THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 29, 2020


Posted at Jan 30 2020 05:10 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Hidilyn Diaz wins 3 golds in Weightlifting World Cup

Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz competes during the 2020 Weightlifting World Cup in Rome on Tuesday. The Rio Olympics silver medalist took home 3 golds in the snatch (93 kilograms), clean and jerk (119 kg), and overall lift (212 kg) in the women's 55-kilogram division. Photo courtesy of Federazione Italiana Pesistica

In memoriam

Shadows are cast on a memorial wall as fans gather at LA Live, near Staples Center where the Los Angeles Lakers play, to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant on Tuesday. The remains of the 9 people killed during the helicopter crash were recovered from the hills of Calabasas and were brought to Los Angeles County’s forensic science center for identification, according to authorities. Mark J. Terrill, AP Photo

High demand for face masks in HK

People line up in a store to buy face masks in Central District, Hong Kong on Wednesday. The Hong Kong government announced that all cross-border rail routes between the mainland and Hong Kong will be halted starting at midnight on 30 January and services at six border checkpoints will be suspended in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. According to media reports, the 2019-nCoV has claimed 132 lives and infected almost 6,000 people, mainly in mainland China. Jerome Favre, EPA-EFE

One last look at home

Ernesto Vergara, in a green shirt, looks on as neighbors help him gather what they can from his home in Brgy Alas-as in Taal Volcano Island on Thursday. Residents are trying to salvage what they can of their belongings under mounds of ash before leaving their homes for the last time after the whole island was permanently closed due to threats to safety. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Precautionary measure

Pre-school students, teachers, and guardians wear protective masks as part of preventive measures against the 2019-nCoV at a Chinese-Filipino school in Quezon City on Thursday. Authorities say there are still no confirmed cases of the virus in the country even as the Philippines has suspended the issuance of visa on arrival to Chinese nationals amid the scare. Rolex Dela Pena, EPA-EFE