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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 24, 2020

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Posted at Aug 25 2020 01:38 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

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Remembering Kobe Bryant on his 42nd birthday

A limited number of fans living in the area attend a closed-door tribute, commemorating the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant by running the shot clock and sounding the buzzer at 8:24 am on his 42nd birthday at the "House of Kobe" in Valenzuela City, Monday (August 23 in US time). Bryant died in a plane crash with daughter Gigi and seven others on January 26. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Probing a crime during the COVID-19 pandemic

A crime scene investigator wearing personal protective equipment takes the fingerprints of a shooting victim by unknown assailants along Rizal Avenue in Monumento, Caloocan early Monday morning, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Philippine National Police revised its operation and investigation procedures to ensure safety of police officers against coronavirus infection after recording 3,380 COVID-19 cases with 16 deaths and 2,479 recoveries. Vincent Go, ABS-CBN News

Jolo blasts kill at least 5 soldiers, 4 civilians

Rescuers attend to injured soldiers and civilians at a blast site in Jolo, Sulu on Monday. At least 5 soldiers and 4 civilian were reported killed and 18 others wounded after a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) exploded near the M35 cargo truck of the 21st Infantry Battalion in front of the Paradise Grocery minutes before noon, according to the Philippine National Police. Contributed photo, ABS-CBN News

Manila reopens rehabilitated Lagusnilad underpass

A biker crosses the newly rehabilitated Lagusnilad near the Manila City Hall on Monday. The underpass features murals depicting the history of Manila, as well as photos of iconic landmarks in the country’s capital. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Teachers push for safe learning during COVID-19 pandemic

Members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) hold a protest outside the Department of Education Central Office in Pasig City on Monday, when the latter reopened after a 5-day lockdown. The teachers demanded that the agency properly address health and safety measures for teachers, address unavailability of centralized modules for students, and conduct proper evaluation of the current curriculum that would adapt to different modalities of learning before the scheduled school opening on Oct. 5 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Soldiers carry Jolo blast victim

Soldiers rescue a comrade after an improvised bomb exploded next to a military vehicle in Jolo, Sulu on Monday. As of posting, 7 soldiers, 4 civilians, and a suspected suicide bomber were killed, and at least 40 were injured as twin explosions ripped through the town plaza in the southern Philippine town. Nickee Butlangan, AFP