BEIJING, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
Residents of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) step off a chartered flight after arriving at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, south China, Feb. 20, 2020. The first chartered flight arranged by the HKSAR government arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday morning, bringing 106 Hong Kong residents stranded on the novel coronavirus-inflicted Diamond Princess cruise ship back from Japan. The chartered flight landed at the Hong Kong International Airport at around 8:30 a.m. local time. The passengers were taken directly from the airport to a quarantine center in the New Territories by specially-arranged buses to undergo a 14-day quarantine. (Xinhua)
Shoes of medical workers are arranged orderly at Guanggu area of Wuhan-based Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 20, 2020. To better protect medical workers, some targeted and precise prevention measures are strictly taken during work time and off-work time by medical staff of the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University who are in Hubei to aid the fight against the virus. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)
Medical staff says goodbye to a baby who recovered from the novel coronavirus pneumonia at the Tangshan campus of the Second Hospital of Nanjing, in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 20, 2020. Nine patients, including a baby less than one year old, were discharged from the Tangshan campus of the Second Hospital of Nanjing on Thursday after they recovered from novel coronavirus infections. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)
A pharmacist processes the granules of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) at Gansu Provincial Hospital of TCM in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province, Feb. 20, 2020. TCM has been widely applied in treating the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in China as it has proved effective in improving the cure rate. (Xinhua/Fan Peishen)
Medical staff work at a traditional Chinese medicine pharmacy in Weinan City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb. 20, 2020. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been widely applied in treating the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in China as it has proved effective in improving the cure rate. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)
Workers disinfect their hands before having lunch at a plant of Sany Heavy Industry in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 20, 2020. Sany Heavy Industry has resumed production in an orderly manner under strict measures taken to prevent and control the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since Feb. 18. (Xinhua/Chen Zeguo)
A worker registers his information and takes temperature checked before entering the construction site of the Beizhijiang Asian Games venue at Fuyang District of Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 20, 2020.
The Beizhijiang Asian Games venue has resumed its construction on Thursday with strict measures being taken and relevant supplies being provided to prevent and control the novel coronavirus epidemic. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)
Students study in a hut used as classroom at a school in Haradh district of Hajjah Province, Yemen, Feb. 19, 2020.
As of the end of 2019, the war in Yemen has forced more than two million children out of school and put 3.7 million others at high risk because of the non-payment of teachers' salaries, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (Photo by Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a special meeting of the European Council at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)
The 35th Chinese medical team conduct a training lecture on the prevention and treatment of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a hospital in Khartoum, Sudan, Feb. 19, 2020.
With the aim of enhancing the capacity of early identification, diagnosis and clinical treatment of the COVID-19 among Sudanese medical workers, the lecture was given to more than 50 medical personnel and experts from both sides. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)
President of the European Council Charles Michel arrives for a special meeting of the European Council at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 20, 2020. Leaders will aim to agree on the EU's long-term budget for 2021-2027, the multiannual financial framework (MFF). (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)
A pilot waves the Syrian national flag from the cockpit of the first flight bound for the northern city of Aleppo at the Damascus International Airport in Damascus, capital of Syria, Feb. 19, 2020.
The first flight from Syria's capital Damascus to the northern city of Aleppo took off on Wednesday for the first time in eight years. (Xinhua)
Photo taken on Feb. 20, 2020 shows the site of a road mishap, involving a bus and a truck, in Avinashi area, Tiruppur district of the Tamil Nadu state, south India. The death toll in Thursday's road mishap in Tamil Nadu state has climbed up to 20, a local administration official told Xinhua over phone. (Str/Xinhua)■