This week in photos: August 20-26

We look at 10 images that highlight this week's events.

Rio-Olympics-Closing-Ceremony-turnover-japan-2020_CNNPH.png Closing ceremony: Rio passes Olympic flag to Tokyo

As the Rio Olympics drew to a close, the torch of succession was passed on to Tokyo -- the next host of the Summer Games. Present during the Flag Handover Ceremony were Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, and Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike.

Leila-De-Lima-interview-CNNPH (1).jpg De Lima: I guarantee fair, professional inquiry

Sen. Leila De Lima sat down with CNN Philippines as she prepared to lead a Senate investigation into alleged extrajudicial killings linked to the Duterte administration's fight against illegal drugs.

PNP-Chief-Ronald-Bato-dela-Rosa-Leila-De-Lima-Senate-Probe-Extrajudicial-Killings_CNNPH.png Dela Rosa: PNP stand vs. extrajudicial killings 'uncompromising'

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald Dela Rosa met with De Lima before the start of the House probe on extrajudicial and summary killings. During the hearing, Dela Rosa said the national police will extend the full force of the law against those responsible for extrajudicial killings.

Killing-tagged-cops-senate-probe_CNNPH.png Officers emotional at the start of day 2 of the Senate probe on drug-related killings

Police Officer 2 Alipio Balo and Police Officer 1 Michael Tomas appeared to wipe away tears on Tuesday on day two of the Senate hearings on drug-related killings. During the hearing, PNP Chief Dela Rosa said the crime rate in the country had gone down 31 percent.

UST-Plaza-Mayor_CNNPH.jpg UAAP Season 79 to open on September 3 in UST grounds

In a break from tradition, Season 79 of the  University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) will open at the Plaza Mayor of the University of Santo Tomas - the host of this year's games. Previous UAAP openings have been held at the Araneta Coliseum and at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Italy-Earthquake_CNNPH.jpg Italy earthquake leaves hundreds dead; rescuers race to find survivors

Scores of people have died after a magnitude 6.2 quake hit central Italy on Wednesday.

luggage-pilferage-NAIA-2-CNNPH.jpg Preventing airport baggage theft

Ed Monreal, General Manager of the Manila International Airport Authority, said 25 cameras will soon be installed at NAIA Terminal 1 to prevent baggage pilferage.

Customs-ecstasy_2_CNNPH.png Customs intercepts ₱3 million-worth of ecstasy

Authorities from the Bureau of Customs seized ₱3-million worth of the party drug ecstasy on Wednesday. Packages containing the drug were intercepted in Pasay after arriving from Germany.

President-Duterte-Camp-Capinpin-CNNPH.jpg Duterte visits military camps

President Rodrigo Duterte took a photo with soldiers at Camp Capinpin in Tanay. Duterte continues to visit military camps around the country and did not mince words when he spoke about China during his visit to Camp Capinpin.

Biggest-natural-pearl_CNNPH.jpg World's biggest pearl found in Palawan?

The world's largest pearl may have been discovered in Palawan after a man turned it over to Puerto Princesa City Tourism Officer Aileen Cynthia Amurao. The man had kept it for years under his bed as a good luck charm, not knowing its value.

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