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Xinhua Photos of the Day (June 5)

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05 Jun 2020, 16:57 GMT+10

Beijing, June 5 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen (3rd L), president of the Legislative Council of China's Hong Kong, meets the press after the approval of the national anthem bill at the third reading debate in Hong Kong, south China, June 4, 2020. The Legislative Council of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region approved the national anthem bill at the third reading debate on Thursday afternoon. (Xinhua/Wang Shen)

George Floyd's casket is moved from the memorial to the hearse at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the United States, on June 4, 2020. Benjamin Crump, attorney for the family of George Floyd, who was suffocated to death while under police custody, said Thursday that it was the "pandemic of racism" that killed the black man. (Photo by Ben Hovland/Xinhua)

Fighters of the UN-backed Libyan government's forces are seen in the Qasr bin Ghashir area, southern Tripoli, Libya, on June 4, 2020. The spokesman of the UN-backed Libyan government's forces, Mohamed Gonono, on Thursday announced taking over the entire capital Tripoli and expelling the rival eastern-based army. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech to the virtual Global Vaccine Summit at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, on June 4, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson opened the Global Vaccine Summit virtually on Thursday, urging countries and organizations to pledge funding for vaccinations to save millions of lives in the poorest countries and protect the world from future outbreaks of infectious diseases. (Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via Xinhua)

People line up for a grocery store in Manila, the Philippines on June 4, 2020. The number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines surged to 20,382 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 634 more infections on Thursday. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)

Passengers wait with a certain distance from each other to buy bus tickets at a main bus station in Kigali, Rwanda, on June 3, 2020. The Rwandan cabinet on Tuesday approved resumption of transport between provinces and motorcycle passenger service, which had been banned previously as COVID-19 preventive measures. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

People walk past a store advertising a sale on Oxford Street in London, Britain on June 3, 2020. Despite an eased pace of contraction, Britain's manufacturing sector continued to see a sharp downturn in May as restrictions caused further widespread disruptions in economic activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said a report published Monday. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Xinhua)

Photo taken on June 4, 2020 shows the European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde during the live streaming of a press conference held at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. The ECB announced on Thursday that it decided to expand its pandemic emergency purchase program (PEPP) by 600 billion euros (673 billion U.S. dollars) to a total of 1,350 billion euros. (Xinhua/Lu Yang)

Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) president Yao Ming receives an interview in Beijing, capital of China, June 4, 2020. The 2019-2020 season of the CBA league is set to resume on June 20 after a nearly five-month break, but Yao Ming told Xinhua on Thursday that he didn't feel relieved at all, because everything was just beginning. (Xinhua/Meng Yongmin)

Zhang Jiacheng (R) plays basketball with his schoolmate before morning class at a middle school in Gaocun Town of Yunfu City, south China's Guangdong Province, June 4, 2020.

Zhang Jiacheng, 14, is a student in his first year of the town middle school. In 2010, the only four-year-old boy lost part of his right arm due to an accidental event.

Though stricken by the misfortune, Zhang did not give up his life. In 2018, he met with basketball for the first time during a free basketball training class for children in summer vacation held by local government, and has loved this sport since then.

With strong interest in basketball, Zhang has a dream to be a professional basketball player. For it, he keeps practicing basketball at and after school every day.

Zhang's hard efforts finally paid off. His video of skillfully playing basketball with one arm went viral on internet, winning applause and encouragement from numbers of netizens.

For these, Zhang said he just wants to pay his attention to basketball, and one day realize his dream of being a professional basketball player. (Xinhua/Deng Hua)

Students Tian Yonghui (top) and Zhang Xingchao are in a judo training to prepare for a provincial sports game at a sports school in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, June 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Kai)

Children play with bubble toys in a commercial street near the Zhengding ancient town in Zhengding County of Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei Province, June 3, 2020. The Zhengding ancient town will gradually reopen its tourist attractions as the impact of COVID-19 ebbs away. Meanwhile, business activities under proper regulation are also encouraged as part of a government plan to revive the night-time economy. (Photo by Zhang Xiaofeng/Xinhua)

Photo taken on June 3, 2020 shows a section of the Jiankou Great Wall in Huairou District of Beijing, capital of China. (Photo by Chen Zhonghao/Xinhua)

Photo shows a rainbow over the Ar Horqin grassland in Chifeng, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Lei)

A Palestinian young man harvests wheat in a field near the border with Israel in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Rizek Abdeljawad/Xinhua)

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