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Xinhua Photos of the Day (Dec. 5)

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05 Dec 2020, 17:51 GMT+10

BEIJING, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

Image released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Dec. 4, 2020 shows China's national flag unfurled from the Chang'e-5 probe on the moon. The image was taken by a panoramic camera installed on the lander-ascender combination of the probe, before the ascender blasted off from the moon with lunar samples late Thursday. (CNSA/Handout via Xinhua)

Image released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Dec. 4, 2020 shows China's national flag unfurled from the Chang'e-5 probe on the moon. The image was taken by a panoramic camera installed on the lander-ascender combination of the probe, before the ascender blasted off from the moon with lunar samples late Thursday. (CNSA/Handout via Xinhua)

File photo taken on July 19, 2020 shows staff members of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) Southwestern Institute of Physics working at the installation site of the HL-2M Tokamak, China's new-generation "artificial sun," in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The HL-2M Tokamak went into operation on Friday and achieved its first plasma discharge, according to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).

Designed to replicate the natural reactions that occur in the sun using hydrogen and deuterium gases as fuels, the apparatus in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, will provide clean energy through controlled nuclear fusion, said CNNC. (CNNC Southwestern Institute of Physics/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Dec. 4, 2020 shows police vehicles near the scene of an explosion at a waste water treatment works in Avonmouth, near the southwestern city of Bristol in western England, Britain. Four people were killed Thursday in a large explosion at the waste water treatment works in Avonmouth, local police confirmed. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Xinhua)

Visitors watch an exhibition of the Eight Great Masters of the Tang (618-907) and the Song (960-1279) Dynasties in the Liaoning Provincial Museum in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Dec. 4, 2020. The exhibition displays 115 exhibits, including calligraphy, paintings, inscriptions, rubbings and ancient books related to the eight masters who were renowned for their prose writing. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng)

Photo taken on Dec. 4, 2020 shows the Seventeen-Arch Bridge of the Summer Palace at sunset in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 4, 2020 shows a swollen river and flooded streets after overnight heavy rain in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. (Photo by Dalimunte/Xinhua)

A helicopter takes part in the fight against a wildfire near Irvine, California, the United States, on Dec. 3, 2020. (Photo by Zeng Hui/Xinhua)

A man wearing a face mask walks past an art installation in Toronto, Canada, on Dec. 4, 2020. Canada reported 3,763 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the national total to 400,031, according to CTV. (Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Dec. 4, 2020 shows milu deer living at a milu deer ecological experiment center in Daxing District, Beijing, capital of China. Ten adult milu deer, including six males and four females, were shipped Friday from the experiment center in Beijing to the East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve, a rewilding base in Yueyang City of central China's Hunan Province. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

Players of Sichuan team celebrate scoring during the women's ground A match between Sichuan team and Hulun Buir team at the National Ice Hockey Championships in Tengchong, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

Photo taken on Dec. 3, 2020 shows herdsmen driving their sheep to water points in Kazak Autonomous County of Aksay, northwest China's Gansu Province. Various measures have been taken by local authorities such as transferring water by waterwheels and horses to ensure the water supply for herdsmen affected by drought season this year. (Photo by Ma Xiaowei/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 4, 2020 shows the winter scenery of Yudaokou pasture in Chengde City, north China's Hebei Province. (Photo by Wang Liqun/Xinhua)■

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