Top photos of the day: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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From the archives:An aerial view of Grant Park, along with part of the Chicago skyline, as seen on July 1, 1965. | AP file photo

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

Fans sing the national anthem at Soldier Field before the World Cup match between the U.S. and Belgium. | Jessica Koscielniak / Sun-Times

Blerim Dzemaili of Switzerland reacts after a missed chance at goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Argentina and Switzerland at Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. | Getty Images

Angel di Maria of Argentina celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Argentina and Switzerland at Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. | Getty Images

Muslims break their fast with iftar during the holy month of Ramadan at Lootha Mosque, Bur Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Muslim men and women across the world observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint. During Ramadan, the Muslim community fast, abstaining from food, drink, smoking and sex between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast with an Iftar meal after sunset. | Getty Images

National Park Service employees work to keep the wind from blowing open a curtain of blue plastic tarps underneath the Whitehurst Freeway overpass ahead of President Barack Obama’s speech along the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, DC. The tarps add a layer of safety as they reduce people from outside the event from having a line-of-sight to the president. | Getty Images

An Iraqi woman holds her exhausted son as over 1,000 Iraqis who have fled fighting in and around the city of Mosul and Tal Afar wait at a Kurdish checkpoint in the hopes of entering a temporary displacement camp in Khazair, Iraq. The families, many with small and sick children, had no shelter and little water and food. The displacement camp Khazair is now home to an estimated 1,500 internally displaced persons (IDP’s) with the number rising daily. Tens of thousands of people have fled Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP camps around the region including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region. | Getty Images

Taxi drivers protest against ‘Uber’ during a 24-hour strike in Barcelona, Spain. Taxi drivers in main cities strike over unlicensed car services. Drivers say that is a lack of regulation behind the new app. | Getty Images

A bird sits on top of one of the four evangelists bronze statues outside the Cathedral in Brasilia. “Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady Aparecida” is the Roman Catholic cathedral and the seat of the Archdiocese of Brasilia. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, and was completed and consecrated on May 31, 1970. | Getty Images

Evgeniya Levashova of Russia serves during her Girls’ Singles second round match against Jil Belen Teichmann of Switzerland on day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. | Getty Images

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