THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 2, 2020


Posted at Jan 02 2020 11:51 PM

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German zoo fire kills at least 30 animals

Firemen work at the burning monkey house of the zoo in Krefeld, western Germany, on early Wednesday, New Year’s Day. The fire, which might have been caused by flying lanterns on New Year's Eve, ripped through the monkey house at Krefeld zoo, killing dozens of animals, including orangutans, chimpanzees and marmosets, the management said. Alexander Forstreuter, DPA, AFP

Jakarta flood kills 9

Man carries his belongings across floodwaters at the Jatinegara area after heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday. At least 9 people were reported killed and thousands evacuated after heavy rains caused massive flooding in Jakarta. Willy Kurniawan, Reuters

Ready for a 'Joyride?'

Motorcycle driver Joseph Monton shows his phone with the motorcycle taxi Joyride app during a press conference at Annabel’s Restaurant in Quezon City on Thursday. Joyride, which is run by We Move Things Philippines, Inc., joins Angkas and “Move it” during the Department of Transportation and inter-agency technical working group’s extended pilot run, which will determine the continued operation of motorcycle taxis in the country. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Back to reality as holidays end

A woman holds a child’s hand as she gets ready to leave at the Araneta Bus Terminal in Cubao, Quezon City on Thursday. Filipinos are expected to flock back to their respective places of work after their Christmas vacation. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Forced landing kills 8 in Taiwan

A rescue team searches for missing military officers, after a Black Hawk helicopter made a forced landing at a mountainous area near Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday. Taiwan’s top general, General Shen Yi-ming, has been confirmed as one of the eight people who perished. This comes just days before the island is set to hold elections with national defense as one of the prominent issues. Yilan County Fire Bureau, Handout via Reuters

Waiting for a ride

A woman waits to board a provincial bus on Buendia Street, Pasay on Thursday, the last day the number coding scheme is suspended for such vehicles. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News