THE DAY IN PHOTOS: September 2, 2020


Posted at Sep 02 2020 11:48 PM | Updated as of Sep 01 2021 05:59 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Support for Lebanon

French Alpha Jets of the Patrouille de France spray smoke, as they fly over the site of the Aug. 4 explosion that hit the seaport, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday. French President Emmanuel Macron has planted a cedar tree in a forest in Lebanon ahead of talks with Lebanese officials on ways to help the tiny country get out of its worst economic and financial crisis and the aftermath of a blast last month that left thousands dead or wounded. Hussein Malla, AP

Intensifying police visibility in Manila

Manila City Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso gestures as members of the Manila Police District march, after the activation ceremony of new police stations held at the Quirino Grandstand on Wednesday. Domagoso led the launch of Police Station 12 (Delpan) and Police Station 13 (Baseco) in an effort to intensify police visibility in said areas, known to have high rates of criminality, according to police. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Colorful tribute to frontliners

Bro. Marthy Silubrico gets to work on a painting for the Baclaran Church in Parañaque City on Wednesday. The art work and other paintings will be placed near the church altar to show the Redemptorist church’s participation in honoring frontliners as well as support for the vulnerable who are affected by the pandemic. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Pope Francis holds limited public audience at the Vatican

Pope Francis blesses attendees as he arrives at the San Damaso courtyard in The Vatican to hold a limited public audience on Tuesday. On Sept. 2, 2020, Pope Francis is resuming limited public weekly audiences, six months after the head of the Catholic Church halted the practice because of the coronavirus pandemic. Vincenzo Pinto, AFP

South Korea braces for typhoon Maysak

A face mask sculpture is displayed as people watch the swells brought by the approaching typhoon Maysak on Haeundae beach in Busan on Wednesday. Flights were grounded in South Korea and storm warnings issued on both sides of the Korean peninsula as a typhoon forecast to be one of the most powerful in years made its approach. Ed Jones, AFP