Top photos of the day: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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From the archives:Chicago residents try to get some relief from record-breaking heat on July 30, 1916. | File photo

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

Palestinian mourners carry the body of their loved one, killed on an Israeli strike in the Shijaiyah neighbourhood, out of the morgue of Gaza City’s Shifa hospital, during the funeral. Israeli strikes hit the crowded shopping area in Gaza City, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees Wednesday in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that push the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting. | AP Photo

An Israeli soldier sits on top of a Merkava tank along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip after returning from combat in the Palestinian enclave. | Getty Images

A festival goer holds a sign advertising “quality hugging” for one Euro on the day prior to the first concerts at the 2014 Wacken Open Air heavy metal music festival in Wacken, Germany. Wacken is a village in northern Germany with a population of 1,800 that has hosted the annual four-day festival, which attracts 75,000 heavy metal fans from around the world, since 1990. | Getty Images

KChinese soldiers ride on the back of a truck as they patrol outside the Id Kah Mosque, in Kashgar, China. China has increased security in many parts of the restive Xinjiang province following some of the worst violence in months in the Uyghur dominated area. | Getty Images

Chicago Bears guard Matt Slauson (68), center, works with defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (90), left, and defensive end Jared Allen (69) during training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. | AP Photo

Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree of England compete in the Women’s Synchronized 3m Springboard Final at Royal Commonwealth Pool during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. | Getty Images

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