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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 9, 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 10 2020 01:38 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

Early start for Traslacion 2020

Catholic devotees chant "Viva! Viva!" as the Traslacion of the Black Nazarene begins a few minutes after 4 a.m. at the Quirino Grandstand on Thursday. Millions of devotees are expected to join the annual procession of the Black Nazarene to Quiapo Church. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Ukrainian plane crash kills 176 in Iran

Bodies of the victims of a Ukrainian plane crash are collected by rescue team at the scene of the crash in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday. A Ukrainian passenger jet carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday, just minutes after taking off from the Iranian capital's main airport, turning farmland on the outskirts of Tehran into fields of flaming debris and killing all on board. Ebrahim Noroozi, AP

Black Nazarene crosses Ayala Bridge

Thousands of devotees crowd the Ayala Bridge in Quiapo, Manila as the image of the Black Nazarene makes its way during the annual Traslacion on Thursday. Citing safety reasons, the annual procession of the Black Nazarene crossed Ayala Bridge for the first time based on the recommendations of the Department of Public Works and Highways and the city government of Manila. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Breaking barriers

Filipino Roman Catholic devotees are pushed by police and military as they try to break the barriers to go near the carriage of the Black Nazarene during the annual Traslacion, in Manila on Thursday. A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics prayed for peace in the increasingly volatile Middle East at the start Thursday of an annual procession of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ in one of Asia's biggest religious events. Aaron Favila, AP

Top diplomats exchange notes

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi exchange their signed notes during a signing ceremony and press briefing in Manila on Thursday. The top diplomats of both countries discussed various issues including maritime security and the situation in the West Philippine Sea. Willy Kurniawan, Reuters

Dungaw during Traslacion

The image of the Nuestra Señora del Carmen de San Sebastian is raised atop a platform at the San Sebastian Church for the traditional Dungaw during the Traslacion of the image of the Black Nazarene in Manila on Thursday. The rite is a religious courtesy inherited from the Spanish when images not included in a procession would be displayed by its owners near a window as a procession passes. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News