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

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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

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The boy and a 28-year-old man were outside in the 2000 block of East 71st Street when someone passing in a car opened fire and struck them both, Chicago police said.
Michael Porter, 58, was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison after he was convicted for recording boys in Chicago-area YMCAs and possessing nearly 100,000 pictures and videos of child pornography.
The bicyclist was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where she died, Mayor Nancy Rotering said on Facebook.
“This is very, very tragic. I have never seen anything like this in my career,” said a fire and emergency official at the scene.
The teen was arrested minutes after a 14-year-old boy was killed and four other people were wounded in the 4200 block of South Wells Street.