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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: September 11, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 12 2019 12:48 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Tondo fire kills 3

Firefighters retrieve the bodies of Leo Lance Tequillo, 4, and Andre Tequillo, 5, and Mara Beneza, 23, who died in a fire at Honorio Lopez in Tondo, Manila on Tuesday. The fire, which reached second alarm, destroyed 10 houses in the area. ABS-CBN News

A toast for Singaporean President Yacob

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (left) proposes a toast in honor of Singapore President Halimah Yacob during the dinner reception Davao City hosted for President Yacob and her husband, Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, at the Marco Polo hotel in Davao City on Tuesday. Yacob, Singapore’s first female president, is currently in the country for a 5-day state visit to strengthen bilateral ties between the Singapore and the Philippines. Manman Dejeto. ABS-CBN News

World commemorates 911 attacks

A man walks by the Tribute in Light, lit to commemorate the 18th anniversary of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, USA, Tuesday. The world commemorates the 911 attacks, where nearly 3,000 people were killed after 19 hijackers crashed commercial jets into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. Andrew Kelly, Reuters

North Korea tests super-large multiple rocket launcher

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the testing of a super-large multiple rocket launcher in North Korea, in this undated photo released on September 10, 2019 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The missile test happened hours after the Kim Jong Un expressed willingness to resume stalled denuclearization talks with the United States. KCNA via Reuters

LGBT group calls for SOGIE Bill passage

Members of LGBT group Bahaghari raise placards after holding a press conference on Wednesday calling for the passage of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill. The group launched their information campaign called #AchibDisBill2020 which aims to educate people and gather support for the measure. President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he would certify the SOGIE Equality Bill as urgent but his spokesperson Salvador Panelo later said the president meant a different anti-discrimination bill. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Starting them young

A woman holds up a book for her child on Wednesday, the first day of the Manila International Book Fair at SMX Convention Center in Pasay. The fair, which also holds seminars, workshops and other events, is on its 40th year and will run until Sunday, September 15. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Stifled by ‘Team Eiffel’

Rudy Gobert of France dunks as Team USA’s Brook Lopez and Derrick White look in the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in Guangdong, China on Wednesday. France knocked out the US, 89-79, ending the basketball superpower’s 58-game winning streak, which dates back to 2006. Ng Han Guan, AP