Top photos of the day: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

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From the archives:Mamie Bradley, mother of 14-year-old Emmett Till, weeps as his casket arrives at the Illinois Central Station on Sept. 2, 1955. | Sun-Times library

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

Protesters stand in front of the Federal Courthouse at the start of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy trial. The trial will determine whether to approve the city’s $18 billion bankruptcy plan. | Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Cast members perform during the launch of Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza at The Royal Albert Hall in London, England. | Photo by Miles Willis/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil

Revelers participate in the annual West Indian Day parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. | Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images

The Ukranian flag flies on top of Donetsk airport. Ukraine’s military reported losing 15 soldiers over the last 24 hours of fighting with eastern insurgents who it claims are backed up by Russian weapons and troops. Senior defence spokesman Andriy Lysenko said another 49 troops and their accompanying irregular forces had been wounded in various attacks. He did not report losses suffered by the rebels in a campaign that has already claimed more than 2,600 lives. | Getty Images

Venus Williams (R) and Serena Williams return a shot against Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina during their women’s doubles quarterfinal match on Day Nine of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. | Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

A Ukrainian soldier smokes a cigarette on the top of an APC in the Donetsk area. Germany has agreed to accept for the treatment of 20 Ukrainian servicemen wounded in the southeast of the country as pro-Russian rebels allegedly backed with Moscow’s manpower and weaponry open a new front in the southeast. | Getty Images

An Afghan shopper buys watermelons at a market in Mazar-i-sharif. Countries with troops in Afghanistan have pledged roughly $1 billion to help bankroll Afghan security forces once most NATO troops withdraw by the end of 2014, on top of funds promised by the United States. | Getty Images

A fan attends Day Nine of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. | Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

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