Members of the Dutch Royal Guard guide their horses through clouds of thick smoke and gunfire on the beach of Scheveningen, near The Hague to prepare for the presentation of the Dutch 2016 Budget Memorandum in The Hague, the Netherlands today.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel winks at a colleague in the parliament building in Berlin, Germany. The German parliament continues to discuss the budget for 2016
Chancellor, George Osborne, leaves Downing street to deliver the Budget on Wednesday. The first Budget after the Conservative party won the General Election in May
A homeless man sits on a street in the Central Business District of Sydney as the Australian government prepares to release its 2015/16 budget on Tuesday
Photographers prepare for Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to leave Downing Street this morning.
Media wait outside 11 Downing Street, the official London residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, ahead of George Osborne’s Budget speech in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
Lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev, left, was left with blood on his face after a scuffle in the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, during a debate on this year’s budget. Despite the opposition’s efforts to disrupt the vote, the budget draft, which has already been delayed by almost two months, was passed on its second reading
Commuters cast long shadows as they walk along Lisbon’s Comercio square during a partial strike by the city’s subway workers. The strikers are protesting against salary cuts and other austerity measures linked to Portugal’s 2014 national budget.
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The sun’s rays strike the rocky coast of Acadia National Park, Maine, on Thursday morning. A federal budget-related delay has pushed back the opening of many of the park’s seasonal facilities until May 17. Acadia saw a 5% funding cut of it’s $7.8m budget on March 1. The cut represented the National Park Service’s share of federal sequestration.