THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 5, 2023


Posted at Jun 06 2023 12:20 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos. 

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1989 Tiananmen crackdown commemorated in Taipei

People place electric candles as they join a vigil during the commemoration of the 34th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday. In the early hours of 04 June 1989, Chinese troops cracked down on student protesters at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, leaving many students killed or injured. Ritchie B. Tongo, EPA-EFE

'The World's Biggest Dictation' in France

Hundreds of people participate in 'The World's Biggest Dictation' on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, on Sunday. The Champs-Elysees Committee, organizers of the event, expect around 1,700 participants to take part in the challenge, an attempt to validate the Guinness Book World Record for the world's largest spelling test. Teresa Suarez, EPA-EFE

Gov't urged to stop reclamation projects in Manila Bay

Fishermen from Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) hold a protest at the Mendiola Peace Arch in Manila on Monday, World Environment Day. The group urged the government to stop all reclamation, dredging projects and seabed quarrying in Manila Bay and other parts in the Philippines, citing its impact to the marine environment and livelihood. ABS-CBN News

Comfort at National Kidney Institute

Patients avail of services as the National Kidney and Transplant Institute offered free consultations on Monday, in observance of National Kidney Month. The running theme for the National Kidney Month 2023 is "Bato'y Alagaan Para sa Kinabukasan,” which focuses on the importance of renal health with kidney diseases often detected in its late stages. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A quiet boat ride in Laguna Lake

A fisherman paddles along a section of the Laguna Lake as seen from the C6 road in Taguig City on Monday. Environment authorities previously said they are monitoring the possible overgrowth of blue-green algae during the onset of El Niño which can complicate water filtration systems and cause fish kill in the water basin. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News