THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 5, 2019


Posted at Jun 05 2019 11:58 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos

From selfless to selfie

Young Muslim women take selfies as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila to mark the end of Ramadan on Wednesday. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated for completing the prayer and fasting required during the holy month. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Eid Mubarak

Filipino Muslims pray as they gather at the Quezon Memorial Circle to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday. Millions of Muslims in the Philippines, comprising 6% of the population, celebrated the end of the holy month, which is marked around the world. Alec Corpuz, ABS-CBN News

Looking up

A little girl looks at praying adults during the Eid al-Fitr celebration at the Blue Masjid Mosque in Taguig City on Wednesday. The date of Eid al-Fitr, or "the festival of breaking the fast," begins with the first sighting of the new moon and varies from one country to another. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Xi Jinping arrives in Russia

Chinese President Xi Jinping walks past Russian honor guards during a ceremony to welcome Xi at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow on Wednesday where he will attend a two-day economic forum hosted by Russian president Vladimir Putin. Trade between China and Russia rose almost 25 percent last year even as both countries currently have frosty relations with the US. Shamil Zhumatov, Reuters

Senate party

Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday hosts colleagues both leaving and entering the Upper Chamber at his residence in Makati to talk about committee chairmanships. Incumbent senators have repeatedly said that neophytes should first learn from them before pursuing committee positions. Photo from Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s Twitter account