THE DAY IN PHOTOS: December 27, 2019


Posted at Dec 28 2019 01:33 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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Ursula casualties rise

Rescuers carry a body believed to be one of several fishermen missing due to Typhoon Ursula from the shore in Borongan, Eastern Samar on Friday. The death toll from the storm that struck on Christmas Day rose to 28. Alren Beronio, ABS-CBN News

Tree times two

A New Year tree decorated to mark the Christmas and New Year celebrations is reflected in a pond as people walk on the square in Minsk, Belarus. Many Christmas traditions are usually New Year’s traditions in Belarus such as the New Year tree, a holdover from Soviet times which was more secular. Sergei Grits, AP

Filling orders

Workers fill carton tubes with gunpowder in Bulacan as they make fireworks on Friday to fill orders a few days before New Year’s celebrations. Bulacan is known for its fireworks industry and the local government has implemented guidelines in the manufacturing of fireworks to be sold in the area. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Newseum closes

Patrons visit the Newseum in Washington, DC, on Thursday, during its last week of operations. According to its website, the Newseum, dedicated to news gathering and the First Amendment, will close at the end of the year and place many of their artifacts in storage because “remaining in the current location has proved to be financially unsustainable.” Jonathan Ernst, Reuters

Spinning, sugary sensation

A vendor spins cotton candy at a theme park in Parañaque City on Friday. Theme parks around Metro Manila are favorite spots for bonding as Filipinos families maximize their Christmas vacation. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

PH welcomes 8 millionth tourist

Department of Tourism official Roberto P. Alabado III (left) welcomes Yachiyo Imamoto and husband Tamio of Japan on Friday. According to the DOT, Yachiyo is the 8 millionth international tourist to arrive in the country this year. DOT OPAA, Handout