THE DAY IN PHOTOS: November 12, 2019


Posted at Nov 13 2019 12:37 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

LOOK: NASA captures Mercury in transit

This still image from video issued by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows Mercury as it passes between Earth and the sun on Monday. The solar system's smallest, innermost planet resembles a tiny black dot during the transit, which began at 7:35 a.m. EST (1205 UTC). NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory via AP

Heightened security in Hong Kong

A school student is questioned by police in the Sai Wan Ho district in Hong Kong on Tuesday following a day of pro-democracy protests. A Hong Kong police officer shot at masked protesters -- hitting at least one in the torso -- during clashes broadcast live on Facebook, as the city's rush hour was interrupted by protests. Dale De La Rey, AFP

In ample supply

A woman arranges cartons of eggs at her store in Kamuning Market in Quezon City on Tuesday. Members of the agricultural group Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag) raised concern on the apparent increasein egg retail prices in several public markets in Manila despite ample supply in the country. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

All that's left

Members of the 14th Infantry Battalion (IB) and 8th IB load backpacks of their comrades killed in action during a firefight against communist rebels in Barangay Pinanag-an, Eastern Samar on Tuesday. Six improvised explosive devices were detonated simultaneously as some 50 rebels attacked the soldiers, killing 6 and wounding 20. Alren Beronio, ABS-CBN News

Bushfires ravage Australia

Sharnie Moren and her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte look on as thick smoke rises from bushfires near Nana Glen, near Coffs Harbour, Australia, on Tuesday. Queensland and New South Wales have recently declared a state of emergency as fires raged in Australia’s eastern region, killing three and destroying more than 150 homes. Dan Peled, AAP Image via Reuters

Gondolas and angels

Gondola riders enjoy the Christmas lights adorning the waterway at the Venice Grand Canal in Taguig City on Tuesday. More festive lights and decorations adorn establishments as the Yuletide season nears. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News