THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 3, 2020


Posted at Jan 04 2020 12:14 AM

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Thousands of tourists evacuate amid Australian wildfire

Boats are pulled ashore as smoke and wildfires rage behind Lake Conjola, Australia, Thursday. Thousands of tourists fled Australia's wildfire-ravaged eastern coast Thursday ahead of worsening conditions as the military started to evacuate people trapped on the shore further south. Robert Oerlemans via AP

First Friday blessing

Devotees attempt to get closer to a Catholic lay minister as he sprinkles holy water after the first Friday mass. Thousands of devotees attend the first Friday mass and the 9-day novena with 6 days left before the annual commemoration of the Traslacion of the Black Nazarene on January 9. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Eco group pushes for Zero Waste Traslacion

Members of Ecowaste Coalition hold a protest in front of the Quiapo Church in Manila on Friday. The environmental group urged devotees of the Black Nazarene to be mindful of their garbage during the annual religious procession, which is expected to draw millions of Catholics on January 9. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Swept away

Residents walk near the wreckage of cars that were swept away by flood in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, Friday. Severe flooding in greater Jakarta has killed at least 43 people and displaced tens of thousands others, the country's disaster management agency said. Achmad Ibrahim, AP

Tribute to OFWs

People pass in front of a mural depicting overseas Filipino workers (OFW) on the walls of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration on Friday. The Philippines has imposed a temporary OFW deployment ban to Kuwait after migrant worker Jeanelyn Villavende was killed allegedly by her employers in December. At least two other Filipina workers have died in Kuwait in the last two years. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Protest in Iraq

A mock US flag is laid on the ground for cars to drive on in Baghdad on Friday, following news of the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guards top commander Qasem Soleimani in a US strike on his convoy at Baghdad international airport. Iran has vowed "harsh retaliation" for the US airstrike as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing. Ahmad Al Rubaye, AP

Creative crossing

People use one of the pedestrian lanes painted with three-dimensional murals in Antipolo City on Friday. The project, spearheaded by the local government, aims to promote road safety. Isay Reyes, ABS-CBN News