BEIJING, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24 hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.
People enjoy "iron flowers," a folk art performance of throwing molten iron to create fireworks, in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 26, 2021. Various activities were held across China to celebrate the Lantern Festival on Friday, the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar. (Xinhua/Chen Zhenhai)
Hodo Matsuo, priest of Kofukuji Temple, strikes the World Peace Bell at Kofukuji Temple in Nagasaki, Japan, Feb. 26, 2021. A huge bell donated by China's Fujian Province has been installed Friday in the belfry of a temple in Nagasaki City, southern Japan, as a symbol of peace and China-Japan friendship.
The World Peace Bell is about 1.2 meters in diameter, 2 meters high and weighs 2.5 tons. Due to its large weight, the installation process was relatively difficult. With the hard work of several dozen workers, the installation was completed around 3 p.m. local time (0600 GMT) at Kofukuji Temple.
The bell was designed by Wanfu Temple in Fujian, a Buddhist temple on Mount Huangbo in Fuqing in China's Fujian Province, in recognition of ties dating back more than 360 years. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)
People line up for the COVID-19 vaccination at a community vaccination center in south China's Hong Kong, Feb. 26, 2021. Hong Kong started the COVID-19 vaccine rollout on Friday for priority groups, including medical workers and the aged, a week after the arrival of the first batch of mainland-made doses. (Xinhua/Wang Shen)
A child wears make-up for the Ekou Naoge performance in Haojie Village of Daixian County, north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 23, 2021. (Xinhua/Chai Ting)
Photo taken on Feb. 26, 2021 shows a full moon in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Ding Xu)
Tourists enjoy light installations and lantern shows at the Fuzi (Confucius) Temple scenic area to celebrate the Lantern Festival in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 26, 2021. The Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar, fell on Friday this year. It features family reunions, feasts and various cultural activities. (Xinhua/Li Bo)
A Bengal tiger enjoys meatballs during the Lantern Festival at Jinan Zoo in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 26, 2021. Staff members of Jinan Zoo fed animals with specially-made foods to celebrate the Lantern Festival, which fell on Feb. 26 this year. (Xinhua/Wang Kai)
Villagers perform a traditional dance in Gaojiazhuang Village of Wuling Town in Lingqiu County, north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 26, 2021. (Xinhua/Zhan Yan)
A man carrying a Kuwaiti national flag rides a horse during an equestrian show in Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate, Kuwait, Feb. 25, 2021. (Photo by Ghazy Qaffaf/Xinhua)
Aerial photo taken on Feb. 24, 2021 shows a molten-salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang, northwest China's Gansu Province. Known as concentrated solar power, solar thermal energy is believed to be the next generation of solar energy and an ideal green power source.
Molten salt solar thermal plants can harness solar energy by using molten salt as a heat transfer medium. (Xinhua/Ma Xiping)
Bolivian President Luis Arce (L) looks on as a medical worker administers a dose of Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to a recipient in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Feb. 25, 2021. Bolivian President Luis Arce attended on Thursday a launching ceremony in Santa Cruz for the nation-wide campaign of COVID-19 vaccine inoculation. (Photo by Rodrigo Urzagasti/Xinhua)
An official displays a First Day Cover (FDC) marking the issuance of a set of special stamps themed on the COVID-19 vaccination in Jakarta, Indonesia, Feb. 26, 2021. (Xinhua/Zulkarnain)
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the United States, Feb. 25, 2021. The U.S. House on Thursday voted to pass an act that will prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The legislation would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ensure that LGBTQ Americans are protected against discrimination in employment, education, housing, credit, jury service and other areas. (Photo by Ting Shen/Xinhua)
Aerial photo taken on Feb. 25, 2021 shows a herd of cattle on the grassland after snowfall near Qinghai Lake, northwest China's Qinghai Province. (Xinhua/Zhang Hongxiang)
A closed Fry's Electronics store is seen in Plano, Texas, the United States, Feb. 25, 2021.
U.S. electronics store chain Fry's Electronics is permanently closing all of its stores, the company announced Wednesday. The company said in a statement on its website that it "made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently" because of changing consumer shopping habits and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Dan Tian/Xinhua)■