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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 9, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 10 2019 12:12 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Biles breaks world record in women gymnastics

Simone Biles of the USA performs on the balance beam during women's team final at the gymnastics world championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Tuesday. Biles made history for winning her 21st world medal in women’s gymnastics after the US team won its fifth consecutive team title at the gymnastics world championships. Matthias Schrader, AP Photo

Cosplay vs coal

Activists don costumes of Japanese characters Naruto, Goku, Doraemon and Pikachu in a creative protest outside Sofitel Plaza Hotel in Pasay City, where the ASEAN Senior Officials meeting on Sports is being held, on Wednesday. The group, led by the Power for People Coalition, urged the Japanese government to stop funding coal citing its impact to the environment and health. ABS-CBN News

No more villas

A bulldozer demolishes illegal structures set up and used by inmates inside the New Bilibid Prison in Manila on Wednesday. The police and Bureau of Corrections spearheaded the demolition in a bid to stop preferential treatment and alleged illegal business dealings in the country’s main penitentiary. Jam Sta. Rosa, AFP

Ball is (not) life

A worker removes a giant advertisement promoting NBA preseason games in China from a building in Shanghai on Wednesday. Several Chinese brands, including tech giant Tencent whose deal with the NBA is reported to be worth $1.5 billion, have cut ties with the league after commissioner Adam Silver reiterated its stance of standing up for free speech. Aly Song, Reuters

One for posterity

Lumad students from various schools for evacuees have their photo taken during the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center’s 35th anniversary celebration at the University of the Philippines Diliman on Wednesday. The students said aside from natural disasters, they also fear the supposed militarization of their communities due to the continuing martial law in Mindanao, even as the Department of Education in the Davao region recently ordered the closure of all 55 Lumad schools operated by Salugpongan Ta'Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Mini Pope

A child wearing a pope’s outfit is held up for Pope Francis to see during his general audience at the Vatican on Thursday. The Pope’s currently ongoing Synod of Bishops on the Amazon is tackling the issue of ordaining “viri probati” or “tested married men” to serve the Amazon’s isolated rural communities to address a sever priest shortage in the remote areas. Vatican Media via Reuters

Market watch

People find time after work to pass by and buy produce at the Fairview Wet & Dry Market on Wednesday. Inflation cooled to its slowest in over three years, according to official data, lowering the prices of some goods. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News