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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 15, 2020

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Posted at Jul 16 2020 12:03 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

France honors frontliners on Bastille Day

French Alpha jets of the Patrouille de France fly over the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees avenue during the Bastille Day military ceremony, in Paris, Tuesday. France honored nurses, ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers and others on its biggest national holiday Tuesday. Bastille Day's usual grandiose military parade in Paris is being redesigned this year to celebrate heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. Ludovic Marin, AP/ Pool

NBI begins investigation on Jolo shooting incident

Members of the Philippine National Police escort 9 police officers involved in the June 29 shooting incident that killed 4 members of the Philippine Army in Jolo, Sulu, after an investigation at the National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday. The Philippine Army, who disputed PNP’s claim of ‘misencounter’, asked the NBI to conduct the investigation. ABS-CBN News

Manila City opens COVID-19 drive-thru testing facility

Health workers from the Manila City Health Department extract blood samples from motorists at a COVID-19 drive-thru testing center in front of the Andres Bonifacio Monument along Taft Avenue in Manila City on Wednesday. The blood samples will be processed using serology testing machines that can run 89,6000 tests per month. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Navotas gears up for 2-week lockdown

Members of the Philippine National Police conduct a patrol at a community in Navotas City on Wednesday, the eve of a 14-day lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the city. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday said they are targeting around 200 residents of Navotas who will be placed in isolation facilities to stem the transmission of the disease in the community. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Sunsets and face masks in Miami Beach

People walk as the sun sets in the background in South Bay, Miami Beach, Florida on Tuesday, amid the coronavirus pandemic. The US state of Florida, one of the current epicenters in the US' coronavirus crisis, on Tuesday posted a record number of deaths for a 24-hour period at 132. The state department of health announced the grim milestone in its daily statistics on the virus pandemic. It reported more than 9,000 new cases in the same 24-hour span. Chandan Khanna, AFP

Lighting a candle for press freedom

ABS-CBN employees and supporters light candles as they participate in a noise barrage protest calling for the resumption of the network’s operations for the fifth straight day along Sgt. Esguerra Avenue in Quezon City on Wednesday. ABS-CBN on Wednesday said it would lay off workers and cease some of its business operations at the end of August, after the House committee on legislative franchises voted to deny the media company’s franchise application. This even as several experts disproved various allegations against the network. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News