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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 6, 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 07 2020 12:54 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Remembering Hiroshima bombing

Kazumi Matsui, right, mayor of Hiroshima, and the family of the deceased bow before they place the victims list of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima Memorial Cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Thursday. Japan marked the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing when the USA detonated nuclear weapons killing hundreds of thousands of civilians in the final year of World War II. Eugene Hoshiko, AP

Beirut blast aftermath

An aerial view shows the massive damage done to Beirut port's grain silos (center) and the area around it on Wednesday, one day after a mega-blast tore through the harbour in the heart of the Lebanese capital with the force of an earthquake, killing more than 100 people and injuring over 4,000. Rescuers searched for survivors in Beirut in the morning after a cataclysmic explosion at the port sowed devastation across entire neighborhoods, killing more than 100 people, wounding thousands and plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis. AFP Photo

LOOK: Brahminy Kite spotted in Manila

A Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) glides after catching a fish in this photo taken from Harbor Square at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex on July 31, 2020. According to the Birdlife International database, the population of Brahminy Kites in Southeast Asia is declining due to habitat loss, persecution and overuse of pesticides, but "not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for vulnerable." Photo courtesy of Donald Pancho

Do you have a mask on?

Manila COVID-19 safety marshals check on residents at Barangay 310, Zone 31 in Sta. Cruz, Manila on Thursday. The barangay personnel arrested residents who were caught not wearing face masks outside their residences as mandated by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease. ABS-CBN News

Bridging the EDSA bus lane for commuters

Welders work on a section of a footbridge being constructed along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Kamuning, Quezon City on Thursday. The footbridge will be used as commuters' access to the center island bus lane being used for the government's Bus Augmentation Program. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Pedaling through floods

Cyclists and motorists navigate a flooded street in Malabon City on Thursday after a sudden downpour. According to PAGASA, Metro Manila and parts of Luzon will experience isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms while the trough of a Low Pressure Area (LPA) west of Palawan is expected to bring rains and thunderstorms to Quezon province, the Mimaropa and Bicol regions, and parts of Visayas and Mindanao. The LPA is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Concerned citizen helps out jeepney drivers as MECQ continues

Jeepney drivers wearing face masks line up to receive food aid from a concerned resident on a road in Manila on Thursday as Metro Manila reverted back to the modified enhanced community quarantine where public transportation is not allowed. The Philippines plunged into recession after its biggest quarterly contraction on record, data showed on August 6, as the economy reels from coronavirus lockdowns that have wrecked businesses and thrown millions out of work. Lisa Marie David, AFP

Support health workers

A man walks his dog past a graffiti in Valenzuela by Sim Tolentino and Bria Barrios showing support for health workers on Thursday. The Department of Health said on Thursday it would ramp up the hiring of health workers to continue the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2 week modified enhanced community quarantine. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Free swab testing in Navotas

Health workers check residents as they are being swab-tested for COVID-19 at a gymnasium in Navotas on Thursday. The National Capital Region and outlying provinces returned to another lockdown after medical groups warned that the country was waging a losing battle against the coronavirus amid a surge in infections. Aaron Favila, AP