Top photos of the day: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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

Volunteers at a collection point for money, boots, clothing and other donations for Ukrainian soldiers fighting in eastern Ukraine light candles to commemorate those who have been killed in Lviv, Ukraine. Sporadic fighting between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian army is continuing and many people doubt the current ceasefire overtures will lead to an end to the war that has already cost over 2,000 people their lives. | Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A piper plays to hundreds of Yes supporters gathered in George Square to show their support for the independence referendum in Glasgow, Scotland. With just two days of campaigning left before polling stations open and voters across the country will hold Scotland’s future in their hands. | Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

A Gnat is ensnared by water droplets left by fog on a cobweb in London, England. | Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real’s third goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Real Madrid CF and FC Basel 1893 in Madrid, Spain. | Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Meadham Kirchhoff show during London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 in London, England. | Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images

Ukrainian marines practice urban warfare techniques following instruction from U.S. soldiers on the second day of the “Rapid Trident” NATO military exercises near Yavorov, Ukraine. The two-week exercises include participating units from a variety of NATO and NATO-associate countries as well as Ukrainian troops. Meanwhile the Ukrainian parliement today ratified an associate agreement with the European Union and also agreed on a autonomous status for the separatist-controlled portion of eatern Ukraine. | Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images


Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill. It is the first in a series of high-profile hearings that will measure congressional support for President Barack Obama’s strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria. | AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite


Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) talks to reporters after a hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill. Senators questioned the top military and civilian leaders about the threat posed by the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL. | Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A police officer stand guard next to the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria. Rescue workers early Tuesday dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slight injury, a government spokesman said. The death toll rose to 60 by Tuesday afternoon from the fallen multistory building serving as a shopping mall and guesthouse at the sprawling campus of televangelist T.B. Joshua’s Synagogue, Church of All Nations, on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. | AP Photo/Sunday Alamba

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