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Xinhua Photos of the Day (Jan. 12)

12 Jan 2021, 17:30 GMT+10

BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

© Provided by Xinhua | A medical worker inoculates a recipient with a COVID-19 vaccine at a temporary inoculation site in Haidian District in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 6, 2021. Over 1 million people in Beijing had received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of 11 a.m. Monday, the municipal health commission said. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

© Provided by Xinhua | A customer buys vegetables at a supermarket in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 11, 2021. China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 2.5 percent year on year in 2020, staying within the government's annual target of around 3.5 percent. (Photo by Sun Zhongnan/Xinhua)

© Provided by Xinhua | File photo taken on Jan. 7, 2021 shows Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the U.S. House of Representatives speaking during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the United States. Pelosi said on Sunday that Democrats are ready to start proceedings to impeach outgoing President Donald Trump for a second time in just over a year. (Photo by Ting Shen/Xinhua)

© Provided by Xinhua | Aerial photo taken on Jan. 11, 2021 shows a view of the Pacific international container terminal at the Tianjin Port of north China's Tianjin Municipality. The Tianjin Port set a new record of 18.35 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) for its container throughput in 2020, or a year-on-year growth of 6.1 percent. (Xinhua/Zhao Zishuo)

© Provided by Xinhua | A health worker collects a COVID-19 PCR swab from a child at a hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, on Jan. 11, 2021. Lebanon's Higher Defense Council declared on Monday a state of emergency between Jan. 14-25 that includes a total lockdown in hope to restrict further spread of COVID-19, Al-Jadeed local TV channel reported. (Xinhua/Bilal Jawich)

© Provided by Xinhua | Members of a medical team load supplies on vehicles at Tianjin Emergency Center in Tianjin, north China, Jan. 11, 2021. As the second batch of medical emergency aid from Tianjin to Hebei Province, the team consists of 87 medical workers, flanked by 20 ambulances and two other vehicles loaded with supplies for epidemic prevention and control. (Xinhua/Li Ran)

© Provided by Xinhua | People wearing face masks walk past Chinese New Year decorations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 11, 2021. Malaysia will tighten movement restriction measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 for two weeks starting Jan. 13, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Monday.

© Provided by Xinhua | In a televised speech, Muhyiddin said the decision was made following spikes in confirmed COVID-19 cases that have driven the country's medical system to a "breaking point". (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)

© Provided by Xinhua | People wearing face masks ride on a street in Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 11, 2021. Thailand on Monday reported 249 new COVID-19 cases, including a nine-month-old infant, according to the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

© Provided by Xinhua | Of the new cases, 224 were local infections while 25 others were those in quarantine upon arrival from abroad, CCSA spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin told a daily press conference. (Xinhua/Rachen Sageamsak)

© Provided by Xinhua | Andrew Cheung Kui-nung (L), the new chief justice of the Court of Final Appeal of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), is sworn in, Jan. 11, 2021. Cheung took the judicial oath at Government House, administered by the HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam. (Xinhua)

© Provided by Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the virtual One Planet Summit at the UN headquarters in New York, on Jan. 11, 2021. Guterres on Monday called for greater efforts to protect biodiversity and step up climate action. (Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo/Handout via Xinhua)

© Provided by Xinhua | Aerial photo taken on Jan. 4, 2021 shows a panoramic view of a nuclear power unit in the city of Fuqing, southeast China's Fujian Province. The nuclear power unit in Fuqing uses Hualong One technology, a domestically developed third-generation reactor design. (Xinhua)

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