BEIJING, Nov. 10, 2019 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
Photo taken on Nov. 6, 2019 shows a general view of Athens, Greece. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)
Guards perform the changing of the guard ceremony on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, Nov. 7, 2019. (Xinhua/Lai Xiangdong)
Liu Gaochao shows a collection of used disposable cameras from customers at his studio in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 26, 2019.
It has been more than five years since Liu Gaochao embraced a career in film developing. On top of a high-rise mansion next to Liufang Station of Beijing Subway Line 13, Liu runs a studio, New Wave Film Lab, which also provides him a place to live.
In 2012, Liu left his hometown in central China's Henan Province and headed for Beijing in pursuit of better opportunities. After he settled down in the capital city, he came across film photography and fell for the analog art almost immediately.
Driven by the passion for ideal image quality, Liu purchased an automatic film processor in order to develop films by himself. However, this remained nothing but a geeky hobby before Liu eventually came up with the idea to open a film lab in October 2014.
Over the years, Liu's business has prospered along with China's burgeoning e-commerce and the revived popularity of film photography among the younger generation. The bulk of orders come from Liu's online store on Taobao.com, a leading e-commerce platform. With the money made, the 26-year-old manages to stay financially independent while doing what he likes.
As for the future, Liu says his main focus will still be the film developing business, but he is also making new friends with a shared interest in film photography. "It's good to see people getting more and more attracted by film photography," says Liu. "It cheers me up to know that diversity still exists in both photography and our life."(Xinhua/Zhang Haofu)
Balloons are released during the Independence Day celebration in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 9, 2019. Cambodia commemorated the 66th anniversary of independence from the French colonial rule on Saturday. (Photo by Sovannara/Xinhua)
A stunt rider performs during Sydney's Big Adventure at Sydney Park in Sydney, Australia, Nov. 9, 2019. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)
Jin Boyang of China performs during the Men's Free Skating at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Cup of China 2019 in Chongqing, southwest China, Nov. 9, 2019. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)
Volunteers pose for a group photo at the media center of the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 4, 2019. Over 6,300 volunteers are serving in various capacities at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE), 20 percent of whom also served at the first CIIE last year. (Xinhua/Zhang Xiaoyu)
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Front) lays a flower during a commemoration to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Berlin, capital of Germany, on Nov. 9, 2019. Germany marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Saturday. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)
Jack Ma, founder of China's Internet giant Alibaba, speaks at the Kiev International Economic Forum (KIEF) in Kiev, Ukraine, on Nov. 8, 2019. Electronic commerce holds great promise for strengthening ties between China and Ukraine, said Jack Ma at the KIEF on Friday. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)
A plane flies over roses displayed at Taipei Expo Park in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Nov. 9, 2019. The rose show, with nearly 3,000 roses of different varieties, opened here on Saturday. (Xinhua/Chen Bin)
A performer celebrates the Islamic Prophet Muhammad's birthday in Sale, Morocco, on Nov. 9, 2019. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)■