Top photos of the day: Thursday, June 12, 2014

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From the archives:Donald Trump tweeted today the letters going up on the Trump Tower were “magnificent and popular” while taking a shot at the lettering on the Chicago Sun-Times’ former offices. “Before I bought the site, the Sun Times had the biggest, ugliest sign Chicago has ever seen. Mine is magnificent and popular,” Trump said. Full story

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

Brazil fans with painted faces smile before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. | Getty Images

U.S. Army soldiers carry a transfer case carrying the remains of U.S. Army Spc. Justin R. Helton, of Beaver, Ohio, during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware. Helton was one of five U.S. Special Forces service members reportedly killed by “friendly fire” in southern Afghanistan. An investigation by the U.S. military into the “friendly fire” as cause of death is pending. | Getty Images

Invited guests listen to the speakers during the “Lord Mayor’s Dinner to the Bankers and Merchants of the City of London” at the Mansion House in London, England. In his keynote speech the Chancellor is announcing new measures to tackle “the unacceptable behaviour of the few and ensure that markets are fair for the many who depend on them”. | Getty Images

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland looks on from the fourth tee during the first round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. | Getty Images

A procession of police officers arrives at the funeral for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer Igor Soldo at Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. Police said Soldo and Officer Alyn Beck were shot and killed on June 8 at a restaurant by Jerad Miller and his wife Amanda Miller. Police say the Millers then went into a nearby Wal-Mart where Amanda Miller killed Joseph Wilcox before police killed Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller killed herself. | Getty Images

Demonstrators from the anarchist group Black Bloc attempt to break a window during a protest against the holding of the World Cup on the opening day of the event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. | Getty Images

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