Top photos of the day: Thursday, May 22, 2014

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From the archives:Chicago Bulls General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Jerry Krause reacts at the NBA Draft Lottery on May 22, 1999 as NBA Deputy Commissioner Russ Granik announces the Bulls will get the first pick in the draft — which they used on Elton Brand. | AP file photo

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

The Miami Marlins celebrate after Christian Yelich (center, left) hit a walk-off single against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. | Getty Images

A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, ‘The Old Guard,’ places a flag at grave site during the ‘Flags-In’ ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. A small American flag was placed one foot in front of more than 220,000 graves in the cemetery to mark the Memorial Day. | Getty Images

A defaced UKIP poster shows the faces of Nigel Farage and David Cameron in Sheffield, England. Voters across Europe are taking to the polls to vote in the elections for the European Parliament as well as local council elections in England and Northern Ireland. | Getty Images

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Pelosi criticized Republicans as exploiting the Benghazi attacks in establishing a new investigative committee, but said that she is sending Democrats to serve on the committee to ensure transparency and a fair process. | Getty Images

Private security guards protest in a street after 22 days on strike, in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As the World Cup clock ticks down, Brazil has also faced a new flare-up of protests against the more than $11 billion being spent on the tournament, which demonstrators say would have been better used on education, health care and transport. | Getty Images

This image released by NASA shows the Global Selfie Earth mosaic containing more than 36,000 individual photographs from the more than 50,000 images posted around the world on Earth Day. For Earth Day this year, NASA invited people around the world to step outside to take a “selfie” and share it with the world on social media. NASA released Thursday a new view of our home planet created entirely from those photos. | Getty Images

A pro-Russian fighter takes a photo on his cell phone of a burning cafe after impact of a mortar bomb, during fighting between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian militants at a checkpoint near the major highway which links Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, Ukraine. | AP Photo

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