Beijing, Feb. 24, 2020 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
Medical workers wear protective equipment before entering the isolation ward at Wuhan No.1 Hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)
A little girl colors a painting on the protective suit of a medical staff at the isolation ward of children infected with novel coronavirus in Wuhan Children's Hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 20, 2020. Many child patients were afraid of seeing the medical staff wrapped in protective suits in Wuhan Children's Hospital. Wang Jia, a nurse in the hospital who likes drawing, got the idea of drawing cartoons on protective suits and inviting children to color them, a way to make them relaxed. Other medical staff adopted this idea and children became more cooperative with the treatment gradually. (Wuhan Children's Hospital/Handout via Xinhua)
Han Yi (1st R, front), a medical staff member from Jiangsu Province, works at an ICU ward of the First Hospital of Wuhan City in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)
Staff members disinfect a market in Daegu, South Korea, Feb. 23, 2020. As of 4:00 p.m. local time, the number of infected patients in South Korea totaled 602, up 169 from the previous day. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has updated the figure twice a day at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time. The death toll rose from two to five. (NEWSIS/Handout via Xinhua)
Runners take part in the "Real Man Race" to celebrate the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Minsk, Belarus, Feb. 23, 2020. (Photo by Henadz Zhinkov/Xinhua)
People perform Brazilian samba dance in the parade at the 2020 National Multicultural Festival in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 22, 2020. The festival, held from Feb. 21 to 23 in Canberra, provided a stage to various cultures around the world and attracted visitors with music, dance performances and delicious food. (Photo by Chu Chen/Xinhua).
People take part in a parade marking the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow, Russia, Feb. 23, 2020. (Xinhua/Evgeny Sinitsyn)
Medical team member Wang Hong, wearing a face mask written with encouraging words by her daughter, has a video chat with her family before leaving for Hubei at the Harbin Taiping International Airport in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Feb. 23, 2020. The eighth batch of medical team comprising of 201 medical personnel from Heilongjiang Province left for Hubei Province on Sunday to help fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak there. So far, Heilongjiang has dispatched some 1,533 medical personnel to Hubei. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)
A recovered COVID-19 patient donates plasma, which will be applied to the medical treatment of the COVID-19 patients in critical condition, at the central blood center of Xingtai, north China's Hebei Province, Feb. 23, 2020. (Xinhua/Mu Yu)
A citizen pushes a motorbike in flood water at Kelapa Gading in Jakarta, Indonesia, Feb. 23, 2020. Several areas in Jakarta were flooded on Sunday morning following heavy rains overnight. (Photo by Dasril Roszandi/Xinhua)
A fighter of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) aims at a drone of the east-based Libyan National Army (LNA) at Al-Nahr frontline in Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 22, 2020. LNA has been leading a military campaign since April 2019 in and around Tripoli, attempting to take over the city and topple the UN-backed Government of National Accord under Fayez al-Sarraj. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua)
A damaged house is seen in the wake of an earthquake in Van Province, Turkey, Feb. 23, 2020. Nine people were killed on Sunday in eastern Turkey's Van Province after an earthquake hit neighboring Iran. An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck West Azerbaijan Province in northwestern Iran on Sunday, hitting Turkish-Iranian border as well. (Str/Xinhua)
An elephant plays basketball at the Elephant Festival 2020 held in northern Lao province of Xayaboury, Feb. 22, 2020. The annual festival has been held since 2007 in Xayaboury province, which lasts from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28 this year. (Photo by Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua)
Camels walk in the desert during sunrise in Jahra Governorate, Kuwait, Feb. 22, 2020. (Photo by Asad/Xinhua)■