Beijing, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks at the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA), held virtually, in Geneva, Switzerland, May 19, 2020.
The 73rd WHA, the first of its kind that was held virtually since the WHO was founded in 1948, ended on Tuesday with a strong global commitment to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. (WHO/Handout via Xinhua)
Workers paint a line on the street to adapt the mobility of pedestrians and ensure social distancing in Barcelona, Spain, May 19, 2020.
Barcelona was adapting its main avenues and streets to meet the requirements for people's mobility in Spain's government de-escalation plan. (Barcelona City Hall/Handout via Xinhua)
Photo taken on May 20, 2020 shows social distancing cordons applied on a bus in Sydney, Australia. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)
Photo taken on May 20, 2020 shows the logo of a closed Pier 1 store in Frisco of Texas, the United States.
U.S. furnishing and decor retailer Pier 1 announced Tuesday that it was asking the bankruptcy court to cease its retail operations "as soon as reasonably possible." (Photo by Dan Tian/Xinhua)
A Palestinian boy pours water on himself to stay cool in hot weather on the outskirts of south Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis May 19, 2020. (Photo by Yasser Qudih/Xinhua)
Photo taken on May 20, 2020 shows the impact of cyclone "Amphan" in the Bagerhat district, Bangladesh.
Bangladesh on Wednesday raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10, as "very severe" cyclone "Amphan" formed in the Bay of Bengal was heading towards its coastlines. (Str/Xinhua)
Aerial photo taken on May 20, 2020 shows a supply boat delivering daily necessities to the lighthouse once a week docking at the Qiliyu Island in Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province.
Five generations of a family in Ningbo have served as lighthouse keepers, observing their family motto "keep the light on when you are alive" resolutely. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
Brides and grooms tour Zhouzhuang ancient town in Kunshan, east China's Jiangsu Province, May 20, 2020.
A total of 52 newlyweds took part in a mass wedding in Zhouzhuang on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)
A yak transport team delivers supplies to the transition camp on Mount Qomolangma, May 19, 2020.
At an altitude of 5,800 meters, the transition camp is an important stop connecting the base camp and the advance camp. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)
Aerial photo taken on May 14, 2020 shows a view of the county seat of Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
The Maonan ethnic group is one of China's 28 ethnic groups with a smaller population. About 70 percent of Maonan people, or 64,500, live in Huanjiang County. The poverty headcount ratio in Huanjiang dropped to 1.48 percent by the end of 2019. This month, the county was removed from the country's list of impoverished counties. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)
People ride in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 19, 2020.
As of Tuesday, South Africa has recorded 17,200 confirmed COVID-19 cases, up by 767 from Monday, and 312 deaths, an increase of 26. (Photo by Yeshiel/Xinhua)■