Top photos and videos of the day: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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This is what happens when a giant aquarium breaks at a restaurant:

This animal doesn’t need any help:


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

A Sunni protester flashes victory sign as he stand next of burning tires to block a major roadway between Beirut and the capital’s southern suburbs, a Hezbollah stronghold, to show their support with Sunni town of Arsal, in Beirut, Lebanon. | AP Photo

Braulia Fabian, 101, takes the oath of allegiance to the United States at a homebound naturalization service in New York City. Fabian, who is from the Dominican Republic, becoming a permanent U.S. resident in 1990, lives with a son in the Bronx. She was sworn in as an American citizen by Adalberto Tavares (L), an officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Braulia has 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. | Getty Images

A soldier with the Afghan National Army’s (ANA) National Engineer Brigade tries to make dry land after leaping from the top of a Mabey-Johnson portable pre-fabricated bridge which his unit was learning to construct with the help of U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (MCB) 28 at the ANA’s combined Fielding Center in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Seabees are attached to the U.S. Army’s 130th Engineer Brigade are responsible for training ANA soldiers various engineering tasks at the facility. In a recent speech to his country’s parliament, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said U.S. troops can leave Afghanistan at the end of the year because his military was ready to take over responsibility for the nation’s security. | Getty Images

A man recites the Koran after a special prayers held for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. | Getty Images

Gov. Pat Quinn is assisted by election judge Roksana to place his ballot in the machine at the Galewood Community Church. | Brian Jackson~Sun Times

Artist Douglas Gordon’s installation ‘Phantom’ is displayed during a media preview as part of the 19th Beinnale of Sydney at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia. | Getty Images

Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia, Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, Federico Delbonis of Argentina, Fabio Fognini of Italy, and Tommy Robredo of Spain swim with dolphins at the Miami Seaquarium ahead of the 2014 Sony Open in Key Biscayne, Florida. | Getty Images

A woman walks past a Russian military personnel carrier outside a Ukrainian military base in Simferopol, Ukraine. Voters on the autonomous Ukrainian peninsular of Crimea voted overwhelmingly yesterday to secede from their country and join Russia. | Getty Images

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