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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 30, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 30 2019 11:46 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Protesters vs passengers

Passengers argue with protesters who disrupted a subway line in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted subway service during the morning commute by blocking the doors on trains, preventing passengers from leaving the stations. Vincent Yu, AP

Clearing up Baclaran

Residents and vendors rush to save their carts filled with goods and belongings as the MMDA and local government personnel conduct a clearing operation in the vicinity of the Baclaran church on Tuesday. The MMDA, along with local government units, beefed up its clearing operation in response to President Duterte’s directive to clear Metro Manila roads of illegal parked vehicles and ambulant vendors. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Security exercise

Emergency responders carry a "wounded" Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) operative during a security simulation exercise in Davao City on Tuesday. Davao City is strengthening its security enforcement and emergency response in preparation for the annual Kadayawan Festival celebration this month of August. Manman Dejeto, ABS-CBN News

Pinagmamalaking bayan

Workers install lights on the Kartilya ng Katipunan at the Bonifacio Shrine beside the Manila City Hall on Tuesday. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno announced his plans to clean and develop more green spaces in an attempt to make the city more pedestrian-friendly. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Malaysia's new king

Malaysia's new King Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah inspects the honor guard during his coronation at the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday. Sultan Abdullah called for racial unity during his installation as the country’s 16th king under a rotating monarchy system where the kings are elected by rulers of the country’s nine states, who take turns in serving five-year terms. Malaysia's Department of Information via Reuters

Starry night in Manila

Artist Ralph Rivera Pangilinan gives to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Tuesday a painting Pangilinan worked on depicting the Manila city hall clock tower with a backdrop similar to Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night." Pangilinan said the painting is inspired by the new, recently restored Bonifacio Shrine and its surroundings. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News