THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 9 2020


Posted at Oct 09 2020 11:50 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Societal, not social, distancing

Activists gather during a nationwide strike in Surabaya, Indonesia on Thursday against a controversial new law which critics fear will favor investors at the expense of labor rights and the environment. The recently approved Job Creation Law seeks to improve bureaucratic efficiency to attract more investments to the country. Juni Kriswanto, AFP

Going back home after the holiday

People arrive at Beijing Railway Station after an eight-day National Day holiday following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Beijing, China on Friday. In spite of the ongoing pandemic first reported in the city of Wuhan, the Chinese capital of Beijing received more than 9.8 million visits, up 8.4 percent from last year, during the holiday according to the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism. Thomas Peter, Reuters

Topping up before the ride

A teller manning a booth that sells load for Beep cards transacts with a customer on EDSA-Monumento on Friday. The distribution of free Beep cards began Friday after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board recently issued a memorandum ordering the free distribution of stored value cards for cashless transactions in public transport. This means that commuters will only need to pay for their fare. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Between a rock and a hard place

People use a concrete barrier as a makeshift bridge to cross a flooded portion of Karilagan Street near Dampalit River in Malabon on Friday. The street is currently under rehabilitation because of damage caused by the occasional overflowing of the river during the rainy season. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Heavy rains expected in Tokyo

People walk in the rain past souvenir shops lining a passageway to Sensoji temple in Tokyo on Friday. A slow-moving typhoon off Japan's southern coast has triggered gusts and rain across a large part of the country and could bring heavy rains to the Tokyo region through early next week, though it was not expected to make landfall, officials said Friday. Hiro Komae, AP