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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 9, 2022

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Posted at Feb 10 2022 12:10 AM

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Schools reopen for in-person classes in NCR

Two kinder pupils play during recess as the pilot face-to-face classes resumed at the Aurora Quezon Elementary School on Wednesday. The Department of Education allowed more schools to reopen during the expansion phase of the in-person classes as the government aims to gradually reopen schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ABS-CBN News

Halalan 2022 national campaigning begins

Residents go about their day as different election campaign materials start to come into sight in Tondo, Manila on Wednesday, a day after the campaign season for the May 9 national polls began. National position candidates have 90 days beginning Feb. 8, except for Maundy Thursday (April 14) and Good Friday (April 15), to campaign. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Getting tested for COVID-19 in Hong Kong

People queue at a makeshift nucleic acid testing center for COVID-19 at the Central District in Hong Kong on Wednesday. The Chinese special administrative region reported is first death potentially linked to the virus in 5 months as it recorded more than 2,600 cases over the past 2 weeks compared with just 2 in December. Joyce Zhou, Reuters

Waiting by the roadside

A street vendor in Baseco, Manila waits for customers on Wednesday against a backdrop of high-rise buildings as Metro Manila remains under Alert Level 2. Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion recently urged the government to deescalate to the lowest Alert Level and open up the economy “so business can prosper and people can do better in life.” Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Olympics: Germany’s Vinzenze Geiger wins gold in Nordic Combined

Germany's Vinzenz Geiger competes in ski jumping of the Nordic Combined men's individual normal hill/10km event during at Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the Zhangjiakou National Ski Jumping Centre on Wednesday. Geiger took home gold in the event which consists of a ski jumping competition and a cross-country skiing race and is the only Olympic sport where only men compete. Christof Stache, AFP