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Top photos of the day: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

From the archives:Cardinal Francis George (left) was all smiles before installation as the ninth Archbishop of Portland, Oregon on May 28, 1996. A year later, he became the first Chicago native to become Archbishop of Chicago. | AP file photo

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

Spellers Charles Sirui Li (left) of Martinez, Georgia and Sumedh Garimella of Duluth, Georgia, watch as they wait for their turns during round two of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition National Harbor, Maryland. More than 250 spellers from the U.S. and seven other countries gathered to compete for the top honor in the annual spelling contest. | Getty Images

A soldier takes covers behind a speaker on top of a military vehicle as water bottles and objects are thrown at him during an anti-coup demonstration at the Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand’s new military junta aired videos Wednesday on television stations nationwide showing some of the prominent political figures it has detained as part of an effort to convince the public that detainees in army custody are being treated well. | AP Photo

Israelis during a march marking Jerusalem Day outside Jerusalem’s old city, Israel. Israel is celebrating the anniversary of the ‘unification’ of Jerusalem, marking 47 years since it captured mainly Arab east Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East war. | Getty Images

The Kansas City Royals’ Norichika Aoki bunts during the first inning against the Houston Astros in Kansas City, Missouri. | Getty Images

Delphine Dallison views saved tapestries as members of staff and specialist removers continue the retrieval of student art work from the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland. Firefighters managed to save much of the building’s contents from Friday’s fire including archives and collections which needed immediate conservation. | Getty Images

Members of staff and specialist removers continue the retrieval of student art work from the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland. Firefighters managed to save much of the building’s contents from Friday’s fire including archives and collections which needed immediate conservation. | Getty Images

In this image released by NASA, European Space Agency’s astronaut from Germany Alexander Gerst (top), Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev (bottom), and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, crew members of the latest mission to the International Space Station, ISS, wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. | AP Photo

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell (top) prepares to hit fullback Chad Abram during an organized team activity in Allen Park, Mich. | AP Photo