Xinhua Photos of the Day (Aug. 17)

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-17 14:55:46|Editor: huaxia
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BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming speaks during a press conference in London, Britain, Aug. 15, 2019. Hong Kong is part of China and foreign forces must stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs, Liu said on Thursday. Evidence shows that the situation in Hong Kong would not have deteriorated so much had it not been for the interference and incitement of foreign forces, Liu told the press conference at the Chinese Embassy in Britain. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

People transfer an injured man to hospital following a blast in southern Pakistan's Quetta on Aug. 16, 2019. A blast hit a mosque in Pakistan's southwest Quetta district on Friday afternoon, killing five people and leaving 15 others injured, police said. (Photo by Irfan/Xinhua)

A man walks past London Stock Exchange in London, Britain, Aug. 16, 2019. British gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.2 percent in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 compared with the first quarter, figures released Friday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed. This is the biggest fall and the first contraction for Britain's economic growth since 2012. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

People participate in a religious ceremony to mark the Assumption Day in Sinj, Croatia, on Aug. 15, 2018. (Miranda Cikotic/Pixsell via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Aug. 16, 2019 shows Chinese missile destroyer "Xi'an" of the 32nd Chinese naval escort fleet in Alexandria, Egypt. (Xinhua/Wu Huiwo)

China Express's flight G52685 arrives at the Wushan Airport in Chongqing, southwest China, Aug. 16, 2019. The successful landing of China Express's flight G52685 on the Chongqing Wushan Airport marks the official operation of the airport. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

People wearing traditional costumes take part in a parade at a night fair held in the Tang West Market in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Aug. 15, 2019. A night fair featuring hand-made cultural creations display and art performances opened in Xi'an on Thursday, providing tourists with an opportunity to experience cultures of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The three-day fair is held twice a month. (Xinhua/Liu Xiao)

Participants attend the International Bathtub Regatta on the Meuse River in Dinant, Belgium, on Aug. 15, 2019. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2019 shows French paleontologist Michel Brunet at his office in Paris, France. In July 2001, a Franco-Chadian team headed by Michel Brunet unearthed a fossil cranium in the Chadian Djurab Desert. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

Photo taken on Aug. 16, 2019 shows paramotor performance during the 8th Faku Flight International Conference in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng)

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 16, 2019 shows the scenery at a wetland near Jingbian County in Yulin City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

Wei Lianyong of Tianjin delegation competes during the triple jump final at the 2nd Youth Games of the People's Republic of China in Taiyuan, north China's Shanxi Province on Aug. 16, 2019. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)