BEIJING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
Senior residents watch a performance in Longmen ancient town of Fuyang in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Oct. 20, 2020. An event to greet the upcoming Senior's Day, also known as the Double Ninth Festival or the Chongyang Festival, was held in the ancient town on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)
Children experience shadow play at a cultural center in Taierzhuang District of Zaozhuang, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)
Aerial photo taken on Oct. 20, 2020 shows students performing Hai'an Flower Drum Dance on the playground of the primary school affiliated to the Hai'an Teachers' Development Center in Hai'an, east China's Jiangsu Province. The school adopted the Hai'an Flower Drum Dance, a provincial intangible cultural heritage, as a physical fitness activity to enrich its physical education curriculum. (Photo by Xu Jinbai/Xinhua)
An airplane carrying the first official delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) lands at the Ben Gurion international airport outside Tel Aviv, Israel, on Oct. 20, 2020. The first official delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) landed in Israel on Tuesday and signed four bilateral agreements, according to a Youtube live broadcast by Israeli prime minister's office. (Gideon Markowicz/JINI via Xinhua)
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid (R) transfers a summit sign to Bulgarian President Rumen Radev during the virtual summit of the Three Seas Initiative in Tallinn, Estonia, on Oct. 19, 2020. The virtual summit of the Three Seas Initiative held on Monday focused on the future of Central and Eastern Europe, new investment opportunities and the smart connectivity concept to ensure that the region continues to drive Europe's economic growth. (Annika Haas/Three Seas/Handout via Xinhua)
A statue of a lady is seen near the Beirut port in Lebanon, Oct. 20, 2020. Lebanese artists create a statue of a lady by using the rubbles of the Beirut port explosion, with a clock stopping at the moment of the explosion at about 6:08 p.m. on Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Bilal Jawich)
An Israeli medical clown is seen before she visits young patients at the COVID-19 department of Sheba Medical Center in the central Israeli city of Ramat Gan on Oct. 20, 2020. About 100 medical clowns of the Dream Doctors Project (DDP) are acting under stringent health precautions at around 30 Israeli hospitals to bring happiness to patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Gil Cohen Magen/Xinhua)
Aerial photo taken on Oct. 20, 2020 shows the Nanchuan-Liangjiang expressway in southwest China's Chongqing. An expressway linking Nanchuan District and Liangjiang New Area in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality was put into operation on Tuesday. The 77-kilometer-long expressway started its construction in 2016. (Xinhua/Huang Wei)
Artist Chen Qiuzhi and his daughter Chen Shanye (R) look at an artistic product in Dafen Village of the Longgang District in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 10, 2019.
Along with 40 years of rapid economic growth, Shenzhen, China's first and most successful special economic zone, has also achieved cultural prosperity. As early as 2003, Shenzhen took the lead in proposing the strategy of making the city culture-nurtured. In 2008, Shenzhen was designated as a UNESCO City of Design, clarifying the transformation of strategic development goal from promoting manufacturing economy to creative service economy through design.
In recent years, Shenzhen has made remarkable achievements in cultural innovation. The rapid development of cultural and creative industries has created new lines of business for Shenzhen.
Statistics show that in the year of 2018, Shenzhen's cultural and creative industries have achieved an added value of 262.177 billion yuan (about 39.17 billion U.S. dollars), accounting for more than 10% of its gross domestic product (GDP). The city of Shenzhen has witnessed robust cultural invigoration as the cultural industry has become a pillar staple of the national economy. Nowadays, both "Made in Shenzhen" and "Shenzhen Designed" have been recognized by the public. In the meantime, more and more products have won domestic and international awards in design and innovation. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)
A farmer winnows rice at a field in Lalitpur, Nepal on Oct. 20, 2020. (Photo by Sulav Shrestha/Xinhua)
Aerial photo taken on Oct. 20, 2020 shows farmers drying corn kernels at a seed industrial base in Pingyi County of Linyi City, east China's Shandong Province. (Photo by Wu Jiquan/Xinhua)
Kids show empty bowls after a meal at a kindergarten in Huaying City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Oct. 20, 2020. An educational activity is being carried out among local schools and kindergartens in Huaying City to help children cultivate the good sense and habit of cherishing food. (Photo by Qiu Haiying/Xinhua)
Photo taken on Oct. 11, 2020 shows the scenery of the Sapukonglagabo Mountain in Biru County of Nagqu, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. With the improvement of transportation conditions, more and more tourists can get access to the Sapukonglagabo Mountain to enjoy the scenery. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)■