Top photos of the day: Thursday, July 17, 2014

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From the archives:Cattle and handlers are scattered across Chicago’s Union Stock Yards on July 17, 1946. | Sun-Times file photo

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

Wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines plane burns after it crashed near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Pro-Russian rebels fighting central Kiev authorities claimed on Thursday that the Malaysian airline that crashed in Ukraine had been shot down by a Ukrainian jet. The head of Ukraine’s air traffic control agency said Thursday that the crew of the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed in the separatist east had reported no problems during flight. | Getty Images

A woman lights a candle in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kiev on July 17, 2014, to commemorate passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. | Getty Images

President Barack Obama announces new national infrastructure initiative at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, in front of the I-495 Bridge, which is undergoing substantial structural repairs. The new initiative at the U.S. Department of Transportation will seek to encourage private investment in infrastructure projects such as repairing roads and bridges. | Getty Images

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators shout anti-Israel slogans during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain. | Getty Images

Yu Okamoto and Ken Terauchi of Japan compete on in the Men’s 3m Springboard Final during day three of the 19th FINA Diving World Cup at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China. | Getty Images

Israeli tanks seen moving along the border with Gaza on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. As the Israeli operation ‘Protective Edge’ enters it’s tenth day, the body count in Gaza has reach over 200 people. | Getty Images

Overweight Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp held for overweight children in Beijing, China. Obesity is a growing problem amongst the burgeoning middle-class in China, and recent studies show that the country is now the second fattest in the world behind the United States. Many parents send their children to special summer camps in an effort to get them into shape and prepare them for the hectic challenges of life in one of the world’s largest economies. | Getty Images

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