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Residents stand amid a damaged house in Ometepec, in Guerrero state, after a strong quake hit southwest Mexico. The powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake caused residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO PARDO / AFP / Getty Images

An Indonesian police officer peeks out from a broken shield during a protest against the government's plan to raise subsidized fuel prices outside the presidential palace. The Indonesian government plans to raise the price of subsidized fuel in April to reduce costs in the state budget based on the economic situation of the country and rising global oil prices.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAST IRHAM / EPA

The body of seven-year-old Miriam Monsonego is carried by relatives during the funeral of victims of Toulouse school shooting, at the Givat Shaun cemetery in Jerusalem. Three French-Israeli children and a teacher gunned down outside the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school in the city of Toulouse, southern France on March 19.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GALI TIBBON / AFP / Getty Images

Dancers on stilts perform in front of the Athens Academy during a protest by Greek poets. The anti-austerity protest was held on World Poetry Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press

Protesters demonstrate outside Downing Street against Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne's austerity budget. Osborne is expected to announce an increase in personal tax allowances in his budget and is to make a cut in the top rate of tax.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPA

Kurdish Iraqis hold torches as part of Nawroz celebrations. Nawroz is the Kurdish new year, celebrated on the first day of spring. Kurds celebrate by wearing traditional clothes and going to the countryside to picnic, dance and listen to music.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAMAL AKRAYI / EPA

Wearing their traditional costumes, Kyrgyz girls dance at the Ala-Too Square during the annual celebration of Newroz, the ancient Persian festival marking the first day of spring and celebrated in central Asia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP / Getty Images

Smoke from burning tires billows as student protesters stage a demonstration against the government's plan to raise fuel prices.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated Press

A young Indian boy drinks water from a public tap. As the world gears up to celebrate World Water Day on Thursday, the U.N. estimates that more than one in six people worldwide do not have access to 5 to 13 gallons of safe drinking water a day to ensure basic needs for drinking, cooking and cleaning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sushanta Das / Associated Press

Maik Dannewitzsch fixes a Trabant car in the high ropes course of the adventure park near Dresden. The vintage car from the former German Democratic Republic will be a new attraction when the park opens its doors for the season at the end of the month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MATTHIAS HIEKEL / AFP / Getty Images

A young Bengal tiger lies on a scale during a veterinary check-up at the Serengeti Park. It is one of three tigers born on Feb. 14. The new visitor's season at the Serengeti Park, which houses over 1,500 animals of 96 species, begins this weekend.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOLGER HOLLEMANN / EPA

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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Mexico, where residents stand amid a damaged house in Ometepec after a powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck the area, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets. See Gallery

In Indonesia, there’s unrest as the government plans to raise the price of subsidized fuel in April. In Jakarta, an Indonesian police officer peeks from a broken shield during a protest outside the presidential palace and student protesters took to the streets to stage a demonstration in Medan.

In Israel, the body of 7-year-old Miriam Monsonego is carried by relatives during the funeral of victims of the Toulouse, France, school shooting at the Givat Shaun cemetery in Jerusalem. Three French-Israeli children and a teacher were gunned down outside the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse.

Elsewhere, dancers on stilts perform in front of the Athens Academy during a protest by Greek poets in central Athens on World Poetry Day; protesters demonstrate outside Downing Street against Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s austerity budget in London; and a young Bengal tiger lies on scales during a veterinary check-up at the Serengeti Park in Germany.

Add stops in India, Iraq and Kyrgyzstan to round out the report.

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