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Top photos and videos of the day: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

VIDEO

Robotic arm transforms amputee into three-armed drummer:

An intern volunteers to get zapped from a drone armed with a stun gun:

GIF

Perhaps the best GIF from President Barack Obama’s appearance on Funny or Die:

PHOTOS

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

Oscar Pistorius sits, with a vomit bucket at the Pretoria High Court in Pretoria, South Africa while on trial for the murder of his girlfriend. | Getty Images

Riot police stand as people protest the death of Berkin Elvan, a Turkish teenager who was in a coma since being hit in the head by a tear gas canister fired by police during the summer’s anti-government protests, in Ankara, Turkey. The 15-year old Berkin Elvan’s death in an Istanbul hospital — nine months after he fell into a coma — looked likely to spark new protests in Turkey. Riot police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse anti-government protesters trying to converge in central Ankara and Istanbul hours after Berkin Elvan’s family announced his death. | AP Photo

People interact with the Getty Images video wall during Dubai Lynx 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. | Getty Images

A security guard visits the memorial monument for the victims of Madrid train bombings at Atocha railway station in Madrid, Spain. The worst ever terrorist attack to happen in Spain killed 192 people and injured another 1,857, after devices exploded in four commuter trains heading to Atocha Railway Station in the early hours of March 11, 2004. | Getty Images

A family looks at paper lanterns during a memorial held in remembrance of victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami at Yuriage Junior High School in Natori, Miyagi. | Getty Images

A man puts paper over a billboard bearing a crossed out Nazi swastika in the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Lawmakers on the flashpoint Crimean peninsula voted on March 11 for independence from Ukraine ahead of a referendum on joining Russia while Washington rebuffed talks with Moscow in one of their fiercest clashes since the Cold War. The strategic region’s self-declared rulers are recruiting volunteers to fight Ukrainian soldiers while Russia’s parliament on March 11 prepared legislation that would simplify the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea after the weekend’s vote. | Getty Images

Per Mertesacker of Arsenal challenges for the ball with Mario Goetze of Bayern Muenchen during the UEFA Champions League round of 16, second leg match between Bayern Muenchen and Arsenal at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. | Getty Images

Sen. Mitch McConnell (C) (R-KY) answers questions following a weekly policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol. | AP Photo