Sign up for the Essential California newsletter to get great stories delivered to your inbox

Wednesday: Day in photos - Philippines

A young boy carries a sackful of freshly harvested charcoal in Manila. In a statement, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo likened the Philippine economy to a boxer, saying it has been "knocked down" but has gotten up and dusted itself off. Akira Liwanag / European Pressphoto Agency