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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 7, 2020

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Posted at Feb 08 2020 01:54 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Woman in space

NASA astronaut Christina Koch reacts shortly after landing of the Russian Soyuz MS-13 space capsule in a remote area southeast of Zhezkazgan in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan, Thursday. Koch’s 328-day stay at the International Space Station, the longest made by a woman in space, will provide researchers valuable data on how long spaceflights may affect the female body. Sergei Ilnitsky, Pool via Reuters

Trump celebrates acquittal

President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper with the headline that reads "ACQUITTED" at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast, at the Washington Hilton, Thursday. The US Senate voted 53-47 for his acquittal on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress Wednesday. Evan Vucci, AP Photo

A call for medicine aboard virus-hit cruise ship

A woman waves after hanging a Japanese flag that reads "shortage of medicine" on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where more people were tested positive for coronavirus, while anchored at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, Japan on Friday. Japan’s health ministry reported additional 41 positive cases of 2019-nCoV, bringing to 61 the total coronavirus infection out of the 3,700 passengers onboard the cruise ship. Kim Kyung-Hoon, Reuters

Health workers rally

Health workers hold a picket rally in front of the National Children's Hospital along E. Rodriguez Avenue in Quezon City to push for the P16,000 national minimum wage and increase in the government’s health budget by 5 percent. The group raised concern on the quality of protection provided to health personnel and proper care to address the increasing cases of 2019-nCov infection. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Love conquers 2019-nCoV

A couple wearing protective face masks attend a mass wedding ceremony organized by the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Center in Gapyeong on Friday. South Korea has confirmed 24 cases of the SARS-like virus so far and placed nearly 260 people in quarantine for detailed checks amid growing public alarm. Jung Yeon-je, AFP

Travel deals

People attend a travel expo on Friday at the SMX Convention Center as they look for deals for their next trip. While the World Health Organization has said there is no need for any travel or trade restrictions to stem the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, several countries, including the Philippines, have imposed a ban on flights and cruises from China and its territories. China is the country's second largest tourism market. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Black Friday protests continue

A woman signs a petition calling for the renewal of ABS-CBN Corp.’s franchise during a candle lighting protest by press freedom advocates in front of the network’s office in Quezon City. The franchise is set to expire at the end of March this year but the House committee on legislative franchises has yet to tackle any of the bills proposing to grant a renewal even as support for the network has grown to include celebrities, solons, and international journalists. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Different kind of mask

A tourist tries on a carnival mask in Venice Thursday. According to the Venice Hoteliers Association, floods in November and fears of the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus have led to a 10 percent decline in hotel bookings ahead of the Venice Carnival, which begins Saturday. Manuel SIlvestri, Reuters