Top photos of the day: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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From the archives:California Gov. Ronald Reagan is shepherded into a car waiting to take him from O’Hare to the Conrad Hilton Hotel on May 21, 1968. Reagan, who was running against Richard Nixon for the GOP presidential nomination, was in Chicago to speak at a United Republican fundraising dinner. | Sun-Times file photo

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

Justin Gatlin celebrates winning the Men’s 100m during the 2014 IAAF World Challenge Beijing at National Stadium in Beijing, China. | Getty Images

WPresident Barack Obama poses for photographs with the players, coaches and executives of the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks and their coach Pete Carroll in the East Room of the White House. Obama honored the Seahawks and their 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos last February. | Getty Images

A member of the Donbass Battalion, a pro-Ukraine militia, picks up his weapon after taking cover in a field near a Ukrainian military checkpoint in Dobropillya, Ukraine. Days before presidential elections are scheduled, questions remain whether the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk are stable enough to administer the vote. | Getty Images

Firefighters, police, members of the military and the public participate in the ceremonial transfer of the National 9/11 Flag into the The National September 11 Memorial Museum permanent collection in New York City. The giant American Flag, which was flying from a building beside the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and was later found badly damaged in the debris of ground zero, was unfurled at the World Trade Center site in a ceremony. The flag was refolded and firefighters marched it into the museum. The National September 11 Memorial Museum opened its doors to the general public today. | Getty Images

Martin Kelly, and his horse, Show Dancer, crashes through the steeple jump and falls to the ground at Sandown Lakeside in Melbourne, Australia. | Getty Images

Balinese Hindus carry offerings for god during they celebrate Galungan Day in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. Galungan is an important feast for Balinese Hindus which is held every 210 days according to the Balinese calendar, to honor the creator of the universe and the spirits of the honored ancestors. The festival symbolize the victory of “dharma”, or truth, above “adharma”, or evil. | Getty Images

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales feeds a polar bear called Hudson as he visits Winnipeg Zoo in Winnipeg, Canada. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are on a four day visit to Canada. | Getty Images

Anti terrorist police stand guard on the stairs as Air Force 2 with Vice President Joe Biden on board lands in Larnaca international airport, Cyprus. Biden arrived in Cyprus for an official, two-day visit to the ethnically divided island. Energy prospects in the east Mediterranean, the situation in Ukraine and talks to reunify Cyprus will top Biden’s agenda, who is the most senior American official to visit the island in 52 years. | AP Photo

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