THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 23, 2020


Posted at Jun 24 2020 12:37 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Implementing physical distancing with Minions

Minions toys are seen on cinema seats to maintain physical distancing between spectators at a MK2 cinema in Paris, France on Monday. Paris' cinemas reopened its doors to the public following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France. Benoit Tessier, Reuters

Protesters clash with police officers in Lafayette park

U.S. Park Police officers move in and clash with demonstrators protecting other protestors trying to pull down the statue of U.S. President Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park in front of the White House during racial inequality protests in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday. Protesters failed to remove the statue of Jackson, in a bid to destroy monuments of historical figures considered to be racist and divisive. Joshua Roberts, Reuters

Protection for jeepney drivers

A driver wears a mask and gloves as protection against the coronavirus onboard a modern jeepney plying the Roces- Cubao route on Tuesday. Wearing masks is mandatory for drivers and passengers riding public utility vehicles, while other safety protocols like physical distancing, registration for contact tracing and provision of disinfectants are strictly enforced to prevent spread of COVID-19. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Analyzing COVID-19 numbers

President Rodrigo Duterte reviews a document during a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on Monday. Duterte assigned Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to oversee IATF-EID’s response in Cebu City as COVID-19 cases reached 4,449. Robinson Niñal, Presidential Photo

Safeguarding livelihood

Beautician Lea Maagad, 46, fixes plastic dividers inside her parlor at the Dagupan City public market on Tuesday. Beauty parlors and barbershops have been allowed to operate with strict safety protocols in areas under modified general community quarantine as owners try to recoup lost income during the 2-month COVID-19 lockdown. Jojo Riñoza, ABS-CBN News

Waiting for a way back home

Children run around as other stranded individuals stay at the Philippine Army Gym at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig on Tuesday. Canceled flights to parts of the Philippines due to quarantine protocols forced some travelers to take shelter at the gym as they wait for a way back to their provinces. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Reclaiming bike lanes

Members of the PNP Highway Patrol Group assist cyclists after clearing out and penalizing vehicles obstructing bike lanes in Quezon City on Tuesday. The PNP and the Joint Task Force COVID Shield say the operations are in response to complaints from some cyclists amid the pandemic, as the parked cars force them to merge with traffic. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Fajr prayer at the Kaaba

Muslims perform the al-Fajr prayer at the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque complex in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia has announced it will hold a "very limited" hajj this year, with pilgrims already in the kingdom allowed to perform the annual ritual as it moves to curb the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the Gulf. AFP

UP sunflowers start to bloom

A woman takes a photo of herself and sunflowers at University Avenue, University of the Philippines Diliman on Tuesday. The university will carry on its tradition of planting sunflowers during graduation despite putting commencement exercises on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News