Top photos of the day: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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From the archives:Bobby Rush, deputy defense minister of the Illinois Black Panther Party, reads a statement on June 4, 1969, during a news conference that followed an early morning raid on the Chicago Panther headquarters. FBI agents, who arrested eight persons. Rush called the raid “…a trick attack the party.” | AP file photo

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

World War II veteran Printis Sibley, who landed at Omaha Beach, visits a memorial to those who died in Vierville-Sur-Mer, France. Friday is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United States and the United Kingdom join forces to launch an attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary is planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. | Getty Images

D-Day re-enactment enthusiasts from the United Kingdom dressed as World War II American soldiers gather at the D-Day landing site where 70 years ago, thousands of U.S. soldiers invaded at Utah Beach, France. | Getty Images

Thousands of people crowd Victoria Park to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests with a candle light vigil in Hong Kong. On this date in 1989, students led a pro-democracy demonstration in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. The Chinese government brutally responded to stop it hurting and killing thousands of people. | Getty Images

Yeomen of the Guard prepare to conduct the ceremonial search ahead of the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II is to unveil the coalition government’s legislative program in a speech delivered to Members of Parliament and Peers in The House of Lords. | Getty Images

People walk past the world’s oldest cable car dating from 1873 at the Cable Car Museum Wednesday in San Francisco. With San Francisco’s famed cable cars remaining idle for the third day of a worker sickout, tourists who wanted to see a cable car had to visit the museum. Workers and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency are at odds over a new contract. Workers overwhelmingly rejected a contract proposal on Friday that union officials said would have resulted in a pay cut. | AP Photo

Hemi “The Heat” Ahio (left) throws a punch during the ‘SUPER 8: Last Man Standing’ bout against William Quarrie at The Trusts Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. | Getty Images

Women hold up their hands pledging to offer their lives, if needed, for the Islamic Revolution outside the shrine of the Ayatollah Khomeini on the 25th anniversary of his death on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran. Thousands of people gathered to hear speeches to mark the event. Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, is still revered by many Iranians, and his portrait hangs throughout the country. | Getty Images

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