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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: December 20, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 21 2019 01:16 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

Holiday crash

Medical personnel from Manila Medical Hospital help a motorcycle rider who figured in an accident on United Nations Avenue in Manila on Friday. Thousands of motorists beating the holiday rush are contributing to the spate of accidents in the metro. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Piñatas, not parols

A woman walks among traditional "Piñatas" for the annual Christmas Posada celebration on a street in Mexico City, Mexico on Friday. Christmas Posada is a 9-day novena similar to the Simbang Gabi (midnight mass) in the Philippines, also a predominantly Catholic country. It also begins on December 16 and ends on the 24th, Christmas eve. Edgard Garrido, Reuters

Pageant experiment

Camille Schrier, of Virginia, performs a science experiment prior to winning the Miss America competition in Uncasville, Connecticut on Thursday. The 24-year-old biochemist beat 50 other candidates for Miss America and her win is viewed as a progressive step away from traditional beauty contest formats. Charles Krupa, AP

Angel vs pirates

Angel Locsin smiles after signing a memorandum of agreement with the Optical Media Board to be its newest endorser at Axiaa Hotel in Quezon City on Friday. Piracy has contributed to the decline of the local film and music industry. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Christmas feels

A child plays near decorations at a mall in Quezon City on Friday. Most malls in the metro have adjusted their schedules for the holidays to help alleviate traffic congestion and allow people more time for last-minute Christmas shopping. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News