Xinhua Photos of the Day (July 17)



BEIJING, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

Armed police officers carry sandbags to reinforce the Sanlongwei section of the levee in Baimao Town of Wuhu, east China's Anhui Province, July 16, 2020.

A total of 120 armed police officers have been dispatched to help reinforce the Sanlongwei section of the levee as the water level in Yangtze River rose in Baimao due to days of heavy rainfalls. (Xinhua/Zhou Mu)

A staff member arranges welding wires at Tangshan Kobelco in Tangshan, north China's Hebei Province, July 16, 2020.

In recent years, the high-tech industrial development zone of Tangshan has put great efforts into the development of welding industrial clusters, covering the production of welding equipment, welding robots and systems, segmenting facilities and welding materials. (Xinhua/Mu Yu)

A worker cuts iron to make different shapes at Al-Safafir market, one of the oldest markets for manufacturing household items, in Capital Governorate of Kuwait, July 16, 2020. (Photo by Asad/Xinhua)

Photo taken on July 16, 2020 shows Comet NEOWISE in the sky over a suburb of Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Meng Dingbo)

Workers check a production line at Lianyungang Economic and Technological Development Area in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu Province, July 16, 2020.

China's economy bounced back to growth in the second quarter this year as the country gradually resumed work and production after having the COVID-19 epidemic effectively contained, official data showed Thursday.

The country's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 3.2 percent year on year in the second quarter, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). (Photo by Geng Yuhe/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on July 15, 2020 shows the view of the Ban Ladhan Mekong River Super Major Bridge located some 230 km north of Vientiane, capital of Laos. The Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. (LCRC), a joint venture based in Lao capital Vientiane in charge of the construction and operation of the railway, told Xinhua on Thursday that, all its beams of the two cross-Mekong River bridges have been installed. (CREC-8/Handout via Xinhua)

A farmer picks daylily flowers before sunrise in Yanchi County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, July 16, 2020. In recent years, Yanchi County has been developing daylily planting as a characteristic industry to help local people get rid of poverty. (Xinhua/Feng Kaihua)

A staff member works at a grain storehouse of China Grain Reserves Group (CGRG) in Xinzheng City, central China's Henan Province, July 15, 2020. Various storage technologies have been applied in the storehouse to ensure the grain safety. (Xinhua/Hao Yuan)

A vendor waits for customers at a fish market in Kuwait City, Kuwait, July 16, 2020. (Photo by Ghazy Qaffaf/Xinhua)

Tourists view fireworks in Magong, Penghu County of southeast China's Taiwan, July 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

Liu Yuxuan (L) of Jiangsu Dragons blocks Guo Kai (R) of Guangzhou Loong Lions during a match between Guangzhou Loong Lions and Jiangsu Dragons at the 2019-2020 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, July 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)

French Prime Minister Jean Castex presents the new cabinet's general policies over the coming two years to the National Assembly in Paris, France, July 15, 2020.

The new cabinet of French President Emmanuel Macron, headed by Prime Minister Jean Castex, has won with a large majority the confidence vote of the lower house of the parliament.

Pledging to "slash taxes that hold back companies' productive capacities," the prime minister announced 100-billion-euro (114 billion U.S. dollars) financial aid to help economy recover. (Photo by Jack Chan/Xinhua)

Zoran Zaev, leader of the ruling Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM), celebrates victory of his party in early parliamentary elections, in Skopje, North Macedonia, July 16, 2020.

The ruling SDSM party declared victory early Thursday after the State Election Commission (SEC) data showed that their coalition took the lead in early parliamentary elections. (Photo by Tomislav Georgiev/Xinhua)■