BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
Photo taken on March 17, 2021 shows a broken gold mask unearthed from a sacrificial pit at the Sanxingdui Ruins site in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Chinese archaeologists announced Saturday that some new major discoveries have been made at the legendary Sanxingdui Ruins site in southwest China, helping shed light on the cultural origins of the Chinese nation.
Archaeologists have found six new sacrificial pits and unearthed more than 500 items dating back about 3,000 years at the Sanxingdui Ruins in Sichuan Province, the National Cultural Heritage Administration announced in the provincial capital Chengdu. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)
Aerial photo taken on March 17, 2021 shows a tree in the Sanfangqixiang (Three Lanes and Seven Alleys), a scenic spot in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province. Surrounded by hills and mountains on three sides, coastal city Fuzhou is the capital of Fujian province, southeast China.
Boasting rich cultural and historical heritages, the capital is more popular with its nickname: Banyan city, as numerous banyan trees are planted all over the city, providing shade for citizens along roads and streets.
With the Minjiang River flowing through the city, Fuzhou enjoys a favorable climate and high rainfall, which gives Fuzhou a natural advantage in greening and building itself an ecological-friendly city.
During the past years, on the call of green development and ecological protection, the city has been actively promoting continuous environmental improvement. Unique parks have been built and new footpaths have been paved to improve the city's livability and living standards for citizens. So far, the local forest coverage rate has reached 58.36%, ranking second among capital cities nationwide. (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)
Archeologists work at the Nanyang Ruins site in Xiongan New Area, north China's Hebei Province, March 19, 2021. (Xinhua/Mu Yu)
Yang Jiayu (C) celebrates as she crosses the finish line in the women's 20km race walk at the 2021 Chinese Race Walk National Championships in Huangshan, east China's Anhui Province, on March 20, 2021. Former world champion Yang Jiayu of China became the first woman to dip under the one-hour-and-24-minute barrier in 20-kilometer race walk as she broke the world record here on Saturday at the 2021 Chinese national championships. The top two finishers of the race, Yang and Liu Hong, both beat the world record of one hour, 24 minutes, 38 seconds set by Liu back in 2015. (Xinhua/Huang Bohan)
A batch of China's Sinopharm vaccine is transported at the Manas International Airport in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, March 19, 2021. A batch of China's Sinopharm vaccine was delivered to Kyrgyzstan on Friday, and a donation ceremony was held at the Manas International Airport, the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan said in a press release.
On behalf of the Kyrgyz government, Prime Minister Ulukbek Maripov thanked the Chinese government for helping Kyrgyzstan, stressing that China, having overcome its difficulties, became one of the first countries to provide Kyrgyzstan with COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Roman/Xinhua)
Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee president Hashimoto Seiko (R) speaks at a press conference after a five-party meeting of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on March 20, 2021. (Tsuno Yoshikazu/Pool via Xinhua)
People rally before a car caravan in Koreatown, Los Angeles County, California, the United States, March 19, 2021.
Members of the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles and their supporters hold a car caravan on Friday in Koreatown, Los Angeles County, to denounce hatred against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. (Xinhua)
A girl shows traditional food during celebrations of Nauryz festival in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, March 19, 2021. (Photo by Kalizhan Ospanov/Xinhua)
Relatives of Palestinian Atef Yousef Hanaysha mourn during his funeral in the West Bank village of Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, on March 19, 2021. Atef Yousef Hanaysha was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Friday afternoon in an anti-settlement rally near Beit Dajan village, medics said. (Photo by Ayman Nobani/Xinhua)
A blooming magnolia tree is seen at the Champ-de-Mars near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, March 19, 2021. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)■