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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 PressLink
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 PressLink
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 ImagesLink
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 / EPALink
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