Xinhua Photo Daily | Dec. 8, 2021

Source: Xinhua| 2021-12-08 14:39:30|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

A CERES-1 Y2 carrier rocket blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Dec. 7, 2021. The rocket blasted off at 12:12 p.m. (Beijing Time) from the launch site, sending five small satellites into the planned orbit. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

A freighter loads containers at the container terminal of the Port of Lianyungang in Lianyungang City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 7, 2021. In the first 11 months of this year, China's total imports and exports expanded 22 percent year on year to 35.39 trillion yuan (5.55 trillion U.S. dollars), official data showed Tuesday. The figure, already surpassing the 32.16-trillion-yuan total for all of 2020, marked a 24-percent increase from the pre-epidemic level in 2019, according to the General Administration of Customs. (Photo by Geng Yuhe/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 7, 2021 shows the construction site of the Xicungang cross-sea bridge in Beihai City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The 2,544-meter-long bridge was successfully joined together on Tuesday and will be opened to traffic in October 2022. (Xinhua/Cao Yiming)

Chinese astronauts Tang Hongbo (L), Nie Haisheng (C) and Liu Boming attend a press conference held by the China Astronaut Research and Training Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 7, 2021. Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming, the three astronauts of the Shenzhou-12 spaceflight mission, on Tuesday met with the public and the press here for the first time after their return to Earth. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

The Beijing 2022 Olympic flame lantern and torches for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are displayed at Sinopec Headquarters in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 7, 2021. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

A ship loaded with dangerous goods participates in a maritime fire drill at the Qiongzhou Strait near Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, Dec. 7, 2021. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Staff members prepare herbs to produce doses of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) decoction for COVID-19 prevention and control to individuals under medical quarantine and medical workers at the frontline in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Dec. 7, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

A winter swimming enthusiast plunges into an ice pool carved out of the frozen Songhua River in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Dec. 7, 2021. (Xinhua/Xie Jianfei)

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a COVID-19 PCR Swab Test sign in London, Britain on Dec. 6, 2021. A further 90 cases of the new Omicron COVID variant have been reported in Britain, taking the total to 336, British health authorities confirmed Monday. (Photo by Ray Tang/Xinhua)

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