Xinhua Photos of the Day (Aug. 13)



BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

A constructor works at a height of about 500 meters at the construction site of a high rise building in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Aug. 11, 2020. The constructors need to deal with the height and the summer heat. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Rescuers take a rest after working for over ten hours at Babu Township of Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 12, 2020. Heavy rain is continuing to wreak havoc in Sichuan Province, with tens of thousands of residents evacuated, houses damaged and roads blocked.

Torrential rain starting from Monday evening in the province has left six people dead and five others missing, and has forced more than 40,000 residents to evacuate as of Wednesday noon, according to the province's flood control and drought relief headquarters.

Around 107,000 people had been affected by the rain across the province, with 14 rivers swollen by floodwater, it said. (Xinhua)

Riders compete during a horse racing event in Nagqu of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Rufeng)

Elephants eat fruits and vegetables during celebrations of the World Elephant Day at the Wild Elephant Valley scenic spot in Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 12, 2020. (Photo by Chen Xinbo/Xinhua)

A villager shows a lotus flower in a greenhouse at Caotangtuo Village of Luanzhou, north China's Hebei Province, Aug. 12, 2020. Flower industry has helped increase incomes for local villagers. (Xinhua/Mu Yu)

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) walks past the Ohio Clock Corridor on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the United States, Aug. 10, 2020. Mitch McConnell on Tuesday urged the White House and congressional Democrats to restart negotiations on the next COVID-19 relief bill after talks broke down last week. (Photo by Ting Shen/Xinhua)

Nepalese army personnel wearing protective suits pay tribute to the body of a COVID-19 victim at a crematorium in Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 12, 2020. The Nepali government on Wednesday confirmed the record-high single day fatality of eight deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 91. (Photo by Sulav Shrestha/Xinhua)

People carry the coffin of firefighter Joe Noon, who was killed during the explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 12, 2020. Lebanon's caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan announced on Tuesday that the death toll from Beirut's explosions has reached 171 while the number of the missing people ranges between 30 and 40, the National News Agency reported. (Xinhua/Bilal Jawich)

This long-time exposure photo taken on Aug. 12, 2020 shows a meteor streaking past stars in the night sky near Skopje, North Macedonia. (Photo by Tomislav Georgiev/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 11, 2020 shows people sitting in a boat near lotus flowers on Dal lake in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)■