Top photos of the day: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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From the archives:The Blue Angels make a flyover before the start of the All-Star Game at U.S. Cellular Field on July 15, 2003. | AP file photo

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

Rescuers evacuate residents from flood-hit areas at the Fenghuang Ancient Town in Jishou, China. Torrential rain swept central China’s Hunan Province on Monday, affecting 720,000 people. | Getty Images

Buildings and a bridge are submerged by flood water at the Fenghuang Ancient Town in Jishou, China. | Getty Images

Bastian Schweinsteiger kneels down as he arrives in Munich after Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil final against Argentina. | Getty Images

Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates on stage at the German team victory ceremony in Berlin, Germany. | Getty Images

Curtis Bowery, 22, of Collierville, Tenn., hugs Ashley Ellis, 23, of Dayton, Tenn., after Ellis accepted Bowery’s marriage proposal on Chimney Tops in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, Tenn. The couple, who dated for over two years, met at The University of Tennessee and plan to wed next year. | AP Photo

Filipino fishermen check on their boat that are docked on top of piles of garbage as they prepare for a coming storm along a coastal village in Navotas, north of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines is bracing for possible floods and landslides as Tropical Storm Rammasun, locally called “Glenda”, intensified while moving closer to the eastern seaboard. | AP Photo

Kemarley Brown (from left), Asafa Powell and Keston Bledman compete in the Men’s 100m race at the EAA Premium Meeting Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland. Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell and fellow Jamaican Sherone Simpson have had their doping bans reduced from 18 months to six months. | Getty Images

Fireworks explode around the Eiffel Tower during the annual Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, France. The French National Day, commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille fortress and prison. | Getty Images

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