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Xinhua Photos of the Day (June 30)

01 Jul 2020, 16:54 GMT+10

BEIJING, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

Aerial photo taken on June 29, 2020 shows water gushing out from sluiceways of the Three Gorge reservoir on the Yangtze River in central China's Hubei Province. Due to heavy rain in the upper streams of the Yangtze River, the Three Gorge reservoir has been seeing an increase of inflow recently. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

A staff member feeds the newborn cub delivered by giant panda Yuan Yuan at Taipei Zoo in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, June 28, 2020. Giant panda Yuan Yuan, one of a panda pair from the Chinese mainland, gave birth to her second cub at Taipei Zoo at 1:53 p.m. Sunday, the city zoo said. The panda pair, who arrived in Taipei in December 2008, had their first cub, a female, on July 6, 2013. (Taipei Zoo/Handout via Xinhua)

A demoiselle crane takes care of a newborn nestling in Aixi Lake wetland park in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, June 23, 2020. A demoiselle crane nestling was born in Aixi Lake wetland park on June 23. Staff members transfered it and took care of it to prevent it from being hurt by other wild animals. The nestling will be released back to its parents when it grows older.

Demoiselle crane is on the country's second-level protection list. (Photo by Yu Huigong/Xinhua)

Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on June 29, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at an online press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that all countries living with COVID-19 will be the new normal in the coming months, as the pandemic had already infected more than 10 million people worldwide, including nearly 500,000 deaths. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

A vendor prepares herbal medicine for a customer inside his shop at a herb market in Sanaa, Yemen, June 24, 2020. With medicine prices soaring in Yemen due to war and blockade, many residents are resorting to cheap traditional herbal medicine as an option that could save their lives. (Photo by Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua)

Staff members of a C919 large passenger aircraft disembark from the plane at the Turpan Jiaohe Airport in Turpan, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 28, 2020. China's indigenously-developed C919 large passenger aircraft has started high-temperature test flights in Turpan, a city known as the land of fire in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The C919 conducted a successful maiden flight in 2017. Now the aircraft has started intensive test flights from various airports to make sure performance can meet airworthiness standards. (Photo by Liu Jian/Xinhua)

A man protests against the changing of the Mississippi State Flag in Jackson, Mississippi, the United States, on June 28, 2020. The House of southern U.S. state Mississippi on Sunday passed a bill to remove a Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, local media reported.

A commission would design a new flag that cannot include the Confederate symbol broadly condemned as racist, said the reports, the new design would go before voters in November for approval.

The state flag, adopted in 1894, nearly 30 years after the end of the Civil War, is the last in the country to feature the Confederate battle emblem. (Photo by Alan Chin/Xinhua)

Palestinians enjoy their time during sunset at the seaside in Gaza City, on June 29, 2020. (Photo by Rizek Abdeljawad/Xinhua)

French former Prime Minister Francois Fillon arrives at the courthouse in Paris, France, June 29, 2020. French former Prime Minister Francois Fillon, convicted of embezzlement of public funds by creating a fake job for his wife, was sentenced to five years in prison with three of which suspended, the Paris court ruled on Monday.

His wife Penelope was given a suspended three-year sentence. Both were fined 375,000 euros (about 420,000 U.S. dollars). Fillon was also given 10 years ineligibility and his wife two years. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)■

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