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Devotees raise their hands next to a replica of the Black Nazarene in Manila ahead of the annual religious procession, during which hundreds of thousands of barefoot Catholic devotees will honour an ebony statue of Jesus Christ, which they believe has miraculous powers
Children commute in a water basin at a flooded market in Candaba, Pampanga, north of Manila on Friday. Vast swathes of farmlands inundated by Typhoon Koppu in October were flooded again this week by rains from Typhoon Melor
Filipino villagers maneuver on floodwater in the typhoon-hit town of La Paz, Tarlac province, southern Manila, Philippines, on Thursday
A Filipino villager burns debris in the typhoon-hit town of Donsol, Sorsogon province, southern Manila, Philippines on Wednesday
Filipino evacuate the typhoon-hit town of Juban, Sorsogon province, southern Philippines, on Tuesday
A fireman douses a fire that gutted shanty town near a jail in Manila on Friday, as residents try to help. Hundreds of inmates were evacuated while thousands were left homeless after a massive fire hit a shanty town in the Philippine capital
A Filipino transgender woman holds a huge red ribbon symbolising the fight against the HIV virus as she poses before photographers during a World Aids Day celebration in Manila, Philippines today.
Filipinos search for salvageable materials following a fire in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, Philippines, on Thursday. At least 1,000 families were displaced after a fire razed through homes in a residential area in Mandaluyong City
A vendor of used magazines sleeps along a street in Manila on Monday
Filipino activists scuffle with anti-riot police during a protest rally against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Manila, Philippines, on Monday. Protesters blamed the APEC on the collapse of local business, low wages and environmental degradation
A Filipino informal settler boy frolics at a polluted coastline at a fishing village in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, on Friday
A Filipino inmate is seen inside a jail following a raid at the national prison in Muntinlupa city, Philippines. The National Bureau of Investigation found rifles, pistols, knives, bullets, refrigerators, televisions, and drug paraphernalia
A Filipino boy wades next to a church at the flood-hit town of Calumpit, Bulacan province, northern Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday. The Philippines suffered severe flooding after being hit by Typhoon Koppu
Filipino typhoon victims ride on a makeshift raft at a flooded street in Cabanatuan city, northern Manila, Philippines, on Monday. Typhoon Koppu triggered flash floods and landslides in the northern Philippines killing at least four people and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes
Filipino Marine soldiers maneuver during a mock ‘beach assault’ scenario in the town of Ternate, Cavite province, South of Manila, Philippines on Thursday
Policemen seek cover with their helmets and shields as they block protesters trying to march towards Batasang Pambansa, where Philippines President Benigno Aquino will address the joint session of Congress and deliver his last State of the Nation address in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Protesters burn an effigy of President Benigno Aquino during a rally near Batasang Pambansa in Quezon city, Metro Manila in the Philippines, on Monday. Aquino will address the joint session of Congress delivering his last State of the Nation Acayan.