THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 26, 2020
Here are the big stories today in photos.
ASEAN Summit teleconference
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (center) addresses the 36th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit video conference, attended by other ASEAN leaders in Hanoi, Vietnam on Friday. President Duterte joined other world leaders in the summit as the conference went online in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Luong Thai Linh, Reuters/pool
Pride March stripped of pride
Activists clash with police during a rally in celebration of Pride Month near the Malacanang Palace in Manila on Friday. Several members of an LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexual Transgender) group were arrested for violating COVID-19 quarantine protocols despite the physical distancing during the protest. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News
Jeepney drivers call for resumption of operations
Jeepney drivers from different transport groups call for the resumption of operations during a protest near the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City on Friday. Quarantine measures which barred most public transport since March have left jeepney drivers and operators reeling from a lack of income as their return remains uncertain. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News
Manila puts up rainbow flags on Pride Month
A worker from the Department of Engineering and Public Works of the Manila City Hall puts up rainbow flags along España Boulevard in Manila on Friday as the world celebrates Pride Month. Earlier in the day, 20 Pride March protesters were arrested during a demonstration against various issues in Mendiola, Manila for allegedly violating quarantine protocols. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News
Myanmar marks International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
A police officer walks in front of a burning pile of seized illegal drugs during a destruction ceremony to mark the United Nations "International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking" in Yangon, Myanmar, on Friday. Observed since 1989, the event this year promotes the them “Better Knowledge for Better Care,” which aims to improve the understanding of the world drug problem. Sai Aung Main, AFP
"World in progress"
A view of the artwork titled "World in progress" by French artist Saype on Tuesday, obtained on Friday, on the lawn of the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The artwork, made with an ecological mixture of chalk and charcoal, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Valentin Flauraud for Saype/Handout via Reuters