THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 7, 2022


Posted at Oct 07 2022 11:54 PM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Batman at the New York Comic Con

Andrew Bridges of New York walks through an underpass in his Batman costume during the first day of New York Comic Con at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, New York, United States, Thursday. The annual event, which offers pop culture fans exhibitions and displays of popular video games, movies and comic books, expects to have its regular crowd back after a two-year limited capacity due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Justin Lane, EPA-EFE

Mother grieves for Thai nursery attack victim

The mother of a victim cries outside a nursery in Thailand's northeastern Nong Bua Lam Phu province on Friday, a day after a former policeman murdered nearly two dozen children in one of the kingdom's worst mass killings. Armed with a gun and knife, the attacker opened fire on the childcare center, killing at least 37 people, including 23 children. Manan Vatsyayana, AFP

First joint exercise with American forces under President Marcos

An American soldier assists a Philippine marine as they conduct a chemical reconnaissance and surveillance exercise during "Kamandag, Cooperation of the Warriors of the Sea,” a joint US-Philippine military exercise in Zambales on Friday. The drills involved 1,900 US Marines and some 600 Filipino counterparts in mock amphibious assaults and special operations, the first under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. after his predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte, frowned on military exercises with American forces. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Fire hits Easter Island stone statues

This handout picture released by the Rapanui Municipality shows Moais, stone statues of the Rapa Nui culture, affected by a fire at the Rapa Nui National Park in Easter Island, Chile, on Thursday. The fire, which has razed around 100 hectares of the island, came just three months after Easter Island was reopened to tourism on August 5, after two years of closure due to COVID-19. Rapanui Municipality / AFP

On one knee for fallen comrades

Ukrainian soldiers take a knee as their comrades carry the coffins of their fellow servicemen Roman Vyshynskyi, Yuriy Lelyavskyi and Ihor Hadyak, who were killed in combat fighting Russian troops, during a funeral ceremony in Lviv, on Friday amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukrainian troops have been leading counter-offensives in the south and the east of the country in the past few weeks, clawing back large swathes of territory. Yuriy Dyachyshyn, AFP