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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 8, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 09 2019 12:55 AM

Touched by a child

Pope Francis meets members of the Auxilium social cooperation organization, during his weekly general audience, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday. Pope Francis reminded the Catholic faithful that true wealth is found in Christ, not money, as he resumed his weekly general audience on August 7 after a month-long summer break. Gregorio Borgia, AP Photo

Duterte pays respect to Iloilo ferry victims

President Duterte visits the wake of one of the victims in the waters off Iloilo and Guimaras. Thirty-one people were killed in 3 separate ferry mishaps, due to a squall, while navigating to and from Iloilo and Guimaras last August 3 according to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC). King Rodriguez, Presidential Photo

Recovering from dengue

A young dengue patient walks inside San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday. The Department of Health on Tuesday declared the country's outbreak of dengue to be a national epidemic with 146,062 cases of dengue from January through July 20 this year, 98% more than the same period in 2018. Aaron Favila, AP

Long ride to forever

Passengers of city buses endure their daily commute in traffic on the third day of the implementation of the yellow lane policy along EDSA in Quezon City, Thursday. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) strictly implemented the yellow lane policy for city buses and called for voluntary dry run of the provincial bus ban along EDSA in an attempt to address traffic congestion. The massive traffic jam in EDSA, however, has drawn negative reaction among commuters. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Not just paper pushers

Baguio City Hall employees who completed the disaster rescue course participate in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Thursday. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council urged local governments to test their contingency measures as earthquakes can occur any time. Jong Gasmeña, ABS-CBN News

Visiting kids

Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019 Emma Mary Tiglao plays with a child at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center in Quezon City on Thursday. The Binibining Pilipinas 2019 pageant winners visited children battling cancer and blood disorder in the hospital as part of their outreach activities. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Coming together

A fan carries a copy of the album "Abbey Road" on Thursday as he crosses the Abbey Road zebra crossing on the 50th anniversary of The Beatles doing it for their album cover in St Johns Wood in London. "Abbey Road," which was voted the best Beatles album by readers of Rolling Stone in 2009, was the only one of the group's original British albums to show neither the band's name nor a title on the cover. Kirsty Wigglesworth, AP