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Top photos of the day: Monday, May 12, 2014

From the archives:

On this date in 1970, Ernie Banks hit his 500th career home run. “I feel like I’m 12 years old,” he told a reporter after the game as he celebrated. | Sun-Times file photo

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

X-Men fans attempt to set the Guiness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as X-Men characters in Leicester Square, London, England. | Getty Images

A semi-trailer belonging to Todd Ricenbaw is blown on top of another one, in Cordova, Neb. after a tornado blew through the area the previous day. Several tornadoes moved across Nebraska on Sunday evening, causing damage to homes and businesses in or near Sutton, Garland, Cordova and Daykin. The storms also left more than 18,000 utility customers without electricity. | AP Photo

Ultra Orthodox take part in a mass prayer during the rally outside the “Tomb of King David” in Jerusalem, Israel. Israeli government and the Vatican started negotiations in order for the Vatican to purchase the site . The site of King Davids grave has importance to Christian community because of it’s belief that “Last supper” of Jesus took place on the second floor above the grave. | Getty Images

Indian women wait in line to vote at a polling station in Varanasi, India. Indians voted in the ninth and final phase of elections Monday. Counting will be on May 16. | Getty Images

A general view on court Pietrangeli of Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in action against Karin Knapp of Italy during day two of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia tennis 2014 in Rome, Italy. | Getty Images

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City lifts the Barclays Premier League trophy aloft outside Manchester Town Hall at the start of the Manchester City victory parade around the streets of Manchester, England. | Getty Images

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is shown the inner workings of the Submarine HMS Alliance as he arrives at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, England. | Getty Images

A Hindu holy man, or Sadhu, holds his election card as he waits in line to vote with others at a polling station in Varanasi, India. | Getty Images