Top photos of the day: Thursday, July 31, 2014

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From the archives:Bears quarterbacks George Blanda (from left), Ed Brown and Zeke Bratkowski show their form during training camp on July 31, 1958. | Sun-Times file photo

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

David Weir of England crosses the line to win gold in the Men’s T54 1500 meter final at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, United Kingdom. | Getty Images

Fans attend the Buelent Ceylan performance 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

Fans are held up by fellow fans as they float towards the stage at the Hammerfall performance at the 2014 Wacken Open Air heavy metal music festival in Wacken, Germany. | Getty Images

Geraint Thomas of Wales goes past The Tolbooth during the Men’s individual time trial during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, United Kingdom. | Getty Images

Displaced Palestinians sit in a makeshift tent at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City where many Palestinians have have taken refuge after fleeing attacks in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of the city. With more than 220,000 Palestinians already sheltering in UN facilities — four times the number from the last Gaza conflict in 2008-2009 — the top UN refugee official Philippe Krahenbuhl said he had reached breaking point. | Getty Images

On the last day before Congress takes a five-week summer recess, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, about Republicans pushing through legislation to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, after accusing him of deliberately exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Democrats have branded the effort a political charade and an effort by top Republicans to mollify conservatives who want Obama to be impeached. | AP Photo

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