THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 26, 2019


Posted at Jun 27 2019 12:53 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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'Sayonara coal'

Pro-environment protesters shout slogans during a rally in front of the Japanese embassy in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday. The group is challenging Japan to stop financing coal and fossil fuels as it prepares to host the Group of 20 (G20) leaders for a two-day summit on June 28. Aaron Favila, AP

Remembering the King of Pop

A Michael Jackson impersonator dances next to Michael Jackson's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, 10 years after the death of the child star turned King of Pop in Los Angeles, California. Jackson’s legacy and reputation has come into scrutiny recently after the release of the documentary “Leaving Neverland” where two men gave accounts of alleged sexual abuse by the singer in the 90s when they were boys. Mike Blake, Reuters

Sorting trash

A man picks out plastic materials from other trash at a junk shop in Tondo, Manila on Wednesday. ASEAN member nations, including four of the world’s top polluters namely the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand, recently adopted the “Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in ASEAN Region” in a bid to emphasize environmental protection and lessen marine debris. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Art in Defense of Mother Nature

People pass beneath a mural on the ceiling of the Paseo de Roxas underpass in Makati on Wednesday. The mural named “Art in Defense of Mother Nature” made by artist and conservationist AG Saño aims to promote awareness in protecting marine life and ecology. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Calling for help

A protester walks by the US emblem with the "Help" message stuck during a protest against a contentious extradition bill outside the US Consulate in Hong Kong on Wednesday. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has previously said that President Trump would talk about the Hong Kong protests with Xi Jinping during the G20 Summit but the Chinese side said it will not tolerate any discussions on the matter. Kin Cheung, AP

Doggo says hello

Muntinlupa Office of the City Veterinarian’s Dr. Pamela Hernandez on Wednesday checks on a stray being rehabilitated at the Muntinlupa Animal Pound before being trained as a therapy dog. The office denied claims of a recent viral social media post that the pound was set to euthanize 35 stray dogs if they were not adopted. The dogs have since been adopted. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News