Top photos and videos of the day: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

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Because this is America, one guy wants to find more efficient ways to eat chicken wings:

Because someone could, Kermit the Frog and Miss recreate the Richard Sherman interview:

This is what it looks like when a polar bear takes its first steps in the snow:


A selection of some of the best photographs from around the world:

Abby, a black lab, helps owner Claire Ringwald clear the snow at their home in Minneapolis. | AP Photo

A Chinese opera performer puts on makeup before The Beauty of China Opera show at Pakuwon Ballroom in Surabaya, Indonesia. | Getty Images

A forensic specialist walks around a burned bus in the town of Zapopan, Mexico. The bus was torched by unidentified attackers while officials detained the son of an alleged leader of a drug cartel during a raid in this town. A federal official who was not authorized to be quoted by name says the man detained is Ruben Oseguera. His father Nemesio Oseguera allegedly leads the Jalisco New Generation cartel. | AP Photo

A 45-day old hippo swims at Guadalajara Zoo, in Guadalajara city, Mexico. | Getty Images

Richard Green of Australia plays his second shot on the the 10th hole during the first round of the 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. | Getty Images

Elizabeth, N.J. firefighters walk near the burnt remains of business area after a five alarm fire. | Getty Images

Scottish artist Angela Palmer, poses for a picture beside her sculpture at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. | Getty Images

Low water levels are visible at the Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino, California. Now in its third straight year of drought conditions, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years, and reservoirs throughout the state have low water levels. | Getty Images

Anti-government protesters walk past a homeless man sleeping on a bench as they march in Bangkok. The general elections will take place on February 2 as the anti-government protesters vow to cause chaos by blocking polling stations. | Getty Images

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