Pictures in the News | March 18, 2015

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.

And there’s more.