BEIJING, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
A medical worker is seen behind a fogged protective shield at a COVID-19 nucleic acid test point in Tiexi District, Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Jan. 5, 2021. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng)
A man walks in front of the Tower of London in London, Britain, Jan. 5, 2021. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday that England will enter a national lockdown from midnight, the third of its kind since the coronavirus pandemic began in the country. (Xinhua/Han Yan)
A woman holds a dead duck culled by the Animal Husbandry Department due to bird flu at Harippad in Alappuzha district in India's state Kerala, Jan. 5, 2021. Bird flu scare has hit the five Indian states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Haryana amid the death of crows, migratory and poultry birds, officials said Tuesday. (Str/Xinhua)
A white-collared kingfisher preens itself on a tree next to Jiak Kim Bridge along Singapore River in Singapore, Jan. 5, 2021. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)
Monkeys play at the scenic area of Shuangta Mountain in Chengde, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 5, 2021. (Photo by Wang Liqun/Xinhua)
People pose for photos at Tianyahaijiao scenic spot, or the End of the Earth, in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, Jan. 4, 2021. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)
Aerial photo taken on Jan. 5, 2021 shows students performing Taichi Fan as after class exercise at a school in Qingdao City, east China's Shandong Province. (Photo by Liang Xiaopeng/Xinhua)
Aerial photo taken on Dec. 25, 2020 shows hockey players training at the outdoor ice hockey stadium in Fuyun County, in Altay, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Sadat)
Hai Yan puts on makeup before livestreaming at Minning Hemei e-commerce poverty alleviation workshop in Yuanlong Village in Minning Township in Yinchuan, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Nov. 11, 2020.
Xihaigu, one of China's most impoverished areas located in Ningxia, saw its last impoverished county removed from the national poverty list on Nov. 16, 2020. Over 60,000 farmers in Xihaigu have been relocated to Minning Township, which has converted from a town in Gobi desert to a modernized ecological relocation demonstration town over the past two decades via a series of cooperation between Ningxia and southeast China's Fujian Province.
In 2019, an e-commerce poverty alleviation workshop, which sold specialties of Ningxia, was established in Yuanlong Village of Minning. It employed 42 women from impoverished households.
In 2020, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the workshop decided to sell the products via livestreaming to promote sales. It set up a livestreaming team consisting of six female employees including Hai Yan, Ma Yan, Bai Xiyan, Ma Yunsu, Ma Danli, and Yang Junying. (Xinhua/Feng Kaihua)
Photo taken on Jan. 5, 2021 shows the newly issued special stamps themed on the Year of the Ox in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)
Photo taken with a drone shows workers building an ice installation at the Harbin Ice-Snow World, a renowned seasonal theme park opening every winter, in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Dec. 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Xie Jianfei)
Photo taken on Jan. 5, 2021 shows the Kaizhou Lake grand bridge under construction in southwest China's Guizhou Province. The Kaizhou Lake grand bridge is part of the Weng'an-Kaiyang expressway. With a main span of 1,100 meters, the bridge is 1,257 meters in length and one of its main towers is 139 meters in height. (Xinhua/Liu Xu)■