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2024-07-10 10:25:00

A child is given a dose of anti-polio vaccine in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 9, 2024.

A four-day house-to-house anti-polio campaign kicked off in 23 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces on Monday, local media reported. (Photo by Saifurahman Safi/Xinhua)

A man carries an injured girl after an Israeli bombing in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, on July 9, 2024.

At least 25 Palestinians were killed and some others wounded in an Israeli airstrike targeting a school in the city of Khan Younis, Palestinian sources said Tuesday. (Photo by Rizek Abdeljawad/Xinhua)

An aerial drone photo shows short-finned pilot whales swimming in the waters east of Hainan Island, south China, July 6, 2024.

A 5-day marine biodiversity expedition held in Hainan concluded on Monday. Experts state that the recently rescued and released short-finned pilot whale "Haitang" is of good condition.

The male whale Haitang was found injured and stranded in the Haitang Bay of Sanya City on January 3, and was sent to the Sanya Haichang Animal Conservation Center for treatment. It was released back into the sea on May 26 after thorough investigation and discussion by experts.

Based on the information of a signal device attached on its back, Haitang shows good abilities living in the wild and adaptability to the deep-sea environment. Within its swimming area, the expedition team spotted a large number of short-finned pilot whales.

According to Li Songhai, chief scientist of the team and researcher of the Institute of Deep-Sea Science and Engineering (IDSSE) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), this highly indicates that "Haitang" has already found its pack.

"This is the first short-finned pilot whale successfully rescued in China," said Pu Bingmei, secretary general of the non-profit organization BlueRibbon Ocean Conservation Association (BROCA), who noted that the case could offer important reference for marine rescue work. (Xinhua/Zhang Liyun)

Wang Wei conducts road testing for an autonomous vehicle at an autonomous driving demonstration area in Yizhuang in Beijing, capital of China, June 19, 2024.

Wang Wei joined, a Chinese autonomous driving solution provider in 2019 and now works as a safety supervisor of autonomous vehicles. He is responsible for maintaining devices that support driverless operations, and modifying hardware and software of self-driving cars.

China's autonomous driving sector is ramping up with a robust expansion of road testing sweeping the country.

This new phase sees the technology threading through the vibrant streets of populous metropolises, navigating the challenging topography of mountainous regions and making inroads into sectors such as agriculture and retail.

Against this backdrop, the 39-year-old has more expectations for the future. "It feels like my job has more development potentials, and I hope to become a test engineer for autonomous vehicles in the future," Wang said. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

A first-look photo released by San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance on July 9, 2024 shows Xin Bao, a nearly four-year-old female panda, at her new home at the San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California, the United States.

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance on Tuesday shared first-look photos of the highly anticipated panda pair, Yun Chuan and Xin Bao, as they continue settling into their new home here following their arrival in the United States last month. (San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance/Handout via Xinhua)

Chinese radio astronomer Li Di, the chief scientist of China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), makes a speech at the 17th Marcel Grossmann Meeting in Pescara, Italy, July 9, 2024.

Li was awarded the Marcel Grossmann Award on Tuesday for his research contributions in the field of fast radio burst (FRBs). He is the first Chinese scientist to receive the prestigious physics prize for achievements accomplished in China. (Xinhua/Li Jing)

Riders compete during the 5,000m match of the equestrian events at the 12th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of China in Zhaosu, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on July 9, 2024.

The equestrian events, the earliest to begin in this year's Ethnic Games, will run through July 13. (Xinhua/Chen Shuo)

An aerial drone photo shows rescuers draining floodwater at a Dongting Lake dike in Tuanzhou Township, Huarong County under Yueyang City, central China's Hunan Province, July 9, 2024.

The breach in the dike was successfully sealed late on Monday and work to drain flooded land and reduce risks are ongoing, according to authorities. (Xinhua/Chen Sihan)

An aerial drone photo taken on June 22, 2024 shows the deep-sea heavy-duty mining vehicle "Pioneer II" undergoing a sea trial.

China's deep-sea heavy-duty mining vehicle has completed a sea trial at a depth exceeding 4,000 meters, marking a significant breakthrough in the country's deep-sea mineral resource development technology. (Shanghai Jiao Tong University/Handout via Xinhua)