THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 17, 2020


Posted at Feb 18 2020 02:14 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

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US evacuates citizens from COVID-19 stricken cruise ship

Buses carrying US citizens leave the Daikaku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port, next to the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, on Monday. Americans began leaving a quarantined cruise ship off Japan on February 17, 2020, to board chartered flights home as the number of new coronavirus cases diagnosed on the vessel jumped to 355. Behrouz Mehri, AFP

'Bikoy' posts bail

Peter Jomel Advincula alias “Bikoy,” along with his lawyer Atty. Larry Gadon, arrive at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 138 on Monday to post bail in connection with the conspiracy to commit sedition case filed against him. Advincula is among 11 individuals, including former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, charged with conspiracy over the release of the video “Ang Tunay na Narco list” linking the President Duterte to the illegal drug trade in the country. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Bribes rolled up in bond paper

Immigration officers attend the Senate hearing on human trafficking, led by Senator Risa Hontiveros, at the Philippine Senate Monday. Hontiveros vowed to investigate deeper on the alleged “pastillas” system in reference to money rolled out in bond papers as service fees given to members of the Bureau of Immigration to facilitate entry of Chinese POGO workers in the country. Joseph Vidal, Senate PRIB

Trump takes warmup lap in Daytona 500

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump ride in the Presidential limousine nicknamed “the Beast” as they take a pace lap ahead of the start of the Daytona 500 Nascar race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on Sunday. Trump is the second president ever to attend the race, succeeding George W. Bush in 2004 who was also seeking re-election at the time. Saul Loeb, Pool via Reuters

Slamming it home

Giannis Antetokounmpo of Team Giannis dunks the ball during the 69th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Antetoukonmpo led his team with 25 points and 11 assists but ultimately fell to Team Lebron in the All-Star Game’s new format. Jesse D. Garrabrant, NBAE via Getty Images/AFP