The Day in Photos, 7 April 2017


Posted at Apr 07 2017 05:49 PM | Updated as of Apr 07 2017 06:18 PM

Syrian children fear gas attack

Syrian children, along with first aiders and civil defense volunteers, hold placards and photos showing victims of the recent alleged chemical attack Khan Sheikhoun, during a gathering to show solidarity with the victims in Douma, Syria, 05 April 2017 (issued 06 April 2017). Reports state 72 people, including 20 children, were killed in an alleged chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun of Idlib province on 04 April. Mohammed Badra, EPA

US launches air strike against Syria

U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea which U.S. Defense Department said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017. Days after an alleged toxic gas attack hit the area of Khan Sheikhoun, killing at least 70 people including 20 children. Ford Williams courtesy of US Navy, Handout/ Reuters

Joint Task Force Sulu gets new pistols

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte hands the document certifying the distribution of Glock pistols to elements of Joint Task Force Sulu during his visit to their headquarters at Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo, Sulu on Thursday. Duterte went to Sulu to award wounded soldiers under the 41st Infantry Battalion who were involved in the 3-hour fire fight against the Abu Sayyaf last April 2. Ace Morandante, Malacanang Photo

Filipino Catholics prepare for Palm Sunday

Two young women make palm fronds or "palaspas" (in Filipino) for the coming Palm Sunday at Barangay Liasim in Cavinti, Laguna on Thursday. The community supplies palaspas in most of the major churches in Metro Manila and in some provinces around Luzon, as Filipino Catholics welcome the Holy Week this coming Sunday. Maria Tan, ABS-CBN News

No to Agham Road demolition

Members of Bayan Muna Party list stage a protest action in front of the Quezon City Hall on Friday. The group called on the city government to stop the demolition of their shanties located along Agham Road in Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City. Manny Palmero, ABS-CBN News

World Health Day

Filipinos stand together to form a 'Human Blood Drop' to mark World Health Day in Marikina, on Friday. A total of 4,817 people joined to create the shape of a drop of blood during an event organized by the Philippine Blood Center and the local government of Marikina. The participants seek to acquire a listing for the 'World's largest blood drop' by Guinness World Records. Francis Malasig, EPA