THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 07, 2020


Posted at Jul 08 2020 12:44 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Food assistance in Chelsea amid COVID-19 pandemic

A resident picks up food distributed at a food pantry run by Revival International Center (Centro Internacional de Avivamiento) Chelsea, amid ongoing economic hardship for some people due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S. on Monday. The US recorded at least 2.9 million COVID-19 cases with 130,000 deaths on Monday Brian Snyder, Reuters

Safe trips amid MRT-3 closure

A ticketing staff wearing personal protective equipment receives payment from a passenger taking a ride under the government’s Bus Augmentation Program at the EDSA-Taft station in Pasay City on Tuesday. The Transportation department suspended the operation of MRT3 from July 7 to 11 to make way for the testing of its workers after 186 tested positive for COVID-19. Danny Pata, ABS-CBN News

Healthy seas amid COVID-19 lockdown

A pod of sperm whales are seen swimming off the Sicilian coast of Milazzo , in this video framegrab taken on June 29, 2020. The Italian Coast Guard carry out a study on the health of Italy's seas and improvements to marine life due to a lack of human activities during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdow Carmelo Isgro - MuMa Museo del Mare di Milazzo/Handout via Reuters

Trade department pushes for ‘BUYani’

People check agricultural products for sale outside the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) head office in Makati City on Tuesday. Locally grown produce from Cagayan Valley were offered to customers as part of DTI’s ‘Go local Buy local’ campaign dubbed “BUYani” para sa Pilipinas. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

‘Trabaho hindi aresto’

Members of the Movement Against the Anti-Terrorism Act (MATA) hold a rally at the University Avenue in UP Diliman, Quezon City on Tuesday, as they commemorate the 128th anniversary of the Katipunan. The protesters called for the scrapping of the Anti-Terrorism law which allegedly threatens the rights and freedom of citizens, and urged government to address more pressing issues affecting Filipinos. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Chinese students take college entrance exam

A security guard uses a megaphone to guide students entering a high school to take the annual national college entrance exam, or "gaokao", which has been postponed by a month due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in Beijing, China on Tuesday. Nearly 11 million students took the test, with exam centers in Beijing setting up temperature checkpoints and requiring students to wear face masks as the city tries to curb an outbreak traced to a wholesale market early last month. Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters

Flowers for heroes

A vendor arranges flowers for sale to visitors at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Tuesday. The remains of Sgt. Jaime Velasco Jr., one of the four military intelligence personnel killed by policemen in Jolo, Sulu on June 29, arrived at the Libingan mga Bayani from his hometown in San Pablo, Laguna on Tuesday for the last two days of his wake and subsequent burial. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News