzhen Aviators vies with Liu Guancen of Shanxi Loongs during the 21st round match between Shanxi Loongs and Shenzhen Aviators at the 2020-2021 season of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league in Zhuji, east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)

People walk under light decorations for the New Year in Moscow, Russia, Dec. 23, 2020. (Xinhua/Evgeny Sinitsyn)■

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