THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 17, 2020


Posted at Jun 18 2020 12:16 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Trump signs order on police reform

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to applause after signing an executive order on police reform during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., Tuesday. Trump, who opposed calls in defunding the US police, signed an order that would reform the police force which includes banning of chokeholds and inclusion of social workers in responding to non-violent cases like drug addiction and homelessness. Leah Millis, Reuters

India and China in violent face-off

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers guard a highway leading towards Leh, bordering China, in Gagangir, India on Wednesday. The long-running border dispute between Asian nuclear powers India and China turned deadly for the first time in nearly half a century after at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a "violent face-off", the army said on June 16. Tauseef Mustafa, AFP

Beijing imposes new travel restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise

Travelers wearing protective gear are seen at the departure hall of Beijing Capital International Airport after scores of domestic flights in and out of the Chinese capital were cancelled following the new outbreak of COVID-19 in Beijing, China on Wednesday. Health officials recorded 31 COVID-19 infections on June 16 traced to the Xinfadi wholesale food center prompting mass testing for the new coronavirus in the area.
 Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters

Last days at the shelter

A mother and child spend their last days at the San Fernando de Dilao Parish Church gymnasium in Paco, Manila, which was transformed into a temporary shelter for the homeless when Metro Manila was placed under enhanced community quarantine last March.

The AJ Kalinga Foundation and other non-government organizations are currently processing the transfer of homeless elderly persons to different institutions, and the return of stranded persons to their respective home provinces as the school prepares for class opening in August. Danny Pata, ABS-CBN News

Pasig city extends aid to jeepney drivers

Jeepney drivers who are Pasig City residents line up at the Tricycle Operation and Regulation Office in Brgy. Santo Tomas for food packs provided by the local government on Wednesday. Jeepneys have not been allowed to ply the roads since a lockdown was imposed in March to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Metro Manila. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Indian activists protest against China

Activists of Siliguri Youth Congress burn posters and effigy of Chinese President Xi Jinping during an anti-China protest in Siliguri on Wednesday. The deaths of 20 Indian soldiers in clashes with Chinese troops on the Asian giants' border "will not be in vain," Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on June 17. Diptendu Dutta, AFP

House hearing on ABS-CBN franchise continues

Nueva Ecija 2nd District Rep. Micaela Violago (foreground) speaks with ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak (from left), COO Cory Vidanes, and Chairman Mark Lopez before the resumption of the House hearing on the ABS-CBN franchise in Quezon City on Wednesday. The hearing tackled the constitutionality of the network's reacquisition by the Lopezes during the post-EDSA Revolution and whether or not the network's application violate the 50-year constitutional limitation for a franchise. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Just like the real thing

Three-year-old Merlin Coles watches the horse racing from Royal Ascot on TV at his home with his dog Mistress while sitting on his horse named Mr Glitter Sparkles in Bere Regis, Dorset. The horse racing festival, one of Britain’s highlights in its social calendar and usually attracts thousands of spectators, is being held behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Paul Childs, Reuters