Top photos and videos of the day: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

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

Shelly Gotlieb, Stefi Luxton, Christy Prior and Rebecca Torr of New Zealand pose for a picture at the Olympic Rings at Athletes Village in Sochi, Russia. | Getty Images

An Iranian man throws a snowball at his wife in Tehran, Iran. Tehran and many parts of Iran were blanketed with snow on Tuesday as heavy snowfall trapped thousands on the road and cut off water and power supplies in northern Iran. | AP Photo

A man pushes his bicycle in the port of the city of Lixouri, which was damaged by the recent strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the Greek island of Cephalonia early on February 3. | Getty Images

Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony rehearsals. | Getty Images

A visitor to Halcyon Gallery looks at Dale Chihuly’s ‘Cranberry Spire Chandelier’ in London, England. American artist Dale Chihuly has transformed Halcyon Gallery with his distinctive hand-blown glass sculptures. | Getty Images

A resident carries any belongings she could salvage from her shack at the Washington slum of Abidjan’s rich Cocody district during its demolition. The Ivorian ministry of construction and housing on December 21, 2013 ordered residents to leave the slum before its demolition. Some of the inhabitants still havent been offered a site where they could stay. | Getty Images

Australia’s Nicole Parks crashes at the finish of the moguls slope during a training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. | Getty Images

An SUV goes through a toll booth on the Kansas Turnpike during Tuesday’s winter storm, which left the turnpike and other major highways in Kansas packed with snow. | AP Photo

The Norwegian speed skating team practices during a training session at Adler Arena Skating Center in Sochi, Russia. | Getty Images

A group of Team SKY riders cycle in a small group during a Team SKY Training Camp Media Day in Mallorca, Spain. | Getty Images

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