Top photos of the day: Monday, April 14, 2014

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From the archives:

Mayor Richard J. Daley tours the new McCormick Place topping-out ceremonies with Ray Schoessling, chairman of the center’s board of trustees on April 14, 1970. | Chicago Sun-Times Library File Photo

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

Burnt vehicles and motorcycles litter the road after an attack in Abuja, Nigeria. Twin blasts at a bus station packed with morning commuters on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital killed dozens of people. | Getty Images

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets members of the public in Latimer Square Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. | Getty Images

YANGON, MYANMAR – APRIL 14: Burmese celebrate the second day of their new year water festival called Thingyan April 14, 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar. Water-throwing is the distinguishing feature of this important festival during the first four days. Thingyan is similar to other new year festivities seen in Southeast Asian countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Songkran in Thailand. | Getty Images

Pakistani boys play cricket on a railway track in the slums of Karachi, Pakistan. | AP Photo

Our weather could be worse … like this scene in Menasha, Wis. | AP Photo

The coffin of fallen New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Dennis Guerra is brought out from St. Rose of Lima Church in Far Rockaway, Queens in New York City. Guerra died last week from injuries suffered in an arson blaze at a Coney Island public housing apartment building. Guerra’s patrol partner, Rosa Rodriguez, remains in critical condition. Felony murder charges were brought against Marcell Dockery, 16, who confessed that he set a mattress on fire because he was bored. | Getty Images

A boy sleeps between his family members as they camp on a footbridge outside the mayor’s office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Some of the thousands of people evicted from the abandoned buildings of a telecommunications company on April 11 are camping at the mayor’s office, asking for a place to live. | AP Photo

A helicopter empties a bucket of water to help put out a fire which devastated an area of Valparaiso, Chile. Firefighters backed by police and soldiers Monday battled for a third day a massive blaze that killed 12 people and ravaged a huge swath of Chile’s historic port city of Valparaiso. It could yet be another two or three days before they succeed in extinguishing the fire, officials warned, the worst to hit the city, consuming 2,000 homes and forcing thousands of people to flee for their lives. Some people who refused to leave their homes were killed when the inferno swept it. | Getty Images

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