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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: December 6, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 07 2019 03:21 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

PH’s Hallasgo wins gold in women’s marathon

The Philippines' Christine Hallasgo wins gold at the SEA Games women's marathon in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac on Friday. Compatriot Mary Joy Tabal, the country's first female marathon Olympian, placed second after encountering problems during the race. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Vatican Christmas tree lights up

People take photos on the occasion of the Christmas tree and nativity scene lighting ceremony, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. The 85-foot tall Christmas tree is decorated with energy saving lights in an attempt to reduce its environmental impacts. Gregorio Borgia, AP

A police commando's oath

A student leads about 667 graduates in taking their oath during the ceremonial graduation of Special Action Forces (SAF) members at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Friday. The graduates will be dispatched to different regions in the country. ABS-CBN News

Miss Universe unveils 'Power of Unity' crown

Miss Universe Catriona Gray and Pascal Mouawad unveil the new Miss Universe crown at Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday. Designed by luxury jeweler Mouawad, the crown is crafted in 18-karat gold, handset with more than 1770 diamonds including a magnificent centerpiece shield-cut golden canary diamond weighing 62.83-carats. The Power of Unity crown marks the first collaboration between Mouawad and Miss Universe Marcus Ingram, Getty Images for Endeavor/AFP

“Hands off Sister Ellen”

Supporters of 80-year old Sister Ellen Belardo hold a rally to support the embattled missionary as she posts bail at the Quezon City RTC Branch 139 in connection with the perjury case file against her by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon. The groups condemned the alleged harassment and persecution of human rights defenders in the country. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Bata falls to younger competition

Efren “Bata” Reyes of the Philippines watches Ngo Dinh Nai of Vietnam during their SEA Games 1-cushion carom match at Manila Hotel on Friday. Reyes, considered the greatest ever billiards player, settled for bronze as the 65-year old mulls retirement. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Trying the bowl

Fans watch skateboaders from different countries at the Extreme Sports Complex facilities in Tagaytay City on Friday. Margielyn Didal will try to get another gold at the women’s street category finals Saturday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Gilas goes 2-0

Keifer Ravena of Gilas Pilipinas is defended by Vietnam’s Duong Justin Young during their SEA Games Men’s basketball game at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday. Vietnam’s initial pesky defense proved to be for naught as Gilas eventually pulled away for a 110-69 victory. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News