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Top photos of the day: Thursday, April 24, 2014

From the archives:

Marine Sgt. Barney Ross and sailor Shelby Pitts salute at a Chicago war bonds parade on April 24, 1943. | Sun-Times file photo

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

Martin Flores takes his shot out of the bunker on the third during Round One of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana. | Getty Images

A woman examines ‘Brace Yourself’, by the street artist Banksy which has gone on show during the ‘Stealing Banksy?’ exhibition at the ME Hotel on The Strand in London, England. The work is one of seven previously stolen pieces that the organisers of the exhibition, The Sincura Group, say they have found and restored and which will be auctioned on 28th April 2014. None of the artworks have as yet been verified and a statement on the artist’s website suggests that he does not approve of the work being displayed in this manner. | Getty Images

Rescue workers and divers are silhouetted against the sunset in Jindo. Furious relatives of missing victims from South Korea’s ferry disaster attacked a top coastguard official accusing him of lying about efforts to retrieve bodies still trapped in the submerged vessel. | Getty Images

BJP leader Narendra Modi waves to supporters as he rides in an open truck on his way to filing his nomination papers in Varanasi, India. India is in the midst of a nine phase election that began on April 7 and ends May 12. | Getty Images

Graham Delaet and his group walk up the first fairway during Round One of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April in Avondale, Louisiana. | Getty Images

Keystone pipeline protesters Wizipan Little Elk (left) of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup (right) hold a sign protesting the pipeline while standing in the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall in Washington, DC. As part of its ‘Reject and Protect’ protest, the Cowboy and Indian Alliance is organizing a weeklong series of actions by farmers, ranchers and tribes to show their opposition to the pipeline. | Getty Images

Kevin Walsh, of the New York Metro Area Postal Union, leads a protest outside a Post Office, due to a potential new deal between the Post Office and Staples in New York City. Under the proposed arrangement, Post Office counters, manned by Staples employeees, would be open in Staples stores around the country for people to drop off mail at. The proposed program has already been operating under a pilot program in approximately 80 stores across the country. | Getty Images

The Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera attempts to score ahead of the tag by the Royals’ Brett Hayes as home plate umpire Greg Gibson calls him out during the first inning at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The play was reviewed and the call was upheld. | Getty Images

Edwina Tops-Alexander of Australia on Fair Light van T Heike competes in the CSI5* 2 Phases Special during day one of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Antwerp at the Waagnatie in Antwerpen, Belgium. | Getty Images