Beijing, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) — The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
Funeral workers wearing face masks and protective suits carry the coffin of a suspected COVID-19 victim at Pondok Ranggon cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 29, 2020.
Global COVID-19 deaths reached the grim milestone of 1 million on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Agung Kuncahya B.)
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (on the left screen) addresses the High-Level Meeting on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond at the UN headquarters in New York, on Sept. 29, 2020.
Convened by the UN chief, together with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the high-level meeting of heads of state and government was aimed at reflecting the work done over the last five months by finance ministries, the United Nations, and other international organizations and some of the world’s leading economists to find the policy options and solutions that can advance comprehensive multilateral response to the devastating social and economic impacts of COVID-19. (Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo/Handout via Xinhua)
A man watches the women’s singles first-round match between Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic and Mayar Sherif of Egypt at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Sept. 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
Aerial photo taken on Sept. 13, 2020 shows an empty beach in Phuket, Thailand.
Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Monday said it will allow more categories of foreigners into the country from October onwards. (Xinhua/Zhang Keren)
A building is illuminated with the image of late Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on Sept. 29, 2020.
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah passed away at the age of 91 on Tuesday. (Xinhua)
People prepare to destroy confiscated unlicensed firearms in the Hajar Al Asal area in northern Sudan, on Sept. 29, 2020.
The Sudanese government on Tuesday destroyed 300,000 unlicensed firearms confiscated as part of the National Project for Collecting Firearms. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)
Quim Torra, leader of the Catalan region in the northeast of Spain, leaves the Sant Jaume Square in Barcelona, Spain, on Sept. 28, 2020.
The Spanish Supreme Court on Monday upheld a ruling prohibiting Quim Torra from holding public office for a year and a half. (Photo by Joan Gosa/Xinhua)
Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2020 shows a man walking by a house damaged during clashes in the Tartar district bordering the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region entered the third day on Tuesday, with both countries trading accusations over which side escalated the conflict and shelled civilians. (Photo by Tofik Babayev/Xinhua)
Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2020 shows an empty metro station during a public transportation warning strike in Berlin, capital of Germany.
Berlin’s public transportation services including bus, metro, and tram were disrupted from 3:00 a.m. Tuesday due to a warning strike held in a dispute over working conditions and wages. (Photo by Binh Truong/Xinhua)
Festive lanterns are lit up for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival at the Chinatown of Singapore, Sept. 29, 2020.
The Mid-Autumn Festival in 2020 falls on Oct. 1. (Photo by Then Chih Wey/Xinhua)
People pose for photos near the Jade Rabbit lanterns at Kwai Chai Hong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept. 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)
Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2020 shows giant panda cubs making a debut at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan Province. (Photo by Zhang Kefan/Xinhua)
Enthusiasts in air sports perform during the opening of the 12th Air Sports Culture and Tourism Festival in Anyang, central China’s Henan Province, Sept. 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Feng Dapeng)
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drops an illuminating projectile during the achievement presentation of the police UAV training courses for senior police officers in Anshan, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, Sept. 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Yin Gang)
Photo taken on Sept. 27, 2020 shows the lifting operation at the construction site of the 156 Megawatt (MW) Senj Wind Farm project in Senj, Croatia.
In Senj, a small city on the Adriatic coast of western Croatia, locals are used to the sight of heavy-duty vehicles transporting supersized machines. In the Velebit Mountains a few kilometers away, Chinese and Croatian workers are constructing the country’s largest wind farm. (Photo by Ding Decai/Xinhua)
Aerial photo taken on Sept. 28, 2020 shows people working on a pylon at the Taklimakan Desert in Hotan Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
As a result of industrial development and the optimizing of energy structure from coal to electricity in recent years, the power demand in Hotan Prefecture has increased. The State Grid Xinjiang Electric Power Co., Ltd. has correspondingly pushed forward the projects of 220 KV transformer substations in Hotan City and Qira County, which are expected to be put into use by the end of this year, as a way to optimize the electric power network and improve the capacity of electric power supply. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)
Aerial photo taken on Sept. 28, 2020 shows the autumn scenery of Hom in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Sadat)■