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Top photos of the day: Sunday, May 11, 2014

From the archives:

Dan Cook builds a snowman on top of his car in Melrose Park on May 11, 1966. According to the National Weather Service, more than two inches of snow fell on some parts of the Chicago area that day. | Sun-Times file photo

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

Participants get ready ahead of the race during the Challenge Triathlon Rimini in Rimini, Italy. | Getty Images

Fans watch as Martin Kaymer of Germany hits his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of The Players Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. | Getty Images

A masked pro-Russia militiaman sits on guard duty at a frontline position as people voted in eastern Ukraine’s independence referendum in Slovyansk, Ukraine. The referendum for greater autonomy is being held after pro-Russian activists took over at least ten cities in the eastern part of the country in a bid for less control from the central government from Kiev. | Getty Images

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Hartsizk, Ukraine. | Getty Images

Yasothon residents look on as huge, handmade rockets are launched into the air during the Bun Bang Fai festival in Yasothon, Thailand. During the Bun Bang Fai rocket festival, Thai residents launch enormous home-made rockets into the air to gain Buddhist merit and to celebrate the beginning of the rainy season. | Getty Images

Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a backhand against Kei Nishikori of Japan in their final match during day nine of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain. | Getty Images

A supporter of presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi hands out his posters to passing vehicles during a rally in Cairo, Egypt. With only two people,— former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi,— vying for the country’s top post, the Egyptian election commission set the first round of voting for May 26 and 27, with results expected by June 5. Arabic reads, “Hamdeen Sabahi for Egyptian presidency 2014.” | AP Photo

An expectant mother holds on to her belly as she pauses on the ramp during a fashion show organized to mark Mother’s Day in Bangalore, India. | AP Photo