THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 1, 2023


Posted at Feb 01 2023 11:43 PM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Nationwide strike vs proposed pension reform in France

Protesters clash with police on the Place Vauban during a rally on the second day of nationwide strikes and protests over the government's proposed pension reform, in Paris on Tuesday. France braces for major transport blockages, with mass strikes and protests set to hit the country for the second time in a month in objection to the planned boost of the age of retirement from 62 to 64. Alain Jocard, AFP

Tightened security at Manuel A. Roxas High School

Security officers from the Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety use metal detectors to check the bags of students at Manuel A. Roxas High School in Quezon City Wednesday. The increased security measure in the school is in response to the recent cases of violence in campuses, with the recent case a 13-year old stabbed to death by a classmate at Culiat High School on January 20. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Celebrating World Hijab Day

Children wearing the hijab gamely pose for photos at the predominantly Muslim community Barangay Culiat in Quezon City Wednesday. World Hijab Day is celebrated annually on February 1 to honor Muslim women who wear the hijab and promote cultural understanding by encouraging women of various origins and beliefs to experience wearing the hijab. Maria Tan, ABS-CBN News

Myanmar migrant workers protest during coup anniversary

Protesters shout slogans while holding pictures of Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration to mark the second anniversary of Myanmar's military coup, outside the Embassy of Myanmar in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday. Myanmar migrant workers took part in the rally. Diego Azubel, EPA-EFE

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) visible after 50,000 years

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is visible in the sky above the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernadino County as it approaches Earth for the first time in about 50,000 years on Tuesday near Baker, California. The comet was discovered on March 2, 2022, and will be at its closest point to Earth on February 1, 2023. Its orbit extends far out into our solar system and has a green aura because it is passing close enough to the sun for the outgassing of its diatomic carbon molecules to react with the solar wind. Ethan Miller, Getty Images via AFP