Top photos and videos of the day: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

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What does melting snow look like? One person wanted to know, so they set up a camera and here’s a pretty cool time-lapse video:

This armed robber’s gun is no match for one good samaritan’s body slam:


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

A villager searches for a place for the roasted pigs in Dalem Temple at Timbrah Village in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia. Usaba Dalem is an annual ritual held by the people of Timbrah Village, during this ritual all the villagers will cook roasted pigs and carry them to Dalem Temple as an offering to God and an expression of gratitude for a successful harvest. | Getty Images

Four people were hurt following a 25-car chain-reaction crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 79 between the McKean and Edinboro exits in Franklin Township, Pa. None of the injuries were serious and authorities had the road open by about 11 a.m. According to witnesses, the accident was caused by heavy snow squalls that limited visibility. | AP Photo

A man walks alongside a memorial for the people killed in clashes with police, at Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest. Ukraine put its police on high alert after dozens of armed pro-Russia men stormed and seized local government buildings in Ukraine’s Crimea region early Thursday and raised a Russian flag over a barricade. | AP Photo

In this image released by NASA, a Japanese H-IIA rocket with the NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory onboard lighs up the night sky as it take off from launch pad 1 of the Tanegashima Space Center in Tanegashima, Japan. The satellite will collect data from an international network of existing and future satellites to map global rainfall and snowfall every three hours. | AP Photo

A model wears a creation for Rick Owens’s ready-to-wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris. | AP Photo

Workers begin to dismantle the charred remains of a bus set on fire overnight by anti-government protesters, in Valencia, Venezuela. In the past two weeks, clashes between protesters and security forces loyal to the president have left 16 dead, and opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been thrown in jail. | AP Photo

Phil Keoghan during round one of the New Zealand Open at the Millbrook Resort in Queenstown, New Zealand. | Getty Images

Ajax’s fans light fireworks during the Europa League round of 32 second leg soccer match between Red Bull Salzburg and Ajax in Salzburg, Austria. | AP Photo

Workers begin to dismantle the charred remains of a bus set on fire overnight by anti-government protesters in Valencia, Venezuela. | AP Photo

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