THE DAY IN PHOTOS: September 17, 2019


Posted at Sep 18 2019 12:40 AM

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Call to action for the Indonesian forest

A scuffle broke out with police as hundreds of Indonesian students gather to protest outside the office of the Riau Governor in Pekanbaru on Monday, demanding the government to do more to fight the raging forest fires in the region. Thousands of Indonesian firefighters are locked in an around-the-clock game of Whack-a-Mole as they battle to extinguish an invisible enemy -- underground fires that aggravate global warming. Wahyudi, AFP

Saving killer whales

Rescuers and volunteers work to successfully return a killer whale to sea near Mar Chiquita, Argentina, Monday. Seven killer whales were stranded on the coast before rescuers and volunteers returned six of them to sea, but one died in the process. Marina Devo, AP

Hong Kong train derails

This aerial picture shows rescue workers (center) standing on a railway track near a passenger train, after it derailed during rush hour outside Hung Hom station on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong on Tuesday. A passenger train derailed during the morning rush hour in Hong Kong on September 17 leaving three people injured, authorities said. Anthony Wallace, AFP

Removing book stalls on Recto sidewalks

A man loads stacks of secondhand books on a waiting tricycle during a street clearing operation in Manila on Tuesday. The City of Manila is implementing street clearing operations on supposed illegal vendors along its major roads, in an attempt to make the city pedestrian friendly. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Truck falls into ravine in T'boli

Rescuers and investigators clear debris from an elf truck that fell into a ravine in T'boli, South Cotabato, killing 20 on Tuesday. The truck, whose passengers came from a family outing in General Santos City, lost its brakes along the Lambagan Lamsolome T'boli Road causing it to careen off the road and into a ravine. Photo courtesy of Rolly Doane Aquino, PDRMMO South Cotabato

Involving everyone

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno gestures during a press conference at the City Hall on Tuesday as a sign language interpreter translates his speech. The city of Manila signed a memorandum of agreement with mobile payment company PayMaya on Tuesday which will provide senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and single mothers government ID cards that can be used as cash cards. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Hazy days ahead

A woman passing in front of the Malaysia’s Prime Minister’s office in Putrajaya, Malaysia on Tuesday covers her face with a scarf because of haze from forest fires. The haze has already reached Davao region and Soccsksargen, according to the Environmental Management Bureau. Lim Huey Teng, Reuters