THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 15, 2019


Posted at Aug 16 2019 12:38 AM

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A gravesite in Marawi

A marker stands where a departed relative was buried in Sector 1, Most Affected Area (MAA) in Marawi City Wednesday. Some residents still refuse to alter their lots after the war, for fear of desecrating the final resting place of their loved ones. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News

74th anniversary of Japan's WWII surrender

A visitor to the Yasakuni shrine in Tokyo carries the Japanese flag on Thursday, the 74th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II. The controversial shrine honors 2.5 million war dead but also top World War II criminals and has frequently been a source of sour relations with countries that bore the brunt of Japan's aggression. Charly Triballeau, AFP

Painting carabaos

Teodora Madredejos paints a carabao made of papier-mache during an all-day event at the opening of Likha-an: Lunduyan ng Tradisyonal na Sining at Kultura at the Puerta Real Gardens in Intramuros, Manila on Thursday. Likha-an aims to promote and preserve traditional Philippine art by providing a space for artists and the general public. ABS-CBN News

Just another day

Children at Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila, make a Philippine flag for a school presentation on Thursday. According to residents, they will see 90 more days of random police operations in different areas of the compound owing to Mayor Isko Moreno’s directive of “cleaning up” the area, an experience they consider normal. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Russian plane emergency landing

A still image, taken from a drone video footage, shows the Ural Airlines A321 passenger plane following an emergency landing in a field near Zhukovsky International Airport in Moscow Region, Russia on Thursday. The plane, carrying 226 passengers and a crew of seven, collided with a flock of birds while taking off Thursday. Twenty-three people, including 5 children, were hospitalized. Moscow News Agency/Reuters