THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 10, 2020


Posted at Aug 11 2020 04:53 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

Flooding hits Beijing

A man carries a woman while crossing a flooded street after a sudden rain in Beijing on Sunday. Massive flooding caused by heavy rains affected millions of people in southern parts of China the past weeks. Noel Celis, AFP

Strict lockdown in SJDM, Bulacan

Police and health personnel inspect residents passing through a checkpoint at San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on Monday. Only essential deliveries, medical emergencies, travel of health workers are allowed in and out of the city as the city implements a strict lockdown from August 10 to 18, in an attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the province of Bulacan. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Indonesia's Mt. Sinabung erupts anew

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials into the air as it erupts, in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday. Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. Sugeng Nuryono, AP

Awaiting aid, come rain or shine

Beneficiaries of the government's Social Amelioration Program (SAP) seek cover from the rain, at a payment center in Pulang Lupa Dos, Naga Road, Las Pinas City on Monday. The government said the release of the second tranche of the SAP has been ongoing since the end of June and is expected to be finished before the country goes into its 6th month after Aug. 15 of quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More Heramis, ABS-CBN News

Hong Kong flexes powers under new security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, center, who founded local newspaper Apple Daily, is arrested by police officers at his home in Hong Kong, Monday. Lai was arrested on suspicion of collusion with foreign powers, his aide said, in the highest-profile use yet of the new national security law Beijing imposed on the city after protests last year. AP Photo

Mega-quarantine facility in Parañaque

Workers begin construction of a quarantine facility in Parañaque City on Monday. The government said the 525-bed facility is the biggest in Metro Manila which has been placed on stricter lockdown until Aug. 18 after medical groups warned that the nation was waging a losing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic with an alarming surge in infections. Aaron Favila, AP