THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 24, 2020


Posted at Jun 25 2020 01:33 AM | Updated as of Jun 25 2020 01:35 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico

Workers remove rubble and place security tape alerting of a damaged building after a quake in Oaxaca, Mexico on Tuesday. A 7.4 magnitude quake was registered Tuesday in the south of Mexico, according to the Mexican National Seismological Service. Patricia Castellanos, AFP

449th Araw ng Maynila

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno visits the tomb of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi inside the San Agustin Church in Manila on the commemoration of the 449th “Araw ng Maynila”, Wednesday. Manila Day celebrates the foundation of the City of Manila in 1571 by the Spanish navigator and governor Miguel López de Legaspi. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

'Basbasan' in San Juan

Members of the convoy push low-hanging wires along the route of the procession of the feast of Saint John the Baptist in San Juan City on Wednesday. The City of San Juan skipped the traditional ‘basaan’ as part of the annual Wattah Wattah festival and organized ‘Basbasan sa Makabagong San Juan’ as Metro Manila remain under general community quarantine to prevent spread of COVID-19. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Malaysia reopens schools

Students wear face masks and maintain physical distancing in a classroom during the first day of school reopening at a high school in Putrajaya, Malaysia on Wednesday. Malaysia began reopening schools Wednesday while entering the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) after three months of coronavirus restrictions. Vincent Thian, AP

Prepping for their shift

Medics from the Beijing Fengsheng Special Hospital of Traditional Medical Traumatology and Orthopaedics prepare for their shift at a Jinrong Street testing site on Wednesday. China reported 12 new cases of COVID-19, including seven domestic cases in Beijing. Nicolas Asfouri, AFP

Moscow celebrates Victory Day

Russian sailors march during the Victory Day Parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday. The military parade, marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, was scheduled for May 9 but postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Mikhail Voskresenskiy, Host photo agency via Reuters

Manila lights up for frontliners on founding anniversary

The dancing fountain at Liwasang Bonifacio displays the colors of the Philippine flag, as the Manila Clock Tower and other monuments are lit simultaneously as a tribute to frontliners battling the spread of COVID-19 during the Araw ng Maynila on Wednesday. The capital city is celebrating its 449th founding anniversary by dedicating the day to frontliners as it toned down festivities due to quarantine protocols. Val Cuenca, ABS-CBN News