THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 3, 2019


Posted at Jul 04 2019 02:23 AM

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Total eclipse observed in Latin America

Solar eclipse as seen from the La Silla European Southern Observatory (ESO) in La Higuera, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of tourists braced Tuesday for a rare total solar eclipse that was expected to turn day into night along a large swath of Latin America's southern cone, including much of Chile and Argentina. Martin Bernetti, AFP

Destroying video-karera machines

Maintenance personnel collect 1-peso coins from the destroyed "video-karera" machines at the Manila City Hall quadrangle on Wednesday. Mayor Isko Moreno and Manila Police District Chief Brig. General Vicente Danao led the destruction of 75 confiscated machines around the city. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Birthday bash food poisoning

First aid workers carry an elderly woman to the ambulance after experiencing symptoms of food poisoning during an event in Pasig City as part of former First Lady Imelda Marcos’s 90th birthday celebration. Some 100 attendees were rushed to nearby hospitals due to stomach ache and vomiting after eating packed lunches served at the event. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Marine pollution exercise 2019

Japan Coast Guard personnel drag an oil containment boom in front of a Philippine Coast Guard ship during the Regional Marine Pollution Exercise (MARPOLEX 2019) off the coast of Davao Gulf in Davao City on Wednesday. The Republic of Indonesia–Directorate General of Sea Transportation also participated in the said exercise aimed at enhancing interoperability during oil spill response operations of participating units. Manman Dejeto, ABS-CBN News

"Back to BakUNA"

Grade 1 student Liam Francis Pabalinas receives free immunization against measles, diphtheria, and tetanus during the Department of Health’s school-based immunization program "Back to BakUNA" at the Signal Village National High School in Taguig on Wednesday. The program aims to reach more children, particularly adolescents, and is an opportunity for children to catch up on vaccinations they missed. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Beauty Queens call for plastic-free market shopping

Miss Air Philippines 2018 Zahra Bianca Saldua and Miss Water Philippines 2018 Berjayneth Chee shop for produce at the Farmers Market in Quezon City using baskets instead of single use plastics on Wednesday. The Miss Earth Foundation, along with other environmental protection groups, marked International Plastic Bag Free Day by calling on the public to use eco-friendly containers when market shopping to lessen pollution. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News