The Day in Photos, 11 January 2017


Posted at Jan 11 2017 07:48 PM | Updated as of Jan 12 2017 12:49 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Obama gives farewell address

U.S. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, their daughter Malia, Vice-President Joe Biden and his wife Jill acknowledge the crowd after President Obama delivered a farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. on Tuesday. Obama delivered his farewell speech 10 days before stepping down as the 44th President of the USA on January 20, Inauguration Day of president-elect Donald Trump. John Gress, Reuters

Gina Lopez meets Limay residents

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez speaks with residents from Limay, Bataan affected by a reported ash waste spill, at the DENR on Wednesday. The group demanded the closure of the coal plant owned by San Miguel Consolidated Power Corporation. AC Dimatatac, handout

20 hurt in Pasig fire

Gasoline station staff members assess the damage at an explosion site in a gasoline station adjacent to a LPG refilling company in Pasig, Wednesday. At least 20 people were reported injured during the 2-hour fire. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Remains of Sirimon Island massacre

A member of the Philippine Coast Guard stands adjacent the recovered remains of the 8 fishermen massacred aboard their fishing boat near Sirimon Island in Zamboanga City on Tuesday. Seven other crewmen survived the attack after jumping overboard, according to local reports. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Coast Guard

Tribute to David Bowie

A David Bowie fan poses in front of the mural of the late British pop icon David Bowie created by Australian street artist James Cochran, also known as Jimmy C, as fans payed their respects in Brixton, south London on Tuesday, the first anniversary of Bowie's death. Daniel Leal-Olivas, AFP

Duterte’s 1st New Year Vin d'Honneur

President Rodrigo Duterte raises his glass for a toast as he urges diplomats from different countries across the globe to continue to build strong relationships with other nations during his first New Year Vin d’ Honneur at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on Wednesday. The Vin d’Honneur gathers envoys from different countries across the globe and other guests for a toast with the Philippine President. King Rodriguez, Malacanang Photo