BEIJING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
Woman volunteers carry mung bean soup for armed policemen to cool down in hot weather in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. Due to lasting heavy rainfalls, east China's Jiangxi Province raised its flood-control response from level III to level I in just three days. Besides party members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and armed police who are organized to take part in the fight against the flood, a voluntary group made up of elder women in Jiangjialing Village also devote their efforts.
Yu Fengying, team leader of the group, said that they originally got together for square dancing, but they also wanted to make some contributions as they saw so many rescuers spare no effort in fighting the flood. Therefore, these woman volunteers, having an average age of over 50 years old, packed sand bags, patrolled the dyke, and also took the responsibility of taking care of the daily life of the soldiers. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)
Aerial photo taken on July 12, 2020 shows the construction site of a breached dyke in Poyang Town of Poyang County, east China's Jiangxi Province. The embankment of a river in east China's Jiangxi Province was breached late Wednesday following continuous torrential rains, forcing over 9,000 residents to evacuate. (Xinhua/Zhang Haobo)
An man cleans the yard of the Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, capital of Balkh province, northern Afghanistan, July 12, 2020. After a five-month shutdown due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the Blue Mosque has reopened to the public recently. (Photo by Kawa Basharat/Xinhua)
Tanzanian President John Magufuli attends the 10th national congress of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party in Dodoma, Tanzania, July 11, 2020. The CCM party national congress on Saturday endorsed President John Magufuli as its presidential candidate in the October general election. On Friday, the party picked Minister for Defense and National Service Hussein Mwinyi as the presidential candidate for Zanzibar, which forms the union with the Tanzanian mainland. (Xinhua)
Customers shop at a duty-free shop in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province, July 12, 2020. Starting July 1, Hainan has increased its annual tax-free shopping quota from 30,000 yuan (4,261 U.S. dollars) to 100,000 yuan per person each year.
The categories of duty-free goods have also been expanded from 38 to 45, with some electronic products such as mobile phones and laptops added to the duty-free list. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)
A staff member feeds milk to Tibetan antelope babies at the Zhuonai Lake protection station in Hol Xil, northwest China's Qinghai Province, July 7, 2020. Altogether 11 Tibetan antelope babies have been rescued during the reproduction and migration season of the animal at the Zhuonai Lake protection station. Zhuonai Lake, also called the "large delivery room" of Tibetan antelopes, greets the reproduction of the animal every May to July as large numbers of Tibetan antelopes migrate here to give birth to their babies. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)
Aerial photo taken on July 12, 2020 shows a view of Guye District of Tangshan City in north China's Hebei Province. A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Guye District of Tangshan City in north China's Hebei Province at 6:38 a.m. Sunday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
No casualties have been reported so far. The public are in a stable mood and the emergency response work is being carried out in an orderly manner, according to the city government's information office. (Xinhua/Mu Yu)
A rescuer patrols the river in Hankou of Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, July 11, 2020. The water level of the Yangtze River at the Hankou station stood at 28.51 meters on Saturday, more than one meter above the warning level. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)
A boy walks through a swarm of desert locusts in Sanaa, Yemen, July 12, 2020. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said that the desert locust threat in Africa is one of the biggest challenges facing the world's food systems, already creating devastating impacts in East Africa and Yemen. According to FAO, a small swarm of the pests can in one day eat crops that could have otherwise fed 35,000 people. (Photo by Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua)
Armed policemen move sand bags for dyke reinforcement in Poyang County, east China's Jiangxi Province, July 12, 2020. Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake located in the eastern province of Jiangxi, has seen its water level rise to a record high on Sunday, according to the provincial department of water resources.
At around 12:00 a.m. Sunday, the water level at the lake's Xingzi hydrological station rose to 22.53 meters, 0.01 meters higher than the record in 1998, and continued going up, said the department. (Photo by Cao Xianxun/Xinhua)
The water level at the Xingzi hydrological station of the Poyang Lake surpasses its record in 1998 in east China's Jiangxi Province, July 12, 2020. The Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake located in the eastern province of Jiangxi, saw its water level rise to a record high Saturday midnight, according to the provincial department of water resources. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)
Aerial photo taken on July 12, 2020 shows a worker drying day lily flowers at a food plant in Huangtupu Township of Qidong County in Hengyang, central China's Hunan Province. Qidong is well known for its day lily products. (Xinhua/Zhao Zhongzhi)■