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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 11, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 11 2019 11:07 PM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

World’s tallest bamboo sculpture is in Pangasinan

The statue of Saint Vincent Ferrer stands in the middle of a prayer park in Barangay Bani in Bayambang, Pangasinan in this photo taken on Thursday. The 50.23-meter (official height) statue, which is made from steel and engineered bamboo, was officially declared by the Guinness World Records as the tallest supported bamboo structure last April 5, 2019. ABS-CBN News

Homo Luzonensis

Professor Armand Mijares illustrates the similarities of the bones from the foot of the Homo Luzonensis during a press briefing at the University of the Philippines Science Auditorium on Thursday. Mijares' team discovered "Homo Luzonensis," small-bodied hominin that lived on the island of Luzon at least 50,000 to 67,000 years ago. The assemblage of fossil bones and teeth were found in Callao Cave in Northern Luzon. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Blessing in the rain

Pope Francis (center) waves as he arrives for the weekly general audience on Wednesday at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. Thousands of Catholic devotees attend the pontiff’s weekly audience to listen to his catechesis. Andreas Solaro, AFP

Gigantic Wasp

Philippine Navy personnel watch as the US Navy's multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp cruises in the background during the Balikatan 2019 on Thursday off San Antonio, Zambales. The amphibious exercise, facing the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, involves hundreds of Philippine and American troops to hone their skills in "tactics, techniques and procedures." Bulitt Marquez, AP Photo

NBA’s Dwyane Wade bids farewell

Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade (3) is doused with water by his teammates after playing his last NBA game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Wade bid farewell after 16 years of basketball, highlighted by 3 NBA championship titles (2006, 2012 and 2013), a NBA Finals MVP title in 2006, and an NBA scoring champion in 2009. Wendell Cruz, USA TODAY Sports

Jewel Changi Airport Rain Vortex

The 40-meter high Rain Vortex, the world's tallest indoor waterfall, is seen from inside Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore on Thursday. The highly anticipated airport will officially open on Wednesday, April 17. Feline Lim, Reuters

Assange arrested

A poster is attached to a barrier across from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody Thursday. Police in London say they've arrested at the embassy on a court warrant dating back to 2012. Matt Dunham, AP Photo