BEIJING, Sept. 12, 2019 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
The U.S. flag is unfurled at sunrise during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon, the United States, on Sept. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet members pose for photos at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 11, 2019. Shinzo Abe on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet with the hefty revamp aimed at boosting public support while retaining the services of his allies holding similar political views in key ministerial and executive positions.
The reshuffle has seen 17 of the prime minister's 19 cabinet ministers either replaced or reassigned within the government, with as many as 13 new ministers being introduced. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)
Jack Ma waves to bid farewell at a function to mark the 20th anniversary of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 10, 2019. Jack Ma officially stepped down as group chairman of Alibaba Tuesday, handing over the position to the company CEO Daniel Zhang. It is a special day for both the Chinese billionaire and the e-commerce giant he co-founded. Ma, a former English teacher, turns 55 Tuesday, which also marked the 20th anniversary of Alibaba Group and coincided with Teachers' Day.
Ma handed over the CEO position in 2013 and made an announcement in an open letter on Sept. 10, 2018, saying that he would step down in a year, with Zhang taking over.
Yet his retirement is not a goodbye. He will continue to serve on Alibaba's board of directors until the general meeting of shareholders in 2020 and remain a permanent member of Alibaba's partners and employee No. 1. (Xinhua/Jin Liangkuai)
Army officers carry the coffin of former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie at Army's Central Hospital (RSPAD) in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 11, 2019. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie died on Wednesday at 83 after being intensively treated in hospital since Sept. 1 for his cardiac problem. (Xinhua/Veri Sanovri)
A firefighter tries to put out a fire at a residential area in Manila, the Philippines, Sept. 11, 2019. Three people died, including two children aged four and five, and two others injured in a fire that hit a residential area in the Philippines' capital Manila on Wednesday, the local Bureau of Fire Protection said. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)
Rudy Gobert of France dunks during the quarter-final match between the United States and France at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in Dongguan, south China's Guangdong Province, Sept. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)
Players of Australia celebrate after winning the quarter-final match between Australia and the Czech Republic at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in Shanghai, east China, on Sept. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in California, the United States, Sept. 10, 2019. Apple Inc. announced a new line of iPhones, including iPhone 11 and Pro, iPads, Apple Watch 5 Series and other products and services at its major fall event in Northern California Tuesday. (Handout via Xinhua)
A test train arrives at Mai Mahiu station in Kenya, Sept. 10, 2019. Construction of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) phase 2A project linking Kenya's capital Nairobi to the resort town of Naivasha has entered the final phase and the one-month test was launched from September, according to the constructor China Communications Construction (CCC) on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu)
A photographer introduces his work during a photo exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Shanghai, in east China's Shanghai, Sept. 11, 2019. (Photo by Wang Xiang/Xinhua)
Fancy lanterns are displayed at Senado Square in south China's Macao on Sept. 10, 2019. Decorative lanterns were set to celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, or Sept. 13 this year. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)
Photo taken on Sept. 10, 2019 shows an exhibit of the exhibition about the cultures and arts of the ancient Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties in Tsinghua University Art Museum in Beijing, capital of China. More than 300 exhibits are on display during the exhibition themed "Everlasting Like the Heavens" from Sept. 10 to Dec. 17. (Xinhua/Wu Jianlu)
A girl dressed as living goddess Kumari reacts during the mass Kumari Puja on the occasion of Indrajatra Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept. 11, 2019. Over 50 girls attended the mass Kumari Puja for better health and prosperity. (Photo by Sulav Shrestha/Xinhua)