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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 6, 2020

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Posted at Jul 07 2020 01:51 AM | Updated as of Jul 07 2020 05:19 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Search and rescue after Japan flooding

Residents are evacuated from a flood-affected area by rubber boats in Kuma village, Kumamoto prefecture, on Sunday. At least 16 people are dead after torrential rain in Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides, local media said, as rescue workers sift through debris in search of a dozen missing. JIJI Press, AFP

Preparing modules

Teachers from Geronimo Santiago Elementary Santiago sort out mathematics module to be used by elementary pupils for the upcoming school year on Monday. The Department of Education estimates that around 5.4 million students will skip enrollment this school year with the push for online learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Danny Pata, ABS-CBN News

Labor group calls for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Press freedom and workers’ rights advocates join ABS-CBN employees during a solidarity event calling for the renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise outside the House or Representatives on Monday. The House Committee on Legislative Franchises, together with the Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability, may vote on the network's franchise application on Monday after the 12th hearing which focuses on ABS-CBN’s news reporting. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Bells of solidarity

Parish staff Kier Dela Cruz rings the bell at the San Roque Parish Church on Monday. The Diocese of Caloocan rang its church bells to show support for ABS-CBN as the House of Representatives conducted its 12th hearing on the broadcasting company’s franchise application. The hearings may end this week. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

New normal in jeepney riding

A woman takes the temperature of and sprays disinfectant on a jeepney passenger in Manila on Monday. Thousands of jeepneys hit the road again over three months since they were forced to stop operation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Heavy rain damage in Japan town

A couple looks around at the site of their parents' house which was damaged by torrential rain in Kuma town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan on Monday. Torrential rain triggered massive flooding in the weekend leaving one woman dead, and several feared dead and missing, local authorities said. Kyodo via Reuters

Bring back that smile

Visitors, wearing protective face masks, make a selfie in front of the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo Da Vinci at the Louvre museum in Paris reopens its doors on Monday following the coronavirus disease outbreak in France. The museum reopened after being closed for nearly four months with certain restrictions like wearing masks and physical distancing. Charles Platiau, Reuters

Hearing suspended

Representative Janet Garin (left, standing) approaches Representative Boying Remulla (right, standing) during a suspension of proceedings at the franchise hearing for ABS-CBN at the House of Representatives on Monday. Garin was reacting to Representative Lito Atienza's comments on the issue of Dengvaxia vaccine that she raised during the hearing. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News