THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 07, 2021


Posted at Jul 07 2021 11:48 PM | Updated as of Aug 16 2021 03:09 PM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Mecca, California in worst drought since 1977

An aerial view shows agricultural fields as California faces its worst drought since 1977, in Mecca, Calif., in this drone photo taken on July 4, 2021. Drought has scorched much of the U.S. West, prompting farmers in California to leave fields fallow and triggering water and energy rationing in several states. Aude Guerrucci, Reuters

Communities surrounding Taal volcano advised to remain vigilant

Taal volcano emits steam plumes as seen from a residential area in Talisay, Batangas on Wednesday. High levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide (SO2 gas emissions) with average emission of 7,560 tons/day and steam-rich plumes that rose one thousand five hundred (1,500) meters was generated from the Taal Main Crater on July 6 before drifting southwest. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

8 more bodies recovered from collapsed Florida tower, death toll climbs to 36

Search-and-rescue efforts continue after the managed demolition of the remaining part of Champlain Towers South complex in Surfside, Florida, U.S. on Tuesday. The death toll from the apartment collapse rose to 36 after 8 bodies were recovered on Tuesday while 109 remain missing according to local authorities. Marco Bello, Reuters

Prepping for the 2nd jab

A woman checks her arm as she waits in line to get her second jab of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine inside a covered court at the Katuparan Housing project in Vitas, Tondo, Manila on Wednesday. The city government of Manila has allocated 1,002 doses of the vaccine to the area for residents belonging to the A5 (indigent) category. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Malabon residents receive 2nd COVID-19 vaccine jab

A Malabon resident scheduled to receive their 2nd COVID-19 vaccine jab is inoculated at the Ninoy Aquino Elementary School in Brgy. Longos on Wednesday. Malabon and six other Metro Manila cities have limited or temporarily suspended first-dose vaccinations due to low vaccine supply. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Longing for home

Residents of Bgy. Bilibinwang take shelter at the evacuation center in Coral na Munti National High School in Agoncillo, Batangas on Wednesday as Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 3. Phivolcs chief Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr. said in a Teleradyo interview that they recorded yesterday high levels of sulfur dioxide which may cause the volcano to erupt. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Going through disinfection

A medical worker wearing protective equipment walks through a disinfection cabin at the COVID-19 unit of the Mariinsky Hospital in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. Russia on July 4, 2021 counted more than 25,000 new daily infections after a week of record death tolls as the highly contagious Delta variant propels a global resurgence of the pandemic. Olga Maltseva, AFP