Posted at Apr 24 2019 11:50 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Philippines' Uy wins bronze in pole vault

Philippines' Natalie Rose Uy in action during the women's pole vault final of the Asian Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday. Uy settled for bronze after gold medalist Huiqin Xu and silver medalist Li Ling from China. Ibraheem Al Omar, Reuters

VP Leni celebrates 54th birthday with Marawi women

Vice President Leni Robredo poses for photos during the graduation ceremony for displaced women who are part of the Initiative for Marawi (I.M.) Women Weaving and Empowerment Program in Marawi City on Tuesday. The program, which seeks to provide psychosocial, political, and economic empowerment to women and girls displaced by the siege, was initiated by SPARK! Philippines and the Austrian Embassy in Manila, and implemented through a partnership with Sinagtala PH, an NGO that assists displaced residents of Marawi, with particular focus on women and children. VP Leni's trip to Marawi coincided with her 54th birthday. Arnold Almacen, OVP

PH Navy participates in Chinese Navy 70th anniversary parade

Sailors stand on the deck of a Philippines Navy ship as it participates in a naval parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of China's People’s Liberation Army Navy in the sea near Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province, on Tuesday. China celebrated the 70th anniversary of its navy on April 23 by showing off its growing fleet in a sea parade featuring a brand new guided-missile destroyer. Under grey, foggy skies, Chinese President Xi Jinping stood on a warship to take the salute from 32 Chinese vessels, including submarines, and 39 planes off the eastern city of Qingdao. Mark Schiefelbein, AFP/Pool

Early for 'Avengers: Endgame'

A man takes a selfie as movie-goers line up for the first screening of "Avengers: Endgame" in a mall in Quezon City on Wednesday. Select theaters will be screening the anticipated Marvel film for 24 hours from April 24 to May 1. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Duterte visits earthquake affected areas in Pampanga

President Duterte coordinates with rescuers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Bureau of Fire Protection during his inspection of earthquake-affected areas in Porac, Pampanga on Tuesday. Duterte also met with the members of his cabinet and local government officials at the provincial capitol in San Fernando City to discuss disaster response measures. Richard Madelo, Presidential Photo

Russia welcomes Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks past honor guards during a welcoming ceremony upon arrival at the railway station in the far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok on Wednesday. Although Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin are set to meet for the first time and are not planning on signing any agreements or making a joint statement, the North Korean leader’s visit comes amid a deadlock in the nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington. Kirill Kudryavstev, AFP