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Top photos and videos of the day: Wednesday, March 5, 2014


One cop tried to talk his way out of an arrest. It didn’t work:


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

Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest Japanese woman looks on before her 116th birthday celebrations at Kurenai Nursing Home in Osaka, Japan. | Getty Images

An anti-Balaka militia child, wearing a charm necklace, holds a large knife in a street of Bossambele. United Nations diplomats will begin hammering out the details of a peacekeeping plan for the Central African Republic, hoping to restore order to the strife-torn country. | Getty Images

Jerome Boateng (L) of Germany is challenged by Alexis Sanchez of Chile during the international friendly match between Germany and Chile at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. | Getty Images

A snipers battalion shouts during a military parade commemorating the one year anniversary of the death of Venezuela’s former President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela. President Nicolas Maduro, the hand-picked successor of Chavez, organized 10 days of commemorative activities to mark Wednesday’s anniversary of Chavez’s death from cancer at age 58. | AP Photo

Nick Gifford waits at the end of the gallop with his dogs Freddie and Walter at Nick Gifford’s Downs Stables in Findon, England. | Getty Images

Aleksandra Frantceva of Russia trains for women’s Visually Impared Downhill Standing Ski event during a training session at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center for the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. | Getty Images

A firefighter battles an apartment fire in Detroit, Mich.. Dozens of residents were forced out of their homes by the early morning blaze on the west side of the city. | Getty Images

John McCann, a layman at Trinity Church, draws a cross using ash on a man’s forehead to symbolize Ash Wednesday in New York City. | Getty Images