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Fresh morning snow covers a classic car in Lebec, near Lake Castaic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A demonstrator is pushed along by an advancing line of riot police during a 24-hour general strike called by leading unions to protest the Greek government's continuing austerity measures ahead of an audit by international creditors. The strike disrupted airline schedules, ferries and hospital services.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIS MESSINIS / AFP / Getty Images

Judges and prosecutors across Spain walked out on strike Wednesday to protest budget cuts that they claim have increased their workload and crippled the judicial system.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated Press

A mother-to-be has her belly painted at the Nine Months Fair, which offers new and prospective parents information about pregnancy and having a baby.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBIN UTRECHT / EPA

A flash mob performs an improvised version of the Harlem Shake in front of the Berlin Cathedral, defiantly braving sub-zero temperatures gripping the region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP / Getty Images

Ukrainian lawmakers huddle on the parliament floor after proceedings were brought to a halt by opposition members protesting the practice of absentee voting in parliament, which can result in more votes being cast than there are delegates present.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPA

Ethnic Albanian children look out the window of their home in the southern part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica. European Union-brokered talks between the prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo -- thought to be tackling the sensitive issue of the ethnic Serbian minority living in northern Kosovo -- were due to resume Wednesday in Brussels.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VALDRIN XHEMAJ / EPA

A Hindu holy man looks on near the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. Dozens of holy men live around the temple devoting their life to Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP / Getty Images

Kashmiris light candles as a three-day strike began in Indian-controlled Kashmir to protest the secret execution and burial by government officials of a Kashmiri man this month in New Delhi. Mohammed Afzal Guru had been convicted of involvement in a 2001 attack on India’s Parliament.The protesters were demanding the return of Guru's remains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated Press

Actor James Franco poses for a photograph with a fan as he arrives for the Japanese premiere "Oz the Great and Powerful."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPA

Japanese plum blossoms are shrouded in fresh snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EVERETT KENNEDY BROWN / EPA

A sedated Asiatic black bear, also known as a moon bear, receives a checkup from veterinarians after its arrival with two other moon bears from Xiangjiang Safari Park in China as part of an animal exchange program. The new additions will join Singapore's famous Night Safari attraction when their quarantine ends in early March.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHEN MORRISON / EPA

Macedonian cross-country skier Sote Andreeski leads competitors in a 10-kilometer qualifying race at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIERRE TEYSSOT / AFP / Getty Images

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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in California, where an overnight winter storm leaves a light dusting of snow on a classic car in Lebec.

In Europe, a demonstrator protesting government austerity is pushed along by riot police in Athens; judges and prosecutors across Spain walk out of court to protest budget cuts; and competition continues in the  FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Italy.

On the lighter side of the news, a mother-to-be has her belly painted at the Nine Months Fair for new and prospective parents in Amsterdam. In Germany, members of a flash mob defy sub-zero temperatures to perform an improvised version of the Harlem Shake in front of the Berlin Cathedral.

Elsewhere, An Asiatic black bear, also known as the moon bear, gets a checkup after arriving in Singapore from China as part of an animal exchange program; actor James Franco gives a fan a thrill at the Japanese premiere “Oz the Great and Powerful” in Tokyo; and Japanese plum blossoms are in bloom after a snowfall in Misaki.

Add stops in India, Kosovo, Nepal and the Ukraine to round out the report.

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