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Top photos of the day: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

From the archives:

The Cubs’ Mark Grace (left) and catcher Sandy Martinez congratulate rookie pitcher Kerry Wood after he struck out 20 Astros batters to tie the major league record on May 6, 1998. | Sun-Times file photo

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

People pay tribute as the coffins of five British servicemen who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan pass the Memorial Garden in Carterton after being repatriated to nearby RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, England. Captain Thomas Clarke, Warrant Officer Spencer Faulkner and Corporal James Walters, of the Army Air Corps (AAC), who were serving as the Lynx aircrafts three-man team when they died alongside Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan of the Royal Air Force and Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas of the Intelligence Corps, who were believed to have been passengers on the flight. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has denied claims by the Taliban that insurgents shot the helicopter down in Kandahar province on April 26, claiming it was a tragic accident rather than enemy action that caused of the crash. | Getty Images

Rickie Fowler practices ahead of The Players Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. | Getty Images

Yuna Kim performs during her farewell ice show at Olympic Gymnastics Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. | Getty Images

Protesters shout slogans demanding freedom for the 23 near the barricades set up to impede access to the Municipal Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The trial of the 23 protestors, human rights defenders and activists arrested during violent clashes between protestors and security forces, which ended in the death of at least 5 people in early January in Cambodia, restarts today at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court of First Instance.The 23 are on trial on charges of intentionally causing damage and acts of violence, in relation to their alleged role during the protests in January. | Getty Images

Palestinian supporters of the Fatah movement attend a rally prior to the Student Council elections at Birzeit University, on the outskirts of the city of Ramallah in the West Bank. The Student Council elections, which will take place on May 7, will pit student supporters of the top two political movements Hamas and Fatah, days after the intra-Palestinian reconciliation agreement. | Getty Images

A motorist rides to work past a decorated wall in Kuala Lumpur. According to a Michingan University report earlier this year, Malaysia is ranked among the top 20 most dangerous countries for road users. | Getty Images

A woman sits in the shade underneath lines of lanterns after the Vesak Buddhist Ceremony celebrating Buddha’s birth at the Jogyesa Temple in Seoul, South Korea. The lantern festival, celebrating Buddha’s birthday will be held until May 11. | Getty Images

David Ferrer of Spain plays against Albert Ramos of Spain during day four of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain. | Getty Images