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A member of the so-called Blockupy alliance dressed as a clown tries to provoke a police officer outside the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, as groups representing social movements, activists, workers, trade unions and political parties protest austerity measures and the authority of the bank as its new headquarters are inaugurated.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNE DEDERT / DPA

A pretzel vendor in Frankfurt, Germany, goes where the customers are as opponents of austerity measures and the European Central Bank's authority gather to protest at the opening of the bank's new headquarters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNE DEDERT / DPA

An Afghan honor guard takes part in graduation ceremonies for newly appointed officers at the National Military Academy in Kabul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP

The Northern Lights, or Aurora borealis, glow in the skies over Lietzen, Germany, farther south than they are usually seen, after a solar storm sent a giant cloud of electrically charged particles through the Earth's atmosphere.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / DPA

Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana celebrates as he crosses the finish line of the snowy fifth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico race in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUK BENIES / AFP

A man walks through a cloud of smoke produced by a fireworks display during the Fallas Festival in Valencia, Spain, which celebrates St. Joseph, the patron of carpenters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAI FOERSTERLING / EFE

An ambulance crew moves a victim from the scene of a deadly drive-by shooting outside a market in Stockton. Seven people were shot, three fatally,

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clifford Oto / The Record

Tunisian security officers take up positions on the street after gunmen opened fire at Tunis' Bardo Museum in an attack that left at least 21 people dead, including many tourists.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED MESSARA / EPA

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In Wednesday’s Pictures in the News, “Blockupy” activists gather outside the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, prior to the opening of the bank’s new headquarters to protest austerity measures and the ECB’s power.

Maerkisch-Oderland, Germany: The Northern Lights, or Aurora borealis, are observed in the night sky farther south than normal after a solar storm sent a giant cloud of electrically charged particles through Earth’s atmosphere.

Tunis, Tunisia: Tunisian security officers take up positions after gunmen opened fire at the Bardo Museum in an attack that left at least 21 people dead.

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