Posted at Apr 17 2019 11:41 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Widodo votes

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and first lady Iriana Joko Widodo show their ink-stained fingers after casting their ballots during elections in Jakarta, Indonesia Wednesday. Around 193 million registered voters are expected to vote for the country’s president and 20,000 legislative posts. Edgar Su, Reuters

The poor’s cross

Protesters carry a wooden cross with paper notes of the wishes, concerns and problems of the urban poor during a rally on Holy Tuesday. The group said the event is held in a slum area to dramatize the alleged plight of the urban poor under the government of President Duterte. Aaron Favila, AP Photo

Retelling the Passion of Christ

A Filipino Catholic man joins other devotees in the marathon chanting of the story of Jesus' life, passion, and death during Holy Week rites in downtown Manila as they observe Holy Tuesday. Millions of Filipino Catholics are expected to participate in different Lenten rites during the week-long observance. Aaron Favila, AP Photo

Stations of the Cross in Alaminos

Devotees take time for meditation and prayers as they complete the Stations of the Cross leading to the 56-foot statue of Christ the Savior, which is located at the peak of Pilgrimage Island in the Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos City. Pilgrims and tourists are expected to flock to this island in observance of the Holy Week. Jojo Riñoza, ABS-CBN News

Flowers for Notre Dame

A bouquet of roses placed near Notre Dame Cathedral is pictured at sunrise on Wednesday. A total of $902 million has been pledged by a number of companies and business tycoons as French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to have the 850-year-old gothic structure rebuilt. Philippe Wojazer, Reuters

Election chat

Administration senatorial bet Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa whispers to President Rodrigo Duterte as fellow candidate Christopher "Bong" Go looks at PDP-Laban supporters during a campaign rally at the Cagayan Sports Coliseum in Tuguegarao City, April 16, 2019. Karl Norman Alonzo, Presidential Photo

Holy Week Exodus

People try to catch a ride at the Guadalupe Bus Stop on EDSA on Wednesday in a last minute bid to get to their destinations in time for the Holy Week break. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News