Xinhua Photos of the Day (Jan. 19)



BEIJING, Jan. 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

People watch the mechanical Horse Dragon Long Ma at the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

Aerial photo taken on Jan. 18, 2020 shows folk artists performing dragon and lion dances in Langzhong ancient town in southwest China's Sichuan Province. A total of 66 teams from all over Sichuan province gathered here on Jan. 17-18, presenting a two-day performance of dragon and lion dances to celebrate the coming Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Jan. 25 this year. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

An actress performs Peking Opera at the China Cultural Center in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 17, 2020. As the Spring Festival approaches, a series of Chinese cultural activities were held at the China Cultural Centre in Brussels. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Dancers from China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region perform at a celebration event greeting the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico, Mexico, Jan. 17, 2020. (Xinhua/Xin Yuewei)

A squirrel performs water-skiing during the 2020 Toronto International Boat Show in Toronto, Canada, Jan. 17, 2020. (Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua)

Gu Ailing of China competes during the qualification of Women's Freeski Slopestyle of Freestyle Skiing at the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games in Leysin, Switzerland, Jan. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Lu Yang)

An artist performs during the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco, Jan. 17, 2020. The circus festival, known as one of the world's top circus events, will last till Jan. 26. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

Aerial photo taken on Jan. 18, 2020 shows people pulling fishing net at Xianghu Lake in Xiaoshan district of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Liu Huijun drives a metro train along the Line One of Nanning Rail Transit in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhou Hua)

People watch the 26th International Dinosaur Lantern Show in Zigong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 17, 2020. The 26th International Dinosaur Lantern Show opened here Friday night. (Xinhua/Wang Di)

Protesters clash with the riot police in Beirut, Lebanon, Jan. 18, 2020. Heavy clashes broke out on Saturday in downtown Beirut between protesters and the riot police, causing at least 100 injuries, TV channel MTV reported. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Xinhua)

A jockey spurs cows during the traditional Pacu Jawi cow race in a village in Tanah Datar of West Sumatera, Indonesia, Jan. 18, 2020. The Pacu Jawi (traditional cow race) is held annually in muddy rice fields to celebrate the end of the harvest season. (Photo by Ardhy Fernando/Xinhua)