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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 15, 2020

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Posted at May 16 2020 01:05 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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To cut or not to cut

Owner Paul Furrer cuts the hair of Jeff Jones at Rick's Barber Shop Thursday in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The store re-opened after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Ever's stay-at-home order on Wednesday, amid the big debate in the United States on restricting movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Morry Gash, AP

Dark skies in Aurora as Ambo nears

Dark rain clouds hang above the sea in Baler, Aurora as the province feels the effects of Typhoon Ambo on Friday. Ambo, the first typhoon of the season, cut across several provinces on the eastern portion of the country after making landfall in Samar Thursday. Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News

Japan lifts its restrictions

Commuters wearing protective face masks are seen in Fukuoka, southern Japan a day after the government announced the lifting of the state of emergency related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Japan, which had more than 16,000 cases and over 700 fatalities, lifted its state of emergency in over 80% of the country. Kyodo, via Reuters

Caught between a pandemic and a typhoon

A man holds his umbrella as he bikes along EDSA in Quezon City as Typhoon Ambo brings rain in Metro Manila on Friday. The typhoon made landfall in Samar on Thursday and is expected to be closest to the capital on Friday before exiting the country on Saturday. Larry M. Piojo, ABS-CBN News

The new 'nor-mall'

An army of maintenance personnel of a mall in Masinag, Antipolo, Rizal prepares for the mall's wider reopening on Saturday after the 2-month long enhanced community quarantine in the metro is lifted and modified to allow business to gradually open their shops. Under the new normal, malls have to maintain proper social distancing. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Ambo batters Atimonan, Quezon

A man residing by the river evacuates with his belongings as Typhoon Ambo hammers Atimonan, Quezon on Friday. The typhoon, which has made landfall 6 times since Thursday, has weakened into a severe tropical storm on Friday but will continue to dump moderate to heavy rain over Quezon and other parts of the country. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Picking up the pieces

Residents stand among debris next to a huge crucifix blown from a church after it was destroyed at the height of Typhoon Ambo in Arteche town, Eastern Samar on Friday, a day after the storm hit the town. The typhoon, which has since weakened into a severe tropical storm, has dumped heavy rains and torn off roofs since it roared ashore on central Samar island on May 14, with hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in its path on the coast or in flimsy homes. Alren Beronio, AFP

Rain or shine, frontliners fulfill their duty

A police officer mans a checkpoint set up for the enhanced community quarantine along the South Luzon Expressway in Makati even as Typhoon Ambo hit the country on Friday. The country is dealing with a storm and torrential rains, even as the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic remains Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News