Supermoon rises over coast of Philippines.

A supermoon rises over the eastern coast of the Philippines.
Image Credit: Photograph by Brian Yen in the Philippines.
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Lightning strikes over Batangas.

Batangas, Philippines
Lightning strikes over Batangas as the Taal volcano erupts.
Viewed from the Tagaytay Ridge in Cavite, Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines. It is located about 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of the capital of the country, the city of Manila.
The main crater of Taal Volcano originally had a lake, until the 2020 eruption that evaporated the water inside it.
The volcano has had several violent eruptions in the past, causing loss of life on the island and the populated areas surrounding the lake, with the death toll estimated at about 6,000.
Photograph: Domcar C Lagto/Pacific Press/Zuma/Rex/Shuttestock
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Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City.

Dinagyang Festival
The Dinagyang Festival is an annual religious and socio-cultural gathering held in honour of Santo Niño on the fourth Sunday of January in Iloilo City, Philippines.
Image Credit: Photograph by Ariel Salupan, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
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The Feast of Saint John, village of Bibicat.

Aliaga, Philippines
Devotees covered in mud and dried banana leaves take part in the Taong Putik festival in the village of Bibiclat.
The residents celebrate the feast of Saint John by covering themselves in mud, dried banana leaves, vines, and twigs as part of a little-known Catholic festival.
The festival traces its history from the Pacific war and re-enacts how rain stopped the execution of 14 villagers by Japanese soldiers in 1944.
The townsfolk considered this as a miracle from Saint John, and every year since then the villagers roll in mud to show their gratitude to the saint.Image Credit
Image Credit: Photograph by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images
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