THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 19, 2020


Posted at Jun 20 2020 12:28 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Because of COVID-19

TV prosthetics artist Rene Abelardo tries on a sample of his prosthetic face masks, his latest creation as TV projects took a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic, in San Pedro, Laguna, on Wednesday. Millions of workers, displaced by the ongoing quarantine and shutdown of businesses, have resorted to various means to make a living. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Dreamers can stay in the United States

DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers, and their supporters celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Thursday after the court ruled that U.S. President Donald Trump's 2017 move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was unlawful. The program, created in 2012 by Democratic president Barack Obama, allows young undocumented immigrants to the United States to apply for a temporary status that shields them from deportation and allows them to work. Jonathan Ernst, Reuters

Where's the party?

This photo taken on June 17, 2020 shows a policeman standing guard along the empty famous white beach of Boracay Island in central Philippines, as community quarantine against COVID-19 still continues throughout the country, with foreign tourists still banned on beaches. The famous island's reopening after a three-month quarantine hit a snag after a Bureau of Fire Protection personnel who tested positive for the virus was found to have attended a "despedida" party in one of the resorts. Ernesto Cruz, AFP

Rizal birthday honors frontliners

Doves fly past the monument of National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal at the Luneta Park in Manila as a group from the Knights of Rizal laid a wreath Friday in observance of his 159th birth anniversary. The country hailed Filipinos leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as modern-day heroes in line with Rizal's call on the Filipino youth to serve the country. Danny Pata, ABS-CBN News

Sound mind, sound body

People practice yoga at a park in Handan in China's northern Hebei province on Friday, a few days before the International Day of Yoga. The event, celebrated annually since 2015, aims to raise awareness worldwide on the mental and physical health benefits of yoga. AFP

China reports new COVID-19 cases

A nurse in personal protective equipment gestures at the photographer outside a makeshift testing site in Beijing on Friday after a new outbreak of COVID-19 in the Chinese capital. Mainland China has reported 32 new COVID-19 cases as of June 18, with 25 of those in Beijing, said China’s National Commission on Friday, prompting local authorities to step up measures and restrict movement in a bid to prevent further spread of the virus. Thomas Peter, Reuters

Anti-China protests continue in India

A man beats a burning Chinese flag with his shoe during a protest against the Chinese government in Dharmsala, India on Friday. India said Thursday it was using diplomatic channels with China to de-escalate a military standoff in a remote Himalayan border region where 20 Indian soldiers were killed this week. Ashwini Bhatia, AP

Stranded individuals go back home

People wait to go back to their provinces on Friday after being stranded in Metro Manila due to quarantine measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. A total of 146 individuals were taken home for free on Friday through the Balik-Probinsya program and the efforts of the Office of the Vice President, Redemptorist Church National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Baclaran, and local government units. Besides disinfection procedures and temperature checks, passengers were required to present a medical certificate and travel authority issued by the Philippine National Police and LGUs of their respective towns and provinces. Jay Ganzon, OVP