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Xinhua Photos of the Day (July 4)

04 Jul 2020, 16:44 GMT+10

BEIJING, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

People wearing face masks walk on the street in Tokyo, Japan, July 3, 2020. The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 124 new COVID-19 infections on Friday in the capital, marking the highest daily increase in two months and the second straight day the figure has topped 100. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)

Teachers rehearse for the exam at the No. 12 Middle School in Beijing, capital of China, July 3, 2020. This year's national college entrance exam in China will start from July 7. Strict anti-coronavirus measures are required across the country to ensure the safety and health of the candidates for the exam. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

Spectators watch the performance at "Theater In Park" in Vienna, Austria, July 1, 2020. Vienna's summer cultural events are resumed amid the easing of the COVID-19 restrictions. (Markus Wache/Handout via Xinhua)

Goji berry pickers look out of the windows on a bus when approaching a planting base in Zhongning County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

Edouard Philippe (C) and Jean Castex (R) attend the handover ceremony in the courtyard of the Hotel Matignon in Paris, France, July 3, 2020. Jean Castex, a 55-year-old top civil servant not known to the French general public, was appointed new prime minister by President Emmanuel Macron to replace Edouard Philippe, the French presidential palace announced on Friday. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)

Players compete during a match between the Shandong Heroes and the Jilin Northeast Tigers in the 2019-20 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season in Dongguan, south China's Guangdong Province, July 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Lu Hanxin)

A Long March-4B carrier rocket, carrying a high-resolution multi-mode imaging satellite, is launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, July 3, 2020. China successfully sent a high-resolution multi-mode imaging satellite into the planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province Friday. (Photo by Zheng Taotao/Xinhua)

A two-week-old female baby giraffe is seen beside her mother Maya at Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem, July 1, 2020. (Photo by Gil Cohen Magen/Xinhua)

Undated photo shows an elephant that died of unknown causes in Okavango Delta, Botswana. Botswana on Thursday dismissed reports by some western media suggesting that at least 356 dead elephants were found in its famed Okavango Delta, northwest of the southern African country. Kenneth Maselesele, acting permanent secretary in Botswana's ministry of environment, natural resources conversation and tourism, admitted in a statement that elephants are dying but not at a rate suggested by some western publications. "Following the mysterious deaths of elephants in the areas of Seronga (in the northwestern part of Botswana) since March 2020 to date, 275 elephant carcasses have been verified against the 356 reported cases," Maselesele said. (Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on July 3, 2020 shows the scenery of Wudalianchi scenic spot in Heihe, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. There are five major volcanic barrier lakes within the scenic area. With its wealth of geological features, Wudalianchi is celebrated as a "Natural Volcano Museum." (Xinhua/Xie Jianfei)

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