BEIJING, October 13 (Xinhua) – The world in the last 24 hours. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
A health worker takes a sample from a citizen for COVID-19 tests in Qingdao, eastern China’s Shandong province, October 12, 2020.
The city of Qingdao has activated a plan to conduct a city-wide test of nucleic acids for COVID-19 after new cases were reported.
Qingdao has reported six new confirmed cases and six new asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 since new cases occurred in the city over the weekend, the municipality’s health commission said. (Xinhua / Li Ziheng)
Maintenance personnel work at a converter station in Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji, northwestern China’s autonomous region of Xinjiang Uygur, October 12, 2020. A converter station on an ultra-high voltage DC transmission line that transmits electricity from Xinjiang to Anhui in eastern China began maintenance on Monday.
During 13-day maintenance, 5G technologies will be used to ensure a smooth workflow in the electricity transmission project. (Xinhua / Ding Lei)
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (C) is taking part in her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, on October 12, 2020. The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee opened Monday – confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s candidate for the Supreme Court, as Republicans push for a final vote in the midst of a furious partisan battle for the open seat of the Supreme Court before election day on November 3. (Kevin Dietsch / Pool via Xinhua)
Aerial photo taken October 11, 2020 shows the landscape of the scenic Wujiaofeng site in Horqin’s Right Wing Middle Banner in the Hinggan League, northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Xinhua / Xu Qin)
A police officer is seen after a shooting outside the Croatian government building at St. Mark’s Square in Zagreb, Croatia, on October 12, 2020. A police officer was injured in a shooting on Monday morning outside the Croatian government building here, while the suspected shooter has fled the scene and committed suicide, according to local police. (Josip Regovic / Pixsell via Xinhua)
An employee cleans leaves in Belvedere Palace Garden in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2020. (Xinhua / Guo Chen)
Photo taken on October 11, 2020 shows an autumn view in Jinta County in Jiuquan, Northwest China’s Gansu Province. (Photo by Chen Li / Xinhua)
The pictures of the prize winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics 2020 can be seen on a screen during the prize announcement in Stockholm, 12 October 2020. The Nobel Prize in Economics 2020 was awarded to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson “for improvements in auction theory and inventions of new auction formats,” Royal Academy of Sciences here on Monday (Photo by Wei Xuechao / Xinhua)
Iga Swiatek from Poland poses for a photo with the trophy after winning the women’s singles final against Sofia Kenin in the USA at the French Open Tennis Tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, October 11, 2020. (FFT / Handout via Xinhua) ■