BEIJING, April 4 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
Wei Tieliang walks past a memorial monument at the Changyi anti-Japanese war martyr's cemetery in Changyi City, east China's Shandong Province, April 2, 2021.
The Changyi anti-Japanese war martyr's cemetery was built in 1945 to commemorate martyrs who died during the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression. In 2012, Wei Tieliang, a retired veteran who had been a member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) for 50 years, took over the management of the martyr's cemetery from another veteran Chen Guangju who had guarded the cemetery for 33 years. Since then, Wei has served here for about ten years. His daily work includes wiping the memorial tablets, cleaning the yard, planting flowers and fixing the wall. When people visit here, Wei introduces the heroic deeds of the martyrs to them. Sometimes, the stories brought tears to his eyes. Wei said that guarding the cemetery is to pass down the spirits of the heroes. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)
Policemen of the exit and entry frontier inspection station of Shenyang pay tribute to martyrs of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) in the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea at the CPV martyrs' cemetery in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, on April 2, 2021. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
Ye Guanshan and his wife Dai Xiaoju clean the tombstone of martyrs at Shuilong Village in Zhongming Town of Tongling City, east China's Anhui Province, April 1, 2021.
For 36 years, the couple has been silently guarding the spirits of 30 heroes who sacrificed their lives in a battle here during the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression. The tomb of the heroes was reestablished in 1985 following Ye Guanshan's suggestion which received donations from 21 retired elderly people. From then on, the couple took on the responsibility of guarding the tomb. Cleaning the tombstone, cutting weeds, and introducing the martyr's heroic stories to visitors, have become part of their life. In Ye Guanshan's mind, they will still keep on doing it for the rest of their lives. (Xinhua/Zhou Mu)
Aerial photo taken on April 2, 2021 shows students of Ningxia Medical University presenting flowers to the "pillar of life" in Yinchuan, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Nearly 6,000 students and teachers of Ningxia Medical University held a ceremony to pay tribute to revolutionary martyrs and body donors. They presented flowers in silent mourning to express their remembrance of heroes and thanks to the body donors for their final contribution to life. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)
Photo taken on April 2, 2021 shows a farmer airing the newly-picked tea leaves at Jiayang Township of the She ethnic group in Fuding City, southeast China's Fujian Province.
Fuding, famous for its white tea leaves, aims to boost the rural economy by strengthening tea-related industries. In 2020, the plucking area of the tea garden in Fuding City reached 300,000 mu with a total output of 32,400 tons, including 25,300 tons of white tea. (Xinhua/Lin Shanchuan)
Students from Oymak Boarding School practice riding during an equestrian class in Burqin County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 29, 2021.
People in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have a tradition of horse breeding and riding. Oymak Boarding School began to offer equestrian classes at the end of 2019. The students, most of whom come from herdsmen families, learn both theoretical knowledge and riding practice in equestrian classes. Through these classes, students could get stronger physically and would love life and nature more through intimate contacts with horses. (Xinhua/Sadat)
Skaters compete during a figure skating test program at the Capital Gymnasium in Beijing, April 3, 2021.
A 10-day ice sports test program for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is held from April 1 to 10, 2021. This test program is to give a test to competition organization, venue operation, and services and safeguarding. It will engage all ice sports of Beijing 2022, namely short track speed skating, speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey, curling, para ice hockey and wheelchair curling. (Xinhua/Peng Ziyang)
Photo taken on April 3, 2021 shows white smoke spewing from Mount Merapi seen at Turi in Sleman district, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Photo by Supriyanto/Xinhua) ■