THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 6, 2023


Posted at Feb 06 2023 11:53 PM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Pope Francis urges South Sudan leaders to work for peace

Pope Francis (center) waves as he arrives by popemobile for holy mass at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba, South Sudan, on Sunday. Pope Francis wraps up his pilgrimage to South Sudan with an open-air mass on Sunday after urging its leaders to focus on bringing peace to the fragile country torn apart by violence and poverty. The three-day trip is the first papal visit to the largely Christian country since it achieved independence from Sudan in 2011 and plunged into a civil war that killed nearly 400,000 people. Tiziana Fabi, AFP

Groups call for an end to mining in Sibuyan

A coalition of environmental groups picket in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources main office in Quezon City on Monday to show support to a community fighting mining operations in Sibuyan Island, Romblon, following a violent dispersal of protesters on February 3. The group called on lawmakers to probe the ongoing project and urged vigilance among the public amidst push for more mining activities in the country. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Alternative to fresh bouquets on Valentine’s Day

Wooden flowers go on sale in a stall in the Dangwa Flower Market in Manila on Sunday. Rustic flowers made of wood and dried leaves are sold as alternative with prices of fresh flowers expected to increase as Valentine’s Day approaches. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Reparations for climate change loss, damage

Climate advocates representing communities impacted by climate disasters hold a bike ride as part of its creative protest at Pilipinas Shell in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City on Monday. The group delivered a letter, as four climate activists simultaneously occupy Shell's floating oil platform headed for new extraction at the Shetland Islands, to demand for a stop in fossil fuel expansion, and pay reparations for climate change impacts. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Taylor Swift wins Best Music Video for 'All Too Well'

Taylor Swift (right) greets Questlove (left) as they arrive for the 65th annual Grammy Awards at the Arena in Los Angeles, California on Sunday. Taylor Swift won Best Music Video for "All Too Well: The Short Film," which she directed. Caroline Brehman, EPA-EFE

Earthquake death toll rises in Syria and Turkey

Syrian civil defense members carry an injured woman after rescuing her from the rubble of a collapsed building after an earthquake in the government-controlled Aleppo on Monday. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria early on February 6, killing more than a thousand people as they slept, levelling buildings and sending tremors that were felt as far away as the island of Cyprus, Egypt and Iraq. AFP