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Xinhua Photos of the Day (Jan. 8)

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08 Jan 2021, 17:18 GMT+10

BEIJING, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

Undated photo provided by Dalian Ocean University shows members of the university's anti-epidemic volunteer team delivering supplies to students' dormitory at the university in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province. In response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the city, Dalian Ocean University closed the campus on Dec. 21, 2020. A total of 17 young people, with an average age of 19, joined the volunteer team, delivering food, necessities and epidemic prevention materials for teachers and students quarantined in the dorm area. They have delivered 12,219 meals for 5,109 teachers and students. (Dalian Ocean University/Handout via Xinhua)

Undated photo provided by Dalian Ocean University shows members of the university's anti-epidemic volunteer team delivering supplies to students' dormitory at the university in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province. In response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the city, Dalian Ocean University closed the campus on Dec. 21, 2020. (Dalian Ocean University/Handout via Xinhua)

A medical worker writes encouraging words on a colleague's protective suit at a community COVID-19 testing site in Yuhua District of Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 7, 2021. Shijiazhuang started to conduct citywide nucleic acid tests covering all residents on Wednesday. The city has set up 5,011 sites to collect swab samples for the tests. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)

Aerial photo shows workers sprinkling salt to clear ice off the road on Yachi River Bridge in southwest China's Guizhou Province, Jan. 7, 2021. Workers sprinkled salt on roads to ensure traffic safety after snow and rain hit Guizhou Province on Thursday. (Xinhua/Tao Liang)

A citizen plays Taijiquan, a kind of traditional martial arts, in snow at a park in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 7, 2021. Chengdu witnessed a snowfall on Thursday. (Xinhua/Liu Mengqi)

Aerial photo taken on Jan. 7, 2021 shows the snow view of tea gardens in Xianchigou Village of Zhushan Town, Xuan'en County, Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hubei Province. (Photo by Song Wen/Xinhua)

Photo shows a joint session of the Congress to certify the 2020 election results at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., the United States, Jan. 6, 2021. The U.S. Congress certified Joe Biden's presidential election victory early Thursday morning, after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, halting the certification process for several hours. (J. Scott Applewhite/Pool via Xinhua)

People wearing face masks walk on a street in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 7, 2021. (Photo by Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua)

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaking at a news conference is seen on screens in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 7, 2021. The prime minister declared a state of emergency in the Tokyo metropolitan area including Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures on Thursday, authorizing tougher measures to fight a resurgence in COVID-19 infections. The state of emergency will be effective from Friday to Feb. 7, with measures including urging people to stay at home and calling for restaurants and bars to stop serving alcohol by 7 p.m. and close by 8 p.m. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)

The Azadi Tower is illuminated in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 6, 2021, to commemorate the 176 victims of the Ukrainian plane crash. The Ukraine passenger flight was hit on Jan. 8, 2020, by Iranian missiles shortly after it took off from Tehran, killing all 176 people on board. Iran said that its forces "accidentally" shot the plane down. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Jan. 7, 2021 shows the scene of an oil tanker explosion on the Oshodi-Apapa expressway in Lagos, Nigeria. A tanker conveying petroleum product on Thursday morning rolled over and burst into flames on the Oshodi-Apapa expressway in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub causing panic among commuters plying the route. (Photo by Emma Niel/Xinhua)

First-placed Linus Strasser of Germany celebrates on the podium after winning the FIS Alpine Ski Men's World Cup Slalom in Zagreb, Croatia, Jan. 6, 2021. (Slavko Midzor/Pixsell via Xinhua)■

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