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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 22, 2021

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Posted at Oct 22 2021 11:32 PM | Updated as of Oct 23 2021 03:08 PM

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India celebrates 1 billionth jab in fight against COVID-19

Nursing staff involved with vaccination against the coronavirus pose for a photograph as Goddess Durga at the Ramaiah Hospital in Bangalore on Thursday. India administered its billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose half a year after a devastating surge in cases brought the health system close to collapse. Manjunath Kiran, AFP

Jeepney drivers protest 'crushing' oil price increases

Drivers from different transport groups join a symbolic protest against the continuing rise in oil prices at a press conference at the Ikot Terminal in the University of the Philippines in Quezon City on October 22, 2021. The groups are asking for a subsidy or an increase in fare from 9 to 12 pesos to counter the hike in the price of diesel of more than 8-pesos in the past two months. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Lower COVID-19 cases bring people outside as Christmas season nears

Children play at a Christmas installation display at the Marikina Riverbanks Center on Friday, days after the easing of the COVID-19 alert level in Metro Manila. Visitors continue to flock to various tourist attractions as infections in Metro Manila decline. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Flower vendors take advantage of early Undas 2021 visitors

Flower vendors wait for customers visiting loved ones at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City on October 22, 2021 a few days before All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day. Many Filipinos have started visiting the final resting place of their departed kin to offer prayers and flowers after the Department of the Interior and Local Government ordered the closure of all cemeteries during the upcoming Undas to curb the spread of COVID-19. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Jumping from tomb to tomb

A man jumps from stacked tombs as people flock to a public cemetery ahead of the observance of All Saints’ Day in Quezon City, on Friday. While cemeteries, memorial parks, and columbaria will be closed for the second straight year due to COVID-19 during Undas, these will be open outside All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day at at 30% capacity which could go up to 50% depending on the local government. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News