THE DAY IN PHOTOS: September 4, 2019


Posted at Sep 05 2019 01:28 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

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Hurricane Dorian leaves Bahamas in ruins

An aerial view shows devastation after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas on Tuesday in this image obtained via social media. Dorian left at least 7 people killed and destroyed 13,000 homes, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Michelle Cove, Trans Island Airways via Reuters

Living with superheroes

Business owner Jerry Santos plays with his family inside his office filled with life-size superhero statues in Manila on Tuesday. The statues are usually exhibited in comic and toy conventions and range from P52,000 to P78,000. Agence France-Presse

Pope goes to Africa

Pope Francis waves as he boards an aircraft on his way to Maputo, Mozambique, in Rome's Fiumicino International airport on Wednesday. Pope Francis heads this week to the southern African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, visiting some of the world's poorest countries in a region hit hard by some of his biggest concerns: conflict, corruption and climate change. Andrew Medichini, AP

Gilas falls short vs Angola

CJ Perez of Gilas Pilipinas dribbles the ball against Angola during their 2019 FIBA World Cup Group D game on Wednesday in Foshan city, China. Gilas Pilipinas ended their group-stage stint with no wins as Angola took home its lone victory at the Philippines’ expense, 84-81. Ye Aung Thu, AFP

Never-ending reconstruction

A demolition crew tears down buildings near the Grand Mosque in Marawi City on Wednesday, as part of reconstruction efforts in the Lanao Del Sur capital. Two years since the siege of Marawi, reconstruction of the city, led by Task Force Bangon Marawi, is still ongoing, leaving residents unable to return to their homes. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News

One with the accused

Roman Catholic nuns, priests and human rights advocates recite prayers in Parañaque city on Wednesday, following a mass at the Redemptorist Church to express solidarity with fellow priests and bishops accused of sedition. The religious sector are also calling for justice for the thousands of victims killed in President Duterte's so-called war on drugs. Bullit Marquez, AP