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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 7, 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 08 2020 03:24 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

Palestinians in solidarity over Beirut blast

Palestinian children in Gaza City hold a candlelight vigil in solidarity with the Lebanese people on Thursday, two days after a massive explosion shook the Lebanese capital. The blast, caused by an errant stockpile of ammonium nitrate at the port, killed more than 150 and injured scores of other people. Mahmud Hams, AFP

Poisoned beauty

Birds fly over the Lago Cerro, colored by alleged chemical disposals from a tannery located on its banks, in Limpio, 25 km northeast of Asuncion, Paraguay, on Thursday. According to experts from the National University Multidisciplinary Lab, the color of the water is due to the presence of heavy metals like iron, chromium, and zinc, among others, commonly used in the tanning process. Norberto Duarte, AFP

Downpour drenches parts of Metro Manila

People brave the heavy downpour as they cross an intersection between Sgt. Esguerra and Timog Avenue in Quezon City on Friday afternoon. The trough of a low pressure area off the east of Infanta, Quezon brought rain showers and thunderstorms to Metro Manila and other parts of the country while MIMAROPA and Western Visayas is affected by the Southwest Monsoon. Larry Monserate Piojo, ABS-CBN News

Building rapid test booths

Workers in San Juan City assemble COVID-19 testing booths on Friday before being delivered to Mandaluyong City for the city government's free mass testing program. As of August 6, Mandaluyong has confirmed 1,787 coronavirus cases, 675 of these active. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Manila opens another COVID-19 quarantine facility

COVID-19 testing czar Vince Dizon and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno take a selfie with health workers during the launch of the Manuel L. Quezon University quarantine facility in Quiapo, Manila on Friday. The 13th such facility in Manila has 60 beds and will cater to asymptomatic COVID-19 patients. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Different kind of fishing

Mang Vicente, 64, uses a net to haul items in a tributary after a downpour in Barangay Tatalon, Quezon City, on Friday, items he hopes he can trade at junk shops. Sen. Ralph Recto warned that typhoons could cause the further spread of the COVID-19 virus if evacuees are crammed at evacuation centers without recalibrating government strategies in combating the pandemic. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Quarantine hits jeepney drivers hard

Jobless jeepney drivers line up to receive food donations, as public transportation was again restricted during the lockdown in Quezon City on Friday. The capital and neighboring provinces returned to another lockdown after medical groups warned that the country was waging a losing battle against the coronavirus amid an alarming surge in infections. Aaron Favila, AP