THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 23, 2020


Posted at Jul 23 2020 11:54 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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New lawyer dedicates success to parents

Newly sworn-in Attorney Aivan Charles Torres poses with a standee photo of his parents, who failed to make it to Manila due to travel restrictions, at the Supreme Court in Manila on Thursday. The Supreme Court prohibits guests and requires Bar passers to take the COVID-19 rapid tests upon arrival at the SC before the Signing of the Roll of Attorneys, held from July 6- August 3, 2020. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Jeepney drivers call for help at DSWD

Jeepney drivers from different organizations gather in front of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) office in Quezon City on Thursday, to ask for sufficient aid for those affected by the general community quarantine imposed to curb the spread of the COVID-19. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Questioning the Philippines' new anti-terror law

Lawyers Erin Tañada, Chel Diokno, and Quezon City 6th district Representative Kit Belmonte pose for photos outside the Supreme Court before filing a petition against the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020, on Thursday. The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) represented a group of veteran journalists, human rights defenders, lawmakers and constitution framers in raising concern that the “ATA can be used as a weapon against constitutionally protected speech and speech-related conduct.” George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

China launches Tianwen-1 Mars probe

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Long March-5 rocket carrying the Tianwen-1 Mars probe lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province, on Thursday. China launched its most ambitious Mars mission yet on Thursday in a bold attempt to join the United States in successfully landing a spacecraft on the red planet. Cai Yang, Xinhua via AP

Environmental groups call for broadcast resumption of ABS-CBN

Members of various environmental groups, bannered under the Green Thumb Coalition, gather outside the ABS-CBN headquarters in Quezon City on Thursday for a noise barrage to support the network. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said Wednesday some 13 mining firms were audited and given corrective measures to be allowed to operate again. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Protesting Chinese Communist Party’s founding anniversary

A model head in the likeness of Chinese President Xi Jinping is hung upside down from a building by Tibetan activists during a protest in Dharmsala, India on Thursday. Activists from Students for a Free Tibet marked the 99th founding anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party on Thursday with a protest of China’s occupation of Tibet. Ashwini Bhatia, AP