THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 19, 2019


Posted at Jun 19 2019 11:51 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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China quake kills 12

People walk past earthquake-damaged buildings in Yibin, in China's southwestern Sichuan province on Tuesday. The toll from a strong Magnitude 6 earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on June 18, as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings. AFP

'Justice for Filipino fishermen'

Fisherfolk representing Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) stand beside a symbolic fishing boat as they staged a protest at Mendiola bridge in Manila on Wednesday. The group denounced President Duterte's supposed inaction in addressing the Reed Bank incident which put at risk the lives of 22 Filipino fishermen after a Chinese vessel hit and sank FB GEM-VER last June 9. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Bust a move

Yer Lord Ilvym “Dudut” Gabriel of the Philippine breakdance team performs as teammates watch during practice in Quezon City in preparation for the World Breaking Championship in Nanjing, China on June 23. The same team will represent the Philippines in this year’s Southeast Asian Games. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Kiss from the Pope

Pope Francis kisses a child's forehead, as he arrives for his weekly general audience at Saint Peter's Square, at the Vatican on Wednesday. A Vatican document said the Church should consider ordaining older married men in remote areas of the Amazon to meet the dearth of priests in the region. Andrew Medichini, AP

Manila Water rotational service interruption

Residents of Barangay Addition Hills in Mandaluyong gather water from a tank provided by authorities on Wednesday. Manila Water scheduled a rotational service interruption in parts of Metro Manila due to reduced supply in Angat Dam. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News