BEIJING, AUG. 4 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
Firefighters battle against a wildfire in Riverside County of southern California, the United States, Aug. 2, 2020.
The blaze, dubbed "Apple Fire," forced around 8,000 local residents to be evacuated, the authorities said. The fire started on Friday night and has scorched 20,516 acres (83.1 square km), according to the latest information updated by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). (Xinhua)
A woman walks past a Lord & Taylor store in Long Island, New York, the United States, on Aug. 3, 2020. Lord & Taylor, one of America's oldest department stores, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, joining a growing list of stores slammed by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)
Heavy traffic is seen in Manila, the Philippines, on Aug. 3, 2020. Traffic jam appeared as people rushed to move out of Metro Manila a few hours before the government's implementation of a stricter lockdown rule in the region due to a surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)
Photo taken on Aug. 3, 2020 shows a street in Melbourne, Australia. Australia's State of Victoria entered a State of Disaster from Sunday night with its capital city Melbourne moving to Stage 4 restrictions with stronger rules in a bid to limit the movement of people and the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Bai Xue/Xinhua)
Juan Guerri (R) and Natalia Fossati demonstrate Tango moves during an online class at an apartment in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 31, 2020. As traditional dance venues were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tango, the emblematic dance of Argentina, has reinvented itself through virtual classes and online shows. (Photo by Martin Zabala/Xinhua)
Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2020 shows the emblem of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games displayed on a wall of a building in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee on Monday announced the schedule of the delayed Paralympic Games, which will be held from August 24 to September 5, 2021. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)
Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2020 shows almost full moon rising over the ancient Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, 70 km southeast of Athens, Greece. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos)
A participant takes part in an air mattress surfing competition in Vienna, Austria, on Aug. 1, 2020. (Photo by Georges Schneider/Xinhua)
Aerial photo taken on Aug. 2, 2020 shows water gushing out from the Three Gorges Dam in central China's Hubei Province. According to the Changjiang Water Resources Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources, reservoirs along the upper and middle reaches of Yangtze River, including the Three Gorges Dam and the Gezhou Dam, have held back over 30 billion cubic meters of floodwater since July this year. (Xinhua/Du Huaju)
Boys play at the Jiuxi scenic spot in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 3, 2020. Some citizens and tourists came to the scenic spot to escape from summer heat as sweltering weather swept Hangzhou in recent days. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)
Aerial photo taken on Aug. 2, 2020 shows local villagers rowing water chestnut buckets, a traditional water labor tool that every household in typical Chinese watertown has for fishing, picking lotus, and harvesting water chestnuts in Nanshe Village, Taizhou of east China's Jiangsu Province. (Photo by Tang Dehong/Xinhua)
A finless porpoise is seen in the Yangtze River in Yichang, central China's Hubei Province, Aug. 3, 2020. The finless porpoise, an endemic species in China, is an important indicator of the ecology of the Yangtze. (Photo by Lei Yong/Xinhua)■