THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 21, 2019


Posted at Jun 22 2019 12:51 AM

China's Xi Jinping in North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on Friday by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The marks Xi's first visit to the reclusive nation. KCNA via Reuters

Mom's failed rescue

A sperm whale and its baby, tangled in a fishing net, lie dead in the Tyrrhenian sea off Italy, Thursday. An Italian environmental group is reporting the sighting of a dead mother sperm whale and its baby that became tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian sea off Italy. Marevivo said Thursday that the Italian Coast Guard had responded and surmised that the mother died trying to free its baby, which was trapped in a fishing net. Part of the net was found in the adult's mouth while the baby was completely covered by it. Italian Coast Guard/Marevivo via AP

Stand for PH

A lone protester waves the Philippine flag outside the Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday morning. The protester called for Manila’s immediate action against a Chinese vessel that reportedly rammed a Filipino fishing boat in the South China Sea. Jorge Cariño, ABS-CBN News

Cardinal Tagle leads bloodletting

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle greets blood donors during a bloodletting activity at the Arzobispado office in Intramuros Manila on Friday. The event was organized in cooperation with the Philippine Red Cross as Cardinal Tagle celebrates his 62nd birthday. Angie De Silva, ABS-CBN News

Less water in Pasig

A resident of Oranbo, Pasig fills up plastic bottles as their community anticipates a service interruption on Friday. Water concessionaires warned of possible supply interruptions which may extend up to 17 hours a day due to the shortfall in Angat Dam. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Go Skateboarding Day, Manila

Skateboarders gather in Manila and skate on the streets on Friday as they celebrate Go Skateboarding Day, celebrated worldwide on June 21. The event aims to bring environmental awareness and also calls for public skate parks and spaces for skaters to practice and play. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Denied entry

Former top diplomat Albert Del Rosario shows his diplomatic passport as he arrives in Manila on Friday after he was denied entry in Hong Kong. Del Rosario led the country’s winning arbitration case against China on the South China Sea dispute and also recently filed a communication against Chinese President Xi Jinping before the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity over Beijing's incursions in the disputed waters. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Yogi practice

An Indian boy performs on the mallakhamb, a traditional Indian sport, during International Yoga Day in New Delhi on Friday. Yoga enthusiasts across the world took part in mass yoga events to mark International Yoga Day, which is celebrated every June 21. Mariya Amrayeva, AP