Top photos and videos of the day: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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VIDEO

As part of an April Fools’ Day joke, the White House put together a legitimate piece on the history of beards in the White House:

PHOTOS

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

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz poses for a selfie with President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. | Getty Images

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Police advance near red flares left by demonstrators as they clash with anti-austerity protesters and block access to the venue of the European Union Informal Meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial affairs in Athens. Police forbid demonstrations near the venues where the EU ministers are meeting. Eurozone officials today urged France’s incoming government to stick to reform pledges, and Greece to capitalise on its painful austerity sacrifices. | Getty Images

Hulk Hogan attends the WrestleMania 30 press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe New York. | Getty Images

Women are reflected in a window as they view cherry blossom trees in full bloom on Meguro River in Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese Meteorological Agency tracked the Sakura (cherry blossom front) northward last week, peaking in Tokyo on March 30. | Getty Images

Miley Cyrus performs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. | Getty Images

General Motors CEO Mary Barra prepares to testify before the full House Energy and Commerce hearing room in a hearing entitled “The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The panel is investigating a safety defect that’s been linked to at least 13 deaths and has sparked a 2.6 million-vehicle recall. | Getty Images

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), left, high fives U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) before a press conference to urge Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, on Capitol Hill. The act would ensure equal payment for equal work for both women and men. | Getty Images

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