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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: December 12, 2019

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Posted at Dec 12 2019 11:50 PM

U2 finally performs for Filipino fans

Irish rock Band U2 performs before of thousands of fans at their maiden Philippine concert at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan on Wednesday. U2 frontman Bono stressed the importance of civil action and press freedom during the show, which is part of the Asian leg of The Joshua Tree Tour 2019. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Last full moon of the decade

Fireworks explode in front of the near full moon during the closing ceremony of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games at the Athletics Stadium in New Clark City, Capas, Tarlac on Wednesday. The US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration encourages enthusiasts to look up the sky to observe the last full moon of the year and the decade on December 12. Czar Dancel ABS-CBN News

Green group promotes 'Iwas-Paputoxic'

Students of San Antonio Elementary School in Quezon City use noisemakers in promoting alternatives to fireworks and other pyrotechnics in welcoming the New Year, on Thursday. The "Iwas Paputoxic" drive by the EcoWaste Coalition aims for public safety and environmental health as the country gets ready to usher in 2020. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Greenpeace climbs EU Council building

A police officer looks at a banner installed by members of Greenpeace during a protest action outside the European Council’s building in Brussels, Belgium on Thursday ahead of the European Summit. European Union leaders are set to tackle ways for the bloc to become carbon neutral by 2050 even as poorer coal-dependent nations fear they could be hit hard by the change. Yves Herman, Reuters

Catriona Gray, author

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray listens as ABS-CBN Creative Programs president Ernie Lopez gives a few words during her contract signing with ABS-CBN Books at the ELJ Communications Center in Quezon City Friday. Gray is the author of Conquering Your Universe, which will be published by ABS-CBN Books in 2020 under the deal. Gray recently came back to the country after crowning her successor, Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa.Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Meeting Henry Cavill

A fan takes a photo of Henry Cavill during an event at Ayala Malls Manila Bay on Thursday. Cavill, most popularly known for his roles as Superman, is in the country to promote the Netflix original series "The Witcher" where he stars as the lead character Geralt of Rivia. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Christmas current

Christmas lights are displayed along Cheonggyecheon stream during a lighting test of Seoul Christmas Festival in central Seoul on Thursday. The annual festival featuring LED decorations and a Santa village will be held from December 13, 2019 to January 1, 2020. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays celebrated in South Korea. Jung Yeon-je, AFP