March 12: Delhi and beyond, in pictures

The day’s developments, events and newsmakers

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during her visit to Gandhi Ashram for a prayer meeting, in Ahmedabad.
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Patidar leader Hardik Patel joins the Congress on Tuesday.
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PTI Photo
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, party leaders Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visit Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad.
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PTI Photo
Congress President Rahul Gandhi flanked by senior leaders Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi in a group photo after meeting of Congress Working Committee (CWC), on the anniversary of Dandi March, in Ahmedabad.
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Photo: IANS
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
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AP/PTI
National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, leads a session of the opposition-controlled assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. 
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AP/PTI
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, right, visit the border between Israel and Syria at the Israeli-held Golan Heights. Graham says he will push for American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a territory it captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war.
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AP/PTI
International didgeridoo player William Barton performs during the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London. Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth - a global network of 53 countries and almost 2.4 billion people, a third of the world’s population, of whom 60 percent are under 30 years old.
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Siti Aisyah, right, formerly accused of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother in Malaysia, thanks Indonesian president Joko Widodo during a meeting at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Relatives and neighbors of Aisyah are preparing an emotional welcome home party after the charges against her were unexpectedly dropped. 
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AP/PTI
People collect water falling from a leaking pipeline on the bank of the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects access to running water in Caracas, Venezuela. The blackout has intensified the toxic political climate, with opposition leader Juan Guaido blaming alleged government corruption and mismanagement and President Nicolas Maduro accusing his U.S.-backed adversary of sabotaging the national grid. 
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AP/PTI
Damaged belongings, spoiled food and soaked furniture are piled up in the street to be taken away as trash after flooding in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to The Sao Paulo state fire department, heavy rains caused the deaths of at least 11 people in and around Brazil’s largest city, including a 1-year-old baby. 
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AP/PTI
Members of the Solecito Collective who are seeking their missing loved ones look for signs of clandestine graves inside a municipal dump in the port city of Veracruz, Mexico. The group received a map from an anonymous source which suggested the presence of hundreds of bodies buried in the area. 
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AP/PTI
An image taken from video issued by Nekton shows a submersible from the vessel the Ocean Zephyr during a descent into the Indian Ocean off Alphonse Atoll near the Seychelle. Members of the British-led Nekton research team boarded two submersible vessels and descended into the waters off the Seychelles on Tuesday, marking a defining moment in their mission to document changes to the Indian Ocean. 
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AP/PTI
A Boeing 737 MAX 8 being built for Oman Air sits parked at Boeing Co.’s Renton Assembly Plant, in Renton, Wash. Airlines in several countries grounded the same model jetliner Monday following Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8, the second devastating crash of one of the planes in five months. 
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Pramod Pushkarna
National protest by Dalit Christians demanding schedule caste status to Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims in New Delhi.
Pramod Pushkarna
Pramod Pushkarna
National protest by Dalit Christians demanding schedule caste status to Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims in New Delhi.

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